Too Much, Too Soon

Too Much, Too Soon

by FAIZ NAQIB AMIRUL RAMLI “When I grow up, I want to end poverty.” “When I grow up, I want to save Mother Earth.” “When I grow up, I want to become a Jedi.” The last one is certainly impossible, though lightsabers are only a few light years away. Nevertheless,...
Who Says Nazism Is Dead?

Who Says Nazism Is Dead?

By ATIFAH UBAIDILLAH Amid the rise in terrorist attacks and hate crime throughout the world emerges another rising epidemic that has once again reared its ugly head in the streets of Germany and is now spreading wider. Nazi Germany has long gone, but its effects are profound and everlasting. The...
Rape Reviewed

Rape Reviewed

By EMA MARYA YACOB Have you ever heard of the infamous “finger-rape” case that caused an uproar among society back in 2015? This case had courts wishing that the definition of rape in the Penal Code was reviewed. So, what can be defined as rape? According to the Malaysian Penal...
The Lion And The Tiger

The Lion And The Tiger

By N. A. WARDAH What kind of world are we living in? Nuclear threat is everywhere. Headlines come up way too often about the frustrating state of relations between the United States and North Korea. Kim Jong Un is shooting. Donald trump is barking. What is really happening? Why so...
Bangsa Melayu Bangsa Mundur

Bangsa Melayu Bangsa Mundur

Written by MUHAMMAD ‘IZZUL ‘AMMAR ABD LATIF “Bangsa Melayu ialah bangsa yang mundur pada masa dahulu. Mereka tiada peradaban serta ketamadunan yang jelas melainkan hanya bergantung kepada tamadun di sekelilingnya sahaja.” Inilah kata-kata dan tanggapan orang masa kini mengenai bangsa Melayu. Masyarakat sering menyangka bahawa Melayu ialah bangsa yang tiada...
LAWSOC GENERAL ELECTION 2017 : I BELIEVE IT IS US

LAWSOC GENERAL ELECTION 2017 : I BELIEVE IT IS US

  The end of the year is upon us and it is always an important time for AIKOLIANS. This period of time is when the competition of capability and credibility, the battle of ideas and the art of persuasion reaches its peak as new aspiring leaders strive to compete in...
Kemukjizatan Dalam Syariat

Kemukjizatan Dalam Syariat

oleh HAKIM QUE   Tidak diragukan lagi bahawa syariat yang dibawa oleh junjungan kita Nabi Muhammad s.a.w adalah syariat yang bersifat syumul meliputi seluruh aspek kehidupan dari sekecil-kecil perkara hingga sebesar-besar perkara. Syariat Nabi wajib diikuti dan ditaati hukum-hukamnya oleh seluruh umat Islam kerana Allah telah mengutus baginda sebagai Rasul...
5 Money-Savvy Things To Do In Japan

5 Money-Savvy Things To Do In Japan

by AAINAA NADIRA MOHAMMED HASHIM If I were to describe Japan in one word, it would be: UNBELIEVABLE. It’s unbelievably clean, the people are unbelievably helpful and disciplined. But most importantly, it’s unbelievably pricey. Even as I went there with my family, the lot of us could feel how pricey...
A Blurry Journey To A Clear Future

A Blurry Journey To A Clear Future

    By FIRZANA REDZUAN Life has been great since I’m the kind that just dives into the ocean. I don’t think much because I don’t live to regret. If something messes up, I don’t dwell much because I always treat the downfalls as learning curves towards improvement and ultimately, the...
Mock Trial 2017: BO-TAK

Mock Trial 2017: BO-TAK

By N. A. WARDAH and SHAHIDAH HAMEED If you were bored last Monday night and wished to watch a theatre, you might be one of the spectators who were cheering loudly at the witty pick-up lines, emotional mother-son scenes and gasp-causing fights at the staging of Bo-tak, which is this...
In Review: The Autopsy of Jane Doe

In Review: The Autopsy of Jane Doe

By JANANI AFIFAH   This is an underrated movie of the horror genre. The film, which was released in 2016, was all over Twitter sometime back. Jane Doe is a name used as a placeholder name for a party whose true identity is unknown or must be withheld in a...
Taman Ilmu Dan Budi

