The ‘you’ in YouTube

By JC LAM SURE, they have collectively amassed millions of viewers and subscribers on their YouTube channels, making each and every one of them celebrities in their own right. But a YouTuber’s path to online stardom is not paved in glitter and gold – especially now. International YouTube stars David Choi, Kina Grannis, Madilyn […]

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Walking the talk

By LIM MAY LEE WHEN was the last time you volunteered for a cause outside of school activities? YouTube stars like Kina Grannis and David Choi, as well as activists Andy Ridley, Scott Hammell and Rob Dyer were in Malaysia last week for the Reach Out Convention and Celebration concert at Taylor’s University Lakeside […]

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Who’s who at Reach Out 2014

By LIM MAY LEE YOU probably know who all the YouTubers at Reach Out 2014 are, but the real stars of the youth volunteerism convention were the three activists who came to Malaysia to help educate us on just what it means to volunteer. Here are their stories: Andy Ridley Andy Ridley is the […]

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Reaching out

By CHRISTINE CHEAH REMEMBER the youth convention last year that saw girls go gaga over YouTubers Jason Chen and David Choi? When Pushpa Basnet, 2012 CNN Hero of the Year winner, spoke about her fight to educate children living in prison with their parents in Nepal? Well, if you enjoyed that event, or if […]

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Rapping for a cause

By CASSANDRA YEOH and HEMALA KANAGARETHINAM IT’S always nice when we meet someone at one of our assignments and find out that he or she is also a member of the BRATs family. But when that person happens to be doing something good for the community, and goes by the name of Altimet, it […]

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