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Opinion: The unexpected consequence of Covid on high school

The hallways of my school have never been so silent. The drama of the lunchroom and cafeteria gave way to neatly stacked chairs and empty tables. Classrooms remain dark, a stark reminder of the pandemic’s impact. For many of...

Opinion: Reflecting on my adolescence in Japan and the culture shock of Thailand

Many countries are lifting restrictions on mandatory mask-wearing these days, Thailand included, giving hope that there is an end in sight for the claustrophobia of the previous two years. Many are cautiously asking, is it over? However, even if the mandatory...

Opinions: Has ‘cancel culture’ gone too far?

Is it time to say enough? Whether you’ve canceled other people or have been canceled by other people, I think there needs to be a limit.Personally, I don’t agree with the cancel culture. Now before you cancel me, hear...

Why are we basing political and constitutional decisions on religion?

Why do religions still preoccupy us when it comes to political decisions that affect people's lives - even those that don't believe in said religion?Why is this happening especially in today’s world of technology and science.Last week I...

Opinion: Tucker Carlson’s guest hits new low; Thais should stop emigrating to the United States

There are many young Thai men and women who want to leave the country in search of better jobs and opportunities. They say that Thailand's government, its system of education, its lack of upward mobility is too much and...

Opinion: The government is happy to take money out of the LGBTQ community but still refuses to support their rights

A fire broke out yesterday in Bangkok's gay district on the same day that the cabinet submitted a civil union bill that would afford some legal protections to same-sex couples. All of this occurred just days after one of...

An open letter to Thailand from a member of the LGBTQ community

I have not written many articles as of late. My current position compels me to work almost 24/7. However, there is this feeling rumbling in my heart. The feeling that the world has, once again, failed me and those...

Opinions: It is time celebrities in Thailand stand up and notice social issues

Thai rap group Thaitanium recently had some internet drama after releasing a new song “Por Mueng”. The lyrics criticizes the younger generation and added that they were here first and emphasizing their seniority.I think that if Thaitanium did this in...

A son reflects on his father’s electoral victory

Eight years ago to this past Sunday, I remember it all too well.So did the million upon millions of Thais who witnessed it all unfold like a horror show taking over our television screens. It was an ordinary...

The Data Beyond Thai Soft Power’s Rhetoric

Thai and international media have been abuzz with articles about soft power following the performance of Milli, a talented Thai rapper, at the famous Coachella festival in California. During the performance, Milli played with stereotypes, such as claiming that...

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