This Singaporean Went From Gangster To Degree-Holding Social Worker

Weevyn To's rocky path to a successful social worker 32-year-old Weevyn To didn't have the easiest journey getting to where he is today. Now a social worker at a family service centre, his life was once all about drugs, fights, and skipping school. His solution to life's problems were to run away. He...

This 12-Year-Old Leukemia Patient Is Basically A Model Student, Even On Her Deathbed

Her passion for Maths kept her going What would you do if you knew that you were running out of time? Some may perhaps want to travel around the world, some may want to do things they never had the chance to, and some may even want to end their lives...

A PSLE Math Question Taught Us An Unrelated, But Equally Important Life Lesson

The annual debate continues Every year, millions of students and parents worry about tough or confusing PSLE questions -- especially for the math paper, and this year was no different. Math is never involved These tough math questions are difficult to solve and aren't math related at all. Let's take a look at a previous...
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20 Best Singaporean Tweets In Reaction To The Haze

Hazy highlights from the hazy season It’s that time of the year again when the sky is not as blue, vision is not as clear and everyone has that white cup-looking thing on their faces… it's the season’s greetings from the haze! The haze is everywhere. From outside your windows,...

MOE Steps In To Investigate After Slapping School Bully Video Goes Viral

Video of bullying incident at Shuqun Secondary goes viral A video of a secondary school boy repeatedly slapping a classmate is making its rounds on the Internet. The video, posted Monday (21 Sept), has already garnered over 130,000 views. In the video, the student slaps and assaults two of his classmates, who respond only by...

NUS And NTU Leap Ahead Of Yale University In Top University Ranking

For the first time, NUS and NTU reach the top 15 universities in the world The most astounding result of the annual Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) top universities survey is probably Singapore’s giant leap ahead of Yale University into the top universities hall of fame. National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological...

Battle Of The Secondary School Uniforms: Our Top 10 Picks

Maybe school uniforms aren't that bad after all Here's an age-old debate: are school uniforms necessary? Whether you like it or not, school uniforms are pretty much compulsory unless you’re in a poly or university (yay, freedom!). But don’t despair if you still forced to wear a school uniform -- it simply...

These 25 Singaporean Politicians Prove That Your School Does Not Determine Your Life

Did you attend any of these 11 schools too? Many of Singapore's politicians helm from top schools like Raffles Institution and Hwa Chong Institution. This pathway then leads them to top universities like Harvard, Stanford and Cambridge. But obviously, it is not just the brains that makes a politician a good one....

Goodbye Chinatown And Museums, Going To USS For Learning Journey Is Now A Thing

USS transforms into a classroom for a day Ponning school for a day to go to Universal Studios Singapore sounds like every parent's nightmare. Yet, that's what 320 students across 13 secondary schools did over the last 4 days (22-25 June): Source ASDFGHJKL. Lucky rascals. It wasn't just supposed to be a matter of spamming Battlestar Galactica over...

NTU Scholar Found Dead Under Hall Block, Cause Of Death Unconfirmed

Death befalls Pulau NTU again A year 4 student from China studying in the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) was found dead on the ground floor of Hall 10 (Block 51) on Sunday (7 June). She had been living on the 3rd floor of the...

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