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Opinion

May 8, 2016

Over the past week, V-ISA has been actively campaigning against the move to outsource the foundation studies programme to an external education provider. The bomb was dropped on Monday—when we first received information about the school’s proposal. The current foundation programme is run by a team of experienced teachers and administrators who have worked with […]

May 8, 2016

“I used to try to explain that in fact I enjoy my life, that it’s a great sensual pleasure to zoom by power chair on these delicious muggy streets, that I have no more reason to kill myself than most people. But it gets tedious. God didn’t put me on this street to provide disability […]

May 8, 2016

Like all the women I know, I model my life to completely match Sex and the City, so of course the highlight of my week is Saturday brunch! Even though brunch can be hard when all your girlfriends are screeching about their boyfriends and you are like, ugly-laughing through your single lonely woman tears, at […]

May 8, 2016

It’s graduation week coming up and Facebook will be exploding with photos of graduates drowning in ula lole. Tears will be shed, parents will swell with pride, families will yell and cheer at the graduation ceremony, and the graduates will feel embarrassed, but also grateful that they’re so enthusiastic and supportive. Isaac Newton famously said, […]

May 8, 2016

Social media is arguably the greatest guilty pleasure of our time. We Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram our way through life, studiously ignoring all obligations. We binge watch TV with our laptops open to convince ourselves we’re actually studying. Conversation is punctuated by videos of laughing goats or remixed ringtones. All while we try to plough […]

May 8, 2016

I don’t know about you, but I can get very self-critical sometimes. I seem more likely to replay negative experiences in my head than remember the positive ones. I learnt recently this is called negativity bias. As human beings, this negativity bias is how our brains are wired. It means that no matter how amazing […]

May 8, 2016

This week’s theme is pleasure, and as much as I’d love to talk about my sex life, my mum is definitely reading this (Hi Mum! We need to debrief on the new episode of How To Get Away With Murder). So instead, I decided to talk about what brings me joy. Do you know what […]

May 8, 2016

In 2010, a study about sexual habits and preferences revealed that just under half of the participants had tried anal sex, and of those, 94% had reached orgasm doing so. Why then, in the face of overwhelming statistical data concluding anal is a good fucking time, does wanting to try or having tried anal usually get […]

May 8, 2016

“If I realise my dream, I will have no regrets in life.”   These dubiously inspirational words come from Hong Kong inventor Ricky Ma, who hit the headlines earlier this year when his homemade humanoid robot—a spooky approximation of Scarlett Johansson—was revealed to the world. In order to make his particular dream a reality he […]

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