Youths should care about dementia because it will affect them in the future. It may be the thing that kills them, be it being inflicted with dementia or having to take care of a loved one with dementia. By the time 2020 arrives, the number of dementia patients in Singapore will surge to 53,000 from its current number of 30,000 in 2010. How many grandparents and parents will be inflicted with [...]
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 [...]
The issue of a Strawberry Generation has been around for years now, with a variety of reasons as to why this phenomenon exists.
I personally take the view that the older generation will always perceive their successors as being less capable, and that we should not pay excessive heed to what they say.
Nonetheless, your article renewed [...]
I read your report on the abolishment of the 15-minutes grace period with great interest.
As a student who lives a good 90 minutes away, I was, quite frankly, outraged when I heard that students would be marked absent should they be even a minute late.
After all, being late should not automatically vilify one as being [...]
While adults hope to achieve all the 5Cs – car, cash, condominium, credit card and country club membership – by the end of their career, we at NP have our own 5Cs to strive towards.
Chilled in cans or hot over the counter, coffee is essential to our survival. On days that are packed with lectures, [...]
A spate of youth crime has plagued Singapore in recent weeks, with reports of vicious gang violence dominating headlines. Slashing, it seems, has become the flavour of the moment.
In the short span of five weeks, there have been four confirmed and separate cases of such attacks, leaving one dead and many injured.
These gruesome displays of senseless [...]
RENU BEGUM speaks to financial advisor Grace Soh, 56, from finexis advisory Pte Ltd, to find out more about how you can fund your dream university education
Q: What are some of the financial schemes that students can consider?
A: Some banks that they can approach for loans are POSB (Post Office Savings Bank) and Maybank, [...]
If you were not already aware that Singapore is on the cusp of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG), there is a very reasonable chance that you live under that proverbial rock.
The media frenzy perpetuated by the arrival of the Youth Olympic Flame to our shores on Aug 5 has led to a cornucopia of [...]
I refer to Dhevarajan Devadas’ letter, “A silent election”.
There are a few pointers which I would like to highlight with regards to that letter.
1) The election of the Students’ Union Committee member’s positions can only be done so by the council itself as stated in the constitution of NPSU:
(5) The council, presided [...]
The student union needs to work harder to earn the students’ support
Change came to NP on Jun 28, but it came so quietly that you might have missed it.
The NP Students’ Union (NPSU) had elected a new President and Executive Committee on that day, but few students would have any inkling about the change.
This is [...]