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Before You Go Incognito

If asked if you have watched porn, most of us can’t deny we have watched it at least once — it is now more accessible than ever with a click of a button thanks to the Internet. But despite its ability to provide pleasure, it has also been attributed to negative behaviours such as propagating unhealthy expectations.

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Let’s Talk to a Real Singaporean VTuber

While 2021 has definitely been a rollercoaster ride, never would I envision myself speaking to a rainbow-coloured anime catgirl over a conference call. Yet, while speaking to VTuber Caturteer was a surreal experience, it was also definitely more engaging than any University zoom breakout session I’ve had over the past year.

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Dank or Cringe: How Do Singaporeans Use Memes?

PM Lee’s magical language-changing tea cup, the forespoken East Coast plan, Beow Tan… memes in Singapore are taking flight, bringing laughter to Singapore’s own shores. Yet, sometimes memes can overstep boundaries and cause outrage — such as the first onslaught of memes after Joseph Schooling’s Olympic swim.

Ignite’s Jia Yu takes a deep dive into our homegrown memes to find out why we meme, and what are its impacts on Singapore today.

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Demolishing The Singaporean Identity

As Singapore continues to progress and develop, we often hear news of such heritage buildings being demolished to make way for yet another highway or MRT line, followed by the fight to preserve these buildings instead.

So, what do buildings have to do with our national identity and culture?