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    Your other set of footprints

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 26/08/2019

    » A survivor from the 2018 Stoneman Douglas High School shooting massacre in Florida, American pro-gun activist Kyle Kashuv made headlines earlier this year after Harvard University rescinded its admission over his use of racial slurs. After Kashuv wrote the comments on Google Docs for a class study guide and in Skype messages, they were captured and shared to the media by students who knew him. Although the 18-year-old posted an apology about his past behaviour, he still lost a spot at Harvard.

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    Game over?

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 27/08/2019

    » Late one night, Toh* decided to steal a motorcycle and then a van. He was swiftly caught by police. According to reports, the 20-something was a video game addict and claimed to have been inspired by the infamous game Grand Theft Auto (GTA), in which players can perpetrate criminal acts. Toh also claimed he had a record of mental illness.

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    Separating fact from fiction

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 01/07/2019

    » Last October, Singapore's online news channel Asia One reported a gruesome story from Thailand. It alleged that a vegetarian restaurant in Bangkok served human flesh to diners. The news went viral, and was quickly picked up by various news outlets worldwide, including The Sun and the Daily Mail in the UK, and Newsweek in the US.

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    Where anyone gets the best care

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 08/10/2019

    » For years, Kon Chiaoram's wife Pud has suffered from breast cancer. All he wants is for her to have proper medical treatment at a decent hospital in Bangkok. Even though this is a matter of life and death, both of them still hesitate only because they cannot afford the medical bills, not to mention accommodation in the capital, which is far from their hometown.

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    School of games

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 06/08/2019

    » Pathompawn Nadoo surprised many of his friends when he decided to pursue e-sports in university. Amid people who frowned upon his calling, the 19-year-old was certain it was the right decision. A freshman at the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, Pathompawn said he has always been passionate about video games and dreams of becoming a gamecaster in the future. Before enrolling in the e-sports course, he was gamecasting on his YouTube channel Soldsaga KunG.

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    Making you safe at home?

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 15/07/2019

    » Smokers became indignant when the 2019 Family Development and Protection Act made headlines last month. According to various media outlets, reports were made saying that the new law, which will take effect next month, prohibits smoking at home. Smokers felt this unfair and were furious.

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    Reeking havoc

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 18/06/2019

    » For over two years now, locals at Chao Lae Community in Chon Buri province haven't been able to breathe fresh air. Massive flow from a sewer tunnel located next to the beach in their neighbourhood has turned part of the sea into polluted, smelly water. After the news made headlines last month, a local fisherman said the only thing the authorities from the municipality did was to drop Effective Microorganism (EM) balls in the sewage to get rid of the smell. But at times, the malodorousness returns to wreak havoc on people in the community.

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    Change is in the air

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 06/05/2019

    » If the news these days is anything to go by, the PM2.5 crisis appears to have subsided. And yet, the air-quality monitoring app AirVisual says otherwise. While Bangkok's air-quality index has certainly improved, other provinces such as Nakhon Ratchasima and Chiang Mai are still suffering.

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    The mind killer

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 23/04/2019

    » Almost every morning, Sorn* wakes up to her parents' fierce arguments over the current political situation. When she decides to take refuge on social network, what she finds is the same kind of frustration, with netizens harshly criticising the party that recently won Sorn's vote.

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    How not to disappear completely

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 18/03/2019

    » Before he drove off, Grandpa Saeree*, who lived by himself in Chon Buri, told one of his neighbours he was going to visit his son. The 80-year-old never made it to his destination.

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