Movie Review: Short Term 12

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8QxAYxNRgs By Benjamin Ho It is quite fitting that the Perspectives Film Festival's opening film is one that emphasises learning to see a person's life through their own eyes. Short Term 12 depicts a temporary home for troubled teenagers, exploring life in their shoes as well as life in the shoes of the twentysomething staff who … Continue reading Movie Review: Short Term 12

IFG Ultimate Frisbee 2014: A Hard-Won Third Place

By Benjamin HoPhotographs by James Hii and Benjamin HoI knew the ultimate frisbee team had been training hard. I didn't know this personally - I had dropped out of training after the first one. It was through many small signs: my roommates in Frisbee leaving the room at about 5pm twice to thrice a week and coming back … Continue reading IFG Ultimate Frisbee 2014: A Hard-Won Third Place

Some Words from the Outgoing MC

With the 13th MC's term about to come to an end, the Cinnamon Roll sat down with the 13th MC (on a metaphorical sofa) to ask them about all their work in the past year.The 13th MC are:Law Zhe Wen, USC President (Chemical Engineering, Year 4)Talia Seet, VP (Community Life) (Political Science, Year 3)Varun Soni, VP … Continue reading Some Words from the Outgoing MC

Going to UConn: Our First 3 Days in NYC

By Benjamin Ho Day 1 It was dark and claustrophobic. With the windows shut and few lights glowing, the main source of light my in-flight entertainment monitor on which I had watched 5 movies, I had lost track of time. Sleeping intermittently, I had not showered since I left my home late last night. How long … Continue reading Going to UConn: Our First 3 Days in NYC

MC Elections: Interview with Jonathan Chua Yi

We interview yet another MC nominee, Jonathan Chua Yi, a Year 4 Philosophy major who is running for Honorary General Secretary. Q. Could you tell us more about why you decided to run in your fourth year? There are a lot of issues in USP that I’m generally not satisfied with at the moment, and … Continue reading MC Elections: Interview with Jonathan Chua Yi

MC Elections: Interview with OneUSP

In our second interview with the MC nominees, we interview OneUSP, consisting of: Glenn Heng (Business, Year 1, running for Public Relations Director) Goh Seng Chiy (Chemical Engineering, Year 1, running for Director of Social & Cultural Activities) Arjun Balasubramaniam (Mechanical Engineering, Year 1, running for FOP Director) See Ying Ting (Environmental Engineering + Economics … Continue reading MC Elections: Interview with OneUSP

13th MC Elections Q&A

Not satisfied with the disproportionate emphasis on social or bonding activities and the management committee’s (MC) perceived role as a mere organiser of welfare events, student nominees for the 13th MC promised to pay more attention to academic programmes - within and beyond the classroom - in USP. And with the rapid emergence of residential … Continue reading 13th MC Elections Q&A

MC Elections: Interview with 4USP

In the first of our series of interviews with the MC nominees, we interview 4USP: Law Zhe Wen (Chemical Engineering, Year 3, running for President) Varun Soni (Engineering Science, Year 3, running for VP of Student Welfare) Talia Seet (Political Science, Year 2, running for VP of Community Life) Elson Ng (Life Science, Year 2, … Continue reading MC Elections: Interview with 4USP

Malacca: A Quick Adventure

Just a couple of days before school started this semester, I went with some USP friends to Malacca, a short bus ride (about S$45) from Singapore, following the itinerary of another USP traveller, Mark Heng (who's on exchange in Canada, bless his soul), to learn about the heritage of Malacca and also, of course, to … Continue reading Malacca: A Quick Adventure