Tourism Damages Nature

By Kurumi (‘20) Have you ever thought that your relaxing beach vacation might not be relaxing for the environment? Phuket, Thailand, is well known as one of the best places with lots of nice beach and forest areas to visit. Therefore, such a big number of tourists come to Phuket and positively impact the local […]

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Malaysia’s Deforestation Crisis

By Mao (‘20)   Did you know that the chocolate you are eating is causing deforestation? Global demand for vegetable oils is growing fast. The uses of palm oil more than doubled from 2003 to 2017, according to the research by World Markets and Trade (USDA, January 2017). Palm oil is used in many of […]

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Malaysia Needs to Preserve its Mangrove Forests

By Seong Yoon (‘20)   Which of the world’s great forests store the most carbon per hectare? Is it the tropical rainforests in the Amazon, the Congo, Borneo, or Papua New Guinea? Is it rainforests in Australia designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or the vast northern forests of Canada and Siberia? None of […]

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We Have The Freedom To Lie

By Shayan   Freedom of speech. That’s a bold phrase.   We, the citizens of America have the right, the power, and the ability, to say whatever we want, whenever we want. It’s written in the bill of rights as amendment number 1.   Freedom of speech.   As great as that sounds, is it […]

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Japanese spirit

By Chihiro   In Japan, we have a proverb “Ishino uenimo sannen”. [Three years on a stone] Three years on a stone will make the stone warm. What it means is that you shouldn’t give up, and the endurance will bring great results. In Japan, GAMAN is one of the ideas from Japan and it […]

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Bleak Future of Japan

By Ayari   We may wake up one day to find that there are not enough children who are responsible for the next generation but a lot of elder people who need to be taken care of by the generation. While the world population has been growing, Japan is one country that is facing population […]

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The Sweet Side of Free University

By Volt Equality will Improve the American Society Imagine yourself frantically looking for a possible knowledgeable university, like Harvard or Yale. Then you realize that it’s too expensive. But, what if the universities are free? What would happen? Denmark is a country where every citizen has access to university because their education is either cheap […]

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Say ‘Yes’ to Tiger Mums

By: Rozanne 虎妈的教育, hǔ mā de jiàoyù Tiger mum parenting, and why it may not be as detrimental to children as it seems “You know Auntie Karen’s daughter? She gets straight A*s, plays the violin professionally and got into Harvard. Why can’t you be more like her?” “Pass me your grades. Why are you getting […]

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Phone-schooling is education, too… just not in school

By Lina “See phone, take phone.” For many years, cell phones have been considered a distraction to students’ learning. Even today, adults constantly try to keep their students away from slacking into their cell phones during class. On the contrary, some argue that cell phones can be used for education, as there are now many […]

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Why Schools Should Start Later

By Michael Some people skip breakfast. Others wake up at absurdly early times. For some unlucky souls, “sleep” is defined as the thirty-minute bus ride from their house to school. And it shouldn’t be that way. So why is it that universally, schools almost, if not always, start at or around 8 am, and never […]

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