Amidst the shifting deluge of problems that have plagued a teenager in his school life, an insidious dilemma has proven remarkably resilient in the adolescence landscape – bullying.
A 2006 survey by the Harvest Centre for Research, Training and Development and the Coalition Against Bullying for Children and Youth revealed that a staggering 70 per cent [...]
SDAR explains the CCA funding system as students call for greater transparency. By David Lim & Ng Jian Yang
Seven in 10 students feel that school funding for co-curricular activities (CCA) is insufficient, lacks transparency and favours certain clubs over others.
Common reasons cited by respondents in the poll of 200 students by npTribune include the striking [...]
Can a tropical country like Singapore produce a Winter Olympian? Yes, says celebrated US figure skater Michelle Kwan
Hopes of having a national team at the 2014 Winter Olympics dwindled drastically after the short-track speed skating team got banned from training at Kallang Ice World last month.
The skaters were told that if they wish to [...]
The actual event might have come and gone, but every day can be Valentine’s Day with these four luscious treats that are romantic, yet easy on the wallet.
1. White Chocolate Butterscotch Block from Awfully Chocolate
Price: $6.50 per 100g
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Operating Hours: 10 am to 10 pm daily
Impress the chocolate [...]
Organised bi-annually by the Red Cross Humanitarian Network (RCHN), the three-day event at OurSpace@72 saw a 41 per cent increase in students wanting to donate blood to 576, from 409 in May.
Over three days, 358 packs of blood were collected.
Many like See Xuan Bin, 17, a first-year Business Studies student and first-time blood donor responded [...]
Price: $19.26 (with GST)
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Most creative writers tend to find themselves falling into the dangerous trap of regularity and monotonicity as they continue to write, but Mr Chandran’s third collection of poems is anything but contrived.
The arrangement of the 101 poems he has [...]
He received a C grade for Feature Writing and thought he would never make it in journalism.
Today, Terrence Voon, 32, a sports correspondent with The Straits Times, is back in NP as an adjunct lecturer for the Sports Journalism module, teaching alongside the very lecturer who gave him that grade.
Mr Voon, who graduated in 1998, [...]
“You are not late, you are absent.”
Although everay student is aware of the 15-minute grace period before they are considered to be absent, there are some lecturers who relax the rule; but not Mr Lim Yu Beng.
Starting off his first acting class with a harsh 20-minute lecture on the severity of tardy behaviour, the 44-year-old [...]
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