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/Writer

Hello! I am the designer and manager of this website along with Ms Meehan and Mr Coe 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.

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.

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!

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.

ADITI

Writer

Hey! My name is Aditi Baliga 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.

TARINI

Writer/Editor

I’m originally from India, but have been living in Singapore for the last 10 years. In my free time, I love watching movies, listening to music, and playing tennis. I also have a bit of a truffles fries addiction. I like to write about anything that peaks my interest from film to sports to economics and more.

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.

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.

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.

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.

JULIA

Editor and Writer

I enjoy participating in debate tournaments, immersing myself in Mandarin studies, exploring its cultural and linguistic aspects while consuming a ridiculous amount of coffee. I’m a third culture kid: I’m Italian, born in France, lived there for eight years and now I study in Singapore.

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.

ADELINE

Writer

Hello my name is Adeline and I am in year 7. I a very passionate about dogs. I will be writing in the politics section.

GRAYSON

Writer

Hello! I’m Grayson, my pronouns are he/they. My hobbies are playing the ukelele, reading and painting. I will mostly be writing about things to do with pop culture, lgbtq+ related topics, book reviews and everything to do with Taylor Swift.

KIMI

Writer

Hi, I'm Kimi! Some of my hobbies are: swimming, reading and netball.
For The Last Word, I will mostly be writing book recommendations, and Women’s rights.