University

What college life taught me about faith

You start university with your timetable empty. But slowly, with every fair you go to – faculty events fairs, CCA fairs, sports fairs, et cetera – your schedule starts filling up, first the...

Work

Honestly, how do you feel about work?

In the mundane day-to-day overload of work and school, busyness has established itself as a badge of honour. It is a carefully crafted connotation of “success” in a culture which...

Post-secondary

No matter how you fared for your A Levels, remember: You are not your results

This rainy afternoon, multitudes of students went back to their Junior Colleges to receive their A level results. Some, however, went home with more than one results slip. The More Than One...

Post-secondary

‘If grades are all you’re chasing, it’ll be a never-ending pursuit’: From A Levels to attorney

Benjamin Kwok was born to entertain. Funny, eloquent and comfortable in front of a crowd, Ben saw his future self as a newscaster or actor, and set his sights on Hollywood. Little did he know his...

Finding Purpose

‘Closed doors can point us to better paths’: The robotics otaku who wouldn’t give up

Vernon Chow’s romance with robotics started with a ton of Lego and the uncanny ability to undo child-safety locks. “In primary school, my mum brought me to a robotics class and I was...

Finding Purpose

‘Don’t limit your life to what the results slip says’: The nurse who took a different route to hospital

From a young age, Caron Koh believed God had called her to the medical field. “I pushed myself very hard. I wanted to save the world. I was obsessed with my grades because I needed straight...

Mental Health

Studies, stress and suicide

The number of teenage suicides in Singapore is on the rise. Twenty-seven Singaporeans aged 10 to 19 killed themselves in 2015 –a 15-year high, and twice as many as the year before....

Post-secondary

The road less travelled, winding through death, betrayal and ITE

“Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last...

Surveys & Reports

Permission To Dream: A night of praise, prayer and reconciliation

More than 200 believers – students and parents – gathered at the Yale-NUS Performance Hall on the evening of Jan 10 for the NUS leg of Permission To Dream, a non-denominational worship event...