What’s happening on campus?

Trump Prevails: In the most unexpected result in US election history, Donald Trump was announced as the 45th President of the United States, being the first to reach 270 electoral votes, attaining 279 electoral votes as opposed to Hillary Clinton’s 218.

Beached Whale-NUS: RC3’s third Beach Plz, an annual event that sees Yale-NUS travel to Sentosa beach to celebrate the end of the Fall semester, will take place on Nov. 25. This year, attendees can expect an afternoon of relaxation, German water and to receive a limited edition “Whale-NUS” bandana.

SWF 2016: The Singapore Writers Festival will be held from Nov. 413 and features students and faculty from Yale-NUS. Hamid Roslan ’17, Min Lim ’18 and Paul Jerusalem ’19 did readings of their works whilst Al Lim ’19, See Wern Hao ’20, writer in residence Lawrence Ypil, Professor Rajeev Patke and director of the writing program Professor Robin Hemley were speakers for some of the events.

And On That Note: In addition to the end of semester theatrical performances, it’s also time for the other arts wrap ups. This semester there will be another To Be Continued photo exhibition by the Yale-NUS Photography Club from Nov. 10-15 and an end of semester concert, On That Note, by the Yale-NUS Singers’ Guild on Nov. 17.

End of Sem Dinner: The end of semester dinner will be held on Nov. 15 across all the Residential Colleges. Look out for the themes for each RC, and prepare to come dressed for the occasion!

School’s Out: Week 13 marks the end of school for the upper classes, but the onslaught of assignments means the ordeal is far from over.

Small-Talk: The Octant recently opened submissions for its first ever themed issue on small school culture, focusing on the perks and pitfalls of being in such a small college. This special edition will extensively feature submissions from members of the Yale-NUS community. Please submit your pieces to yncoctant@gmail.com.

Makan Makan Food Outing: The Dean of Students is organizing a food outing on Nov. 13 from 12-3pm to Timbre Plus and Somerset. The theme for this outing is Philippine cuisine!

This Week in Yale-NUS History: On Nov. 10, 2014, The Octant (then called Panopt) held a forum to discuss changing it’s name. The forum was held in response to a petition calling for a referendum on the publication’s name, after it drew comparisons to Michel Foucault’s Panopticon thought experiment.

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