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  • Glopo: Universal rights and cultural relativism

    Today, in global politics class, we had a debate on whether human rights should be seen as universal rights or culturally-relative rights. This question is significant because UDHR is criticised as being a Western construct that doesn’t value cultural differences on certain ideas. The debate was carried out by firstly brainstorming some arguments on post-it […]

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  • EE Final Reflection

    Throughout this year-long journey, I am happy that I was able to express my passion for modern history through a legal scope, with a research question narrowed enough for me to explore key aspects of modernisation. I noticed my achievements when I was redrafting accordingly to the feedback, because I realised how thorough my research […]

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  • Dear grade 11 exams,

    Dear grade 11 exams, Here is what I feel about you… Even before meeting you in person, I heard so much about you so I knew you were quite a big deal. I was initially was and still nervous by just hearing your name. You are so vital and important yet stressful to handle with […]

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  • March for Our Lives Debate (March 26th)

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  • Glopo EA motivation

    I am going to work with an organization called Action for AIDS (AFA) in Singapore. It is an organization that advocates not only for voluntary AIDS check-ups, but also organise educational campaigns to combat discrimination against people with AIDS in Singapore. Their significant contribution in this field demonstrates the government’s dependency on non-state actors. Hence, […]

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  • Is Liberalism in Retreat?

    Liberalism ideologies have been accepted and implemented in many states especially after World War 2 because it often leads to free trade, unity in diversity, protection of individual rights and a peaceful world. However, there is a argument that liberalism is in retreat, considering the recent occurrences such as the election of Trump or Brexit. […]