Alicia Lukman

Dealing with procrastination in studying

It’s the start of the second term. How did you do academically in the first term? Not as well as you would have expected? Me too. I would spare the ‘don’t worry, it will get better’, since I, for one, do not believe things improve simply by waiting it out....
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Posted Jan. 9, 2019

When in Rome: are regulations needed to prevent overtourism?

Kristen Bell might not have faced fines for her misdemeanour in the Eternal City (namely, stealing coins from a Roman fountain in the film When in Rome), but tourists soon might. Rome’s City Council has clamped down on tourist activities, offering fines up to 400 euros for slight offenses. The...
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Posted Dec. 29, 2018

2018, don’t you know that you’re toxic?

2018 has been a year of strange occurrences. With scandals unravelling, climate catastrophes, and increasingly polarised politics, 2018 was not an easy year to get through. Perhaps Oxford Dictionaries has most successfully summed up the status quo with its Word of the Year: toxic. Although a formal definition of the...
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Posted Dec. 27, 2018

Coming home for the holidays

As the holiday season is upon us, going home to meet family and friends is finally a feasible reality. On my 14-hour-long flight, I’ve begun to reflect on my mixed emotions about returning home. Surprisingly, this reflection has surfaced due to a lack of Wi-Fi: I suppose by being disconnected,...
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Posted Dec. 22, 2018