Thursday, August 21, 2014

Our Canteen Heroes



Does this scene look familiar to you? Yes, you see it every day but do you appreciate it?

When it’s time for lunch, the canteen is always abuzz with students and lecturers. The queues extend to the tables, and sometimes, beyond. Everyone is so tightly packed together, talking away that no one notices someone quietly working behind them. Indeed, our cleaners are silent as they clear our plates and trays from the table. And, more often than not, they are ignored. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A Power-Packed Martial Arts Night 2014!

On 6th August, the sports hall was abuzz with life. Students were clad in all sorts of martial arts robes, either pacing around the hall or chatting animatedly with other students dressed in a similar fashion. Meanwhile, everyone in the hall was getting ready for Martial Arts Night 2014. 

Martial Arts Night 2014
Martial Arts Night is an annual event planned by NYP’s martial arts committee. The significance of this event is to showcase each martial art’s specialty and perform the handing over ceremony for the new martial arts committee president. This year, the participating groups were: Wushu, Kendo, Taekwondo, Aikido, Judo, Silat and Kickboxing. 

Friday, August 8, 2014

SHS Celebrates Nurses Day


On 6th August 2014, SHS held the annual Nurses Day cum National day celebrations at Blk K.

The event was organized by the SHS academic club, staff and student volunteers.

Before it officially started at the block K gardens, the performers were already warming up. They were practicing their items in the morning and virtually “rocking” the whole SHS!

At 3pm, on a beautiful sunny afternoon, the event officially began.

Nurses - the True Unsung Heroes


Often, they are a group that we take for granted and forget to be thankful for. Working long hours, they sacrifice their time and energy just to make sure the ones they care for are comfortable. They work behind the closed scenes of the hospital wards, caring for and administering treatment to patients.

In my opinion, nurses are, not only the backbone but, the true unsung heroes of the medical scene.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A Challenging Entrepreneurship Day

 It all came down to this, a mere 15 minutes on a Saturday morning.

As we stood in front of our panel of judges, it dawned upon us that a semester’s work was geared towards this. After countless sleepless nights and disagreements among teammates, our presentation was over in what seemed like a blink of an eye.
Judges at a briefing
Entrepreneurship Day (ED) 2014 was held on the 2nd of August. It is one of the many educational platforms that the School of Business Management (SBM) provides for students taking the Entrepreneurship module to allow them to learn things in an innovative and creative way. This year, over 500 final year students, including myself, pitched their business ideas to several panels of judges.

There were 40 industry judges present, split into 20 different panels and locations. It was nerve-wrecking because we didn’t know who would judge us. And our presentation was worth 30% of our module grades.