Student Activism: Past and Future

Do you remember? Only last year, we were glued to our Twitter feeds, picking apart every new article, talking about it with our friends at mamak shops and hipster cafes alike, smirking whenever our lecturers not-so-subtly alluded to their own thoughts and opinions while trying to stay professional. It was the only topic on our minds. The GE14. History was made on the night of the 9th of May. For the first time since we established ourselves as a democracy, the opposition won and Pakatan Harapan stepped up as our official federal government. Continue reading Student Activism: Past and Future

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Social Media: Megaphone For The Youth

A humble businessman from the New World once said, “Telling a teenager the facts of life is like giving a fish a bath”. Arnold H. Glasow belonged to a meagre but burgeoning percentage of the adult population who can truly say that they place their faith in the youth – or at least acknowledge their keen eye for life’s harsh realities. It’s known that the youth of today are more well-informed than ever, what with the multitude of news-sharing platforms available to anyone with access to the Internet (55% of the population, by the way). Continue reading Social Media: Megaphone For The Youth

The Power of Red

source Written by Ng Li Wei   It’s a time for celebration. The streets are ablaze with bright lanterns. Shopping centres are competing for the unofficial prize of Best Decorated. Generic festive songs are blasting from every radio and speaker in existence. Thousands of cars flock in and out of the city, some doing last minute shopping, some leaving for their hometowns. Car alarms are … Continue reading The Power of Red

How to Make Your Editor Happy

Hello dear readers. If you’re familiar with our WordPress it’s quite likely that you’ve come across my name several times. That is because I play the role of chief editor to write-ups as well as a secondary editor to creative articles. My point being, I hold a lot of credits. Writing has always been my passion and editing other people’s writing seemed like a natural progression to make once I joined Echo. However, over the six months I’ve noticed a lot of habits from my writers that grind my gears and a lot more that make my day. So without further ado, how to hand in work that will make your editor (or lecturer or boss) happy. Continue reading How to Make Your Editor Happy

Ethics in the Sports Industry

Ethics is defined as the set of moral principles that govern a person’s behavior or the running of an activity. Unsportsmanlike conduct, similarly, is a term defined as an offence in sports that violates the sport’s generally accepted rules of sportsmanship and participant conduct. Throughout history, there have been instances when the behaviours of certain sportsmen and athletes have been questioned. Continue reading Ethics in the Sports Industry

A Small Insight Into Human Rights

“The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.”
–  John F. Kennedy

When was the last time you had to fight for something you were entitled to? It could be every single day of your life – for the last cookie in the batch, for the amount of allowance you get each week. It is almost ingrained into human nature for us to speak up about an issue if we see that things aren’t going our way and if deemed reasonable and negotiations made, those issues could be resolved. However, if I were to rephrase my question slightly, everything might be different: when was the last time you had to fight for a right that you were entitled to as a human being? For many of us, the answer would probably be never. We live in such a privileged society today that we don’t have to struggle with such issues in our daily life but at the same time, we need to be aware that there are many in the world today that do. Continue reading A Small Insight Into Human Rights