Say ‘Yes’ to Tiger Mums

By: Rozanne Lim 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 […]

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Why Schools Should Start Later

By Michael Santoso 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 […]

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Parent’s Uninformed Battleground

By: Ariz Alirahman Picture this: a child staying up and playing video games, such as Call of Duty, then the same kid robbing a store saying that he learned this from said game. With huge titles like Overwatch and Call of Duty taking the world by storm, and pro gaming being considered an official sport, […]

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Take No Offense, “Snowflakes”

By Diya Nanavati Warning: the contents of this article may be offensive to some people… but then again, isn’t everything? In the 21st century, social media has taken the world by storm. As we become more aware of issues and beliefs around us, we try to understand and sympathize with everyone. However, in an increasingly […]

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‘Depression is sexy’

By Ada Eubanks Depression is being glorified. When you are able to turn on the radio and hear lyrics like “I’m a loser I’m a user,” it becomes impossible to protect children from exposure to suicidal tendencies. Turn on Netflix and ‘13 Reasons Why’ is recommended. Due to the influence of pop culture on upcoming […]

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How eating disorders are feeding off of our society.

By Nova Compier How does one take action when the deed is self-destruction? How do you change one’s thinking and self-perspective? We have yet to figure out how these deeds of self-destruction have come to our mind in the first place, and without noticing nor forcing it upon ourselves; eating disorders have become part of […]

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Restrictions Must be Restricted

By Ashay Panse Shame. Disappointment. Frustration. Schools are snatching away basic human rights from students. The right to education and the right to freedom. Why? How? Through a simple, yet complex concept known as a restriction.   Let me explain… I doubt most of you have realized that although Snapchat is unblocked, we are more […]

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LOVE YOURSELF!

By Carmen Law   Self-love is NOT narcissism. NOT vanity. NOT a moral flaw. It is healthy and a necessity for the mind and body. A quest for an individual to seek happiness, better well being and a healthier lifestyle. When you love yourself, you accept your flaws and become flexible to healthy adjustments. Not […]

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Are schools taking the issue of mental disorders too lightly?

By Chloe Oh Are students being ignored or exaggerated of their personal sufferings in schools? What are schools doing about this matter or mental disorders? I have multiple close friends who deal with depression and anxiety. One of them, told me about his depression a couple years back. Unfortunately, his depression got worse over time. […]

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