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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 to undergo plastic surgery to...
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 lengthy, making it an easy...
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 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 dull the stars that speckled...
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 of...
A Crimson Fate

A Crimson Fate

By MOHAMAD NOR AIMAN MOHAMAD NOR AZAM RASHID Dark smoke trailed beyond the mountain peaks to kiss the clouds above. The odour of burning wood and burnt flesh dominated sickeningly, detectable leagues from where the fires raged. The once proud city was aflame, fires licking hungrily at anything that came their way. Here and there...
AIKOLFEST 2017

AIKOLFEST 2017

By AIKOL PRESS The end of every year is an exciting time for AIKOLians. There is the promise of good food, competitions to show off one’s athletic prowess in, artistic efforts, and academic gatherings – some on home turf, and all in the name of AIKOLFEST. AIKOLFEST is an annual event organised by the Law...
Ew, This Food Is Gross!

Ew, This Food Is Gross!

By ANITH RAZAK “Picky eaters are really careful about what they eat. Who else is careful about what they eat? Foodies!” Stephanie Lucianovic, food writer. It is fascinating to think how our food preferences change over time. It is enthralling to observe that as we grow up, the food that made us threw up when...