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.

Commentary

Lies Can Destroy Lives: Why False Accusations Deserve Harsher Punishments

Dr Yeo Sow Nam was acquitted of all four charges of molesting a woman after she admitted to lying in court. What did it cost him? S$600,000 in legal fees over the course of his 4-year long battle.

Yet, the accuser still hides behind the veil of anonymity with a gag order protecting her, and the charge of perjury — if she is even charged — is abysmal. Is this really enough?

Commentary

There’s More to the Modern Life Path

For all the young Singaporeans out there, you’re probably accustomed to hearing about a certain path of how your life journey is supposed to unfold over the years. However, are our preconceived notions of what the first 25 years or so of our lives are supposed to play out true, or is there more to the modern life path?