ISKL, Your Swimmers Need Your Support

By Matthias   The horn goes off. With everything that they’ve got, the swimmers complete one lap and then another. They touch the wall and look up. The winner’s name flashes on the screen but then, all they hear is silence. This is the lonely challenge faced by ISKL swimmers. At ISKL, rugby, basketball, and […]

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Religious Prejudice 

By Gabriel   Things are changing. Fast. LGBT is becoming globally accepted more than ever, and women are getting the respect they have earned. So why do multiple different religious texts like to oppress these people? These texts are still heavily antiquated and need to be changed to today’s standards. Some of these texts haven’t […]

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Islam, The Religion of Love and Peace

By Sophie   Love is love. Why should it matter who you love? Caned six times. Fined 3,300 Malaysian ringgit. “The punishment was shocking and it was a spectacle,” deemed by Thilaga Sulathireh, an activist from the Malaysian rights group Justice for Sisters. Two Malaysian Muslim women were caned and fined in Malaysia for attempting […]

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A Purpose in Culture

By: Jean-Yves As culturally responsible citizens, what is our job? Is it up to us to say what is acceptable, and what isn’t? Media; the things that influence us the most. They influence what we think, how we speak and who we are. How do we affect that? In March of 2019, a video surfaced […]

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“I TELL YOU, KIDS THESE DAYS…”

By Yasmine Once upon a time, it was normal to abuse a child.  Sounds odd, don’t you think? The fact that a soul, so young and precious, so innocent and pure, was vulnerable to corporal punishment.  Before recent times, people of past generations were, in fact, proponents of this type of punishment. Based on stories […]

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Cigarettes: Should We Further The Ban? 

By: Nur Tobacco related illnesses kill up to  30,000 Malaysian citizens. Every Year. Everyday our atmosphere is submerged in pollution.  Are the eyes of our society clouded from the real danger smoking can cause?  Malaysian society deems that there is nothing wrong with ‘coffee shop’ smoking. But has this norm taken a turn for the […]

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What Makes a Great Athlete?

By Nadir What makes a great athlete? Skill? Drive? Sportsmanship? Well yes and no. Yes, of course, to be successful and great as an athlete you need to perform well and have the skill and athleticism. However being a great athlete doesn’t just include skill or athleticism, it requires respect and value for your team […]

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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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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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