Post-secondary

Studies & NS

Back to school? 5 ways to make the most of a fresh start

From a young age, I’ve always loved the start of a new school year for a few… frivolous reasons. It meant that I had an excuse to change my school bag or shoes, if I persuaded my parents...

Mental Health

Navigating choppy waters: An athlete’s battle with anxiety

When I was growing up, my mum put a lot of pressure on me, being the first-born and all. I guess that made me feel like she was a tiger mum. There were a lot of things in my life, like piano and...

Real Life, Real People

Once ostracised and feeling like a failure, one defining moment changed my life

TRIGGER WARNING: This story contains material about suicidal thoughts and a suicide attempt that some may find distressing. Growing up, I helped my mother collect cardboard boxes to sell after school...

Post-secondary

Dear JC student, I know life is tough…

Dear JC Student, Let’s be real — Junior College (JC) is really tough. From the moment you step into school, teachers start reminding you of the daunting examination ahead of you: The A-Levels....

Post-secondary

New on campus? Here’s our 2022 guide to welcome events for Christian poly freshmen

Being thrown into a new environment can be exhilarating and unnerving all at once, but you don’t need to go at it alone. Starting polytechnic and wondering how to be part of a Christian...

How-tos & Handles

5 ways to start poly life right

The time to start school has finally come! Are you ready for your first semester in polytechnic?  If you’re taking the first steps into this new season, here are a few tips from a senior who...

Post-secondary

As a poly freshie, I faced an identity crisis

Ever dreamed of a stress-free, worry-free life? That was how many of my friends framed life in a polytechnic: A “slack” culture where you had the freedom to do what you want. In...

Studies & NS

7 years after PSLE, I no longer want to chase a number

When I saw the news that the PSLE results would be released today (November 24), I could almost feel the shivers that thousands of 12-year-olds would have felt. It’s been seven years, but the...

Finding Purpose

After my A-Levels, my dreams were dashed and I couldn’t see the road ahead

Coming from a single-parent family and struggling with insecurity, I always felt alone and had many anxieties. I often sought for safety in the wrong places. I also often felt lost because I relied a...