Commentary

Is NUS Ready for an Interdisciplinary Education?

From specialists to generalists, NUS’s recent announcements have been all about one thing — an interdisciplinary education. As first-year students of recently merged College of Humanities and Sciences get ready to start the new semester, and NUS’s recent announcement of the new dean of the Yale-NUS and USP merger, questions about whether the university is aptly prepared for providing interdisciplinary education are increasing. Ignite’s Sorfina writes that perhaps, more can be done.

Commentary

Covid-19: The Virus Taking Away Our Civil Liberties

The measures used to contain Covid-19 have the potential to erode basic human freedoms and civil liberties in our society. In fact, it’s possible to argue that it has already done so in many ways.

But if we don’t discuss what is happening, we’re creating the potential for a never-ending cycle of compliance to be part of society and erode our human rights, Ignite’s Gerald discusses in his newest commentary.

Feature

ThisConnect.today: Breaking Records & Breaking Stigma with 500-Mask Mental Health Art Exhibition

Who are you beyond your job? What does it mean to die a fulfilling death? Why have you decided to click on this post? Local mental health and arts advocacy group, ThisConnect.today is asking all the hard questions in their latest exhibition ‘What Am I, If I Am Not?’. The highly experiential exhibition boasts a record-breaking 572 masks from their Masks of Singapore project, as well as other tactile and thought-provoking pieces. Ignite speaks to ThisConnect’s founder, Ming Kwang, to find out more.

Lifestyle

Love 101 Season 2: Worth the Love?

The second season of Netflix Original Love 101 is finally out. True to its title, this beloved Turkish drama is all about love. The series explores the ups and downs of being a teenager – ranging from academic life to family problems.

Season two delves deeper into such issues, offering a more realistic yet grim outlook while highlighting the importance of friendship. Ignite Media’s Darcel teleports us to 1998 Istanbul to talk about the final season of her favourite dizi.

Lifestyle

Squid Game and Social Commentary: An Age-old Story, Refreshed

Teal tracksuits and white vans are set to become the go-to Halloween costume of 2021 as Squid Game continues to chart as one of Netflix’s best international series. While some are surprised by how the nine-episode series goes beyond senseless killing with an underlying tale reflecting Korean society, this isn’t anything new in the world of Korean dramas and movies.
So, should we be less surprised by the success of international media? Ignite’s Janelle shares her take on the series and the Hallyu scene.