The Last Word is Tanglin Trust School's independent online blog written for students, by students. With content that covers everything from politics to culture and lifestyle, we aim to give you our take on what is happening in the world today.

 

MEET THE TEAM...

 

ARIEL

Designer/Publisher/Editor

Hello! I am the designer of this website along with Ms Meehan and I work to publish finished articles to keep the website up to date every week. I also edit a large proportion of the articles and I even write occasionally when articles are scarce.

ROHAN

Editor and Writer

Hi! I’m Rohan and I am a Politics and Current Affairs writer for The Last Word. I’m particularly interested in US politics, with an even further emphasis on elections and policies.  


I'm dual-national: I’m from Washington DC in the USA and London in the UK. However, I have lived in Singapore for 8 years! My favourite subjects are History, Drama and Latin - but, of course, I like English as well! My hobbies are playing Cricket, NAQT and watching TV!

TAMARA

Editor and Writer

I like to write about ethically challenging topics, because it is a topic that can conjure lots of debate and conversation, holding a variety of perspectives. Due to my interest in Physics, I like to combine elements of my studies into my writing. Science can be ethically problematic at times, hence it is the perfect and most intriguing area of writing for me.

VITTORIA

Writer

Hi! I’m Vittoria and I love playing badminton, tennis, and reading. I mainly write opinion pieces on books, films and current affairs.

SANAYA

Editor and Writer

Hi, I’m Sanaya and I’m in Y11.


I moved to Singapore last year and I enjoy reading and my favourite hobby is listening to music. I may have a slight obsession with Taylor Swift and I spend way too much time on TikTok. 


I enjoy writing opinion pieces about things I like, dislike and just everything in general!

LAURA

Editor and Writer

I am passionate about writing and spreading stories.


My hobbies include swimming, skiing and eating.


I love immersing myself in psychology and languages.

KRISHIV

Editor and Writer

I’m Krishiv and I write articles for The Last Word on the subjects of Science, Technology, Literature and Food.


I thoroughly enjoy visiting other countries and learning about their cultures and traditions. One thing that is etched onto my to-do list is tasting the local food (I have a voracious appetite).


I have tried my hand at cricket and fortunately, I like the sport, even though I am not very good at it. I also play the piano during my leisure time. 

NATALIE

Editor and Writer

I’m from Malaysia and have been in Singapore since year 6!

I take IB and do Economics, Biology and Language and Literature for my HLs.


I enjoy playing badminton with my friends and family and am practicing grade 6 violin.


I really like Korean and Japanese food :)

AANIKA

Editor and Writer

I’ve lived in Singapore for the majority of my life and I’ve been in Tanglin since Nursery.


I take IB and Chemistry, Politics and Film Studies are my higher levels.


I love to dance with my favourite styles being ballet and lyrical.

DOROTHY

Editor and Writer

I draw. That's basically it.

I’m interested in writing about media, art, existentialism and history.

ASHWIN

Writer

Hi. My name is Ashwin Sarma and I am from England and America.


I enjoy watching and researching about drag queens, doing Taekwondo and playing the piano.

I write articles for the ‘entertainment’ section.

ANNYA

Editor and Writer

I love reading and writing and I play tennis.


I am teaching myself to play the guitar and I am learning to play the piano and I love travelling to different places.


My favourite bands at the moment are the Arctic Monkeys and The Vamps.

I love writing about books, authors and music/bands and I make quizzes too.

ADITI

Writer

Hey! My name is Aditi and I’m in Year 9.

I adore reading and have a slight obsession with all things Batman and Taylor Swift. I also play the piano and like sketching as well. My favourite food is dumplings. 

I like writing about entertainment, such as articles on books and tv shows, but I also enjoy writing the odd one on current affairs or other topics.

CYNTHIA

Writer

My name is Cynthia and I am currently in Year 9.

I love music, I am currently working towards diploma on the piano and I enjoy listening to music too (currently my favourite artist is Ariana Grande). I like Japanese food so my favourite food is udon.


I like to write about common questions that people ask/discuss every day and I especially like to write about things that make me think a lot, for example I’m currently writing an article about “time”, one of the most confusing questions that I currently want an answer to.

SHASHANK

Writer

I am Shashank. I like playing video games, watching movies, reading, and writing. I also like food. I am very passionate about writing and I normally write fantasy and adventure.