Taman Ilmu Dan Budi

Taman Ilmu dan Budi oleh MIFHAN KARTIKA   Aku melangkah dengan langkah berkoba Pikul membawa hasrat mengembara Menuju destinasi pilihan tuntutan jiwa Agar hidup dilengkapi wibawa Aku sanjung kitab sakti Terkandung ilmu berbalut nilai erti Sebagai penyuluh jalan berduri Agar nanti dapat berbakti Aku menuntut di sini Taman ilmu dan...
Beauty

Beauty

by EMA MARYA YACOB Beauty. It has always been something society covets. Society has set a standard of beauty, and it’s portrayed everywhere on social media. A curvy body, regardless of your body health. Flawless skin, even if it requires you consuming dangerous supplements. Big round eyes which compel Asians...
In Review: Josh Malerman’s Bird Box

In Review: Josh Malerman’s Bird Box

By AUNI NADZIRAH ROSLAN What would happen if we lived in a world where our sight is deadly? Bird Box is a brilliant page-turner that falls under the horror/thriller genre. It is a fast-paced book which leaves you guessing, turning and curious after every chapter. The chapters are also not...
The Mirror

The Mirror

by MEHARUL FARZANAH It was a dark and gloomy night, and the wind was blowing as soft as silk carrying the dreams and hopes of the people of world. Only the moonlight’s silver glow lights up while lessening the inky blackness of the night, but not so bright as to...
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Humans of Aikol #5

Humans of Aikol #5

“I was never really close to my siblings. All my older siblings went to boarding school and there was a 6 year gap between me and my younger siblings. When I was in primary school, my younger siblings were still in kindergarten. And when I went on to high school, they were still pretty young,...
Humans of Aikol #4

Humans of Aikol #4

I participated in Arabic debate when I was in school. The only reason why I entered it was because people telling me ‘’you’re fluent in Arabic so you should enter debate’’, but I wasn’t good at debating at all. I had to be the ‘’Hukumah’’ at that time, Hukumah means the Government side, and if...
Election Reflections

Election Reflections

By MUHAMMAD AIMAN ABDUL FATAS, ELLIS HAKIM ZAINUDDIN, NADIA SHAKIRAH ZAIMI and ADLI HAKIM AZAMIN The annual Student Representative Council (SRC) election made its round again a short while back. For this tenure, four contestants were nominated to compete for the AIKOL constituency. Prior to the voting day, all four nominees stood on one stage...
Humans of AIKOL #3

Humans of AIKOL #3

“As a Muslim, do you think being in the music scene will leads one to a darker path?” “Yeah it’s undeniable in some scenes, it can actually lead people to do unruly things but in any case, it depends on the will of the person itself. Let’s say prayers, for example, that’s a very individual...
Humans of AIKOL #2

Humans of AIKOL #2

  “I have never experienced many hardships in my life. Everything I know and experience is from stories from my friends. I often scroll through IIUM Online to know about other people’s problems and I realized that a lot of the complainants were females. I have a lot of female friends and they like to...
Humans of AIKOL #1

Humans of AIKOL #1

  “I noticed that you have a real monotonous voice, heheh…”  “Yeah… I joined choral speaking from form one all the way to form five….but that really didn’t help my voice at all though I thought it would. Now I vary in volume so that I could sort of trick people into thinking that I...
Down Memory Lane With Raven Baxter

Down Memory Lane With Raven Baxter

by DAYANG MARDHIYAH Surely you remember the Disney Channel show about a teen whose psychic powers were always getting her in trouble. Yup, it’s That’s So Raven! That’s So Raven was one of the Disney Channel shows that we grew up watching and shaped us into the people we are today. By having television shows...
The New Normal

The New Normal

by NUR MERR Usually, when the topic of health is brought up, it’s always physical health that is being discussed. Mental health is rarely touched upon and is rarely given attention. This is because mental health is an issue that is still alien in Malaysia. In some developed countries like the United States of America,...
The Problem With "Hak Melayu"

The Problem With “Hak Melayu”

By N. A. WARDAH You might be wrong when it comes to “hak Melayu” and what you have believed about it all this while. Maybe it is not you; maybe it is your friends or social media netizens who spread negative perceptions and making viral the wrong idea about the Malay right. A few months...
In Review: A Quiet Revolution

In Review: A Quiet Revolution

By ATIFAH UBAIDILLAH   For a book with such a simple title, it sure packs a hard punch! One would not have thought that its contents would have sparked a worldwide dialogue. But as the author said in her TED talk, her experiences and those that she had shared in her book were just some...