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LIVE: Elm College to Close in Fall 2024, Room Draw to be Based on Group Completeness

This is a developing story. New information and coverage will be added as they become available. Elm College will close in Academic Year 2024/25, leaving Cendana College the only Residential College (RC) within the Yale-NUS campus to house students from the closing liberal arts college,...

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LIVE: Elm College to Close in Fall 2024, Room Draw to be Based on Group Completeness

This is a developing story. New information and coverage will be added as they become available. Elm College will close in Academic Year 2024/25, leaving Cendana College the only Residential College (RC) within the...

Identical Items Observed at NUS College and Yale-NUS Dining Halls under New Meal Plan despite Differing Costs

Story | The Octant Team Photos | Joshua Vargas (he/him) The Octant would like to thank two guest reporters who contributed substantially to the investigation but requested anonymity. Their identities have been independently verified. Update 17...

LIVE: Elm College to Close in Fall 2024, Room Draw to be Based on Group Completeness

This is a developing story. New information and coverage will be added as they become available. Elm College will close in Academic Year 2024/25, leaving Cendana College the only Residential College (RC) within the Yale-NUS...

A Smorgasbord of Concerns Surround Yale-NUS’ New Dining Plan

Story | Sheriah Peries (they/she), Staff Writer Photo Credits to Instagram Account @yncdininghalltea Smaller portions, less flexibility and limited alternatives greet students this semester As a new academic year dawns and the student body reluctantly returns to...

Identical Items Observed at NUS College and Yale-NUS Dining Halls under New Meal Plan despite Differing Costs

Story | The Octant Team Photos | Joshua Vargas (he/him) The Octant would like to thank two guest reporters who contributed substantially to the investigation but requested anonymity. Their identities have been independently verified. Update 17 August,...

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At The Octant’s first General Meeting of the semester, I posed this question to the team: WHY do we do what we do? My answer came in...

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Architects of Failure: the “New College’s” Poorly Constructed Student Experience

David discusses how Yale-NUS architecture was designed and how it speaks the unfeasibility of the New College.

The Month of Free Utilities

story Lai Ying Tong For almost a month since moving in, Yale-NUS College students have had access to free printing in the library, free air-conditioning...

Embarrassing Election Campaigns Endanger Our Future

column Enkhzul Badral It began when nominations for Student Government Elections opened on January 7, 2015. Unamusing cat posters and memes were found online and plastered...

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The Octant Explains: Singaporean Education (Normal Level)

story | Harrison Linder and Amanda Leong photo | Singapore Ministry of Education Any student studying at Yale-NUS College lives in Singapore for at least four years. Four years may seem like a long time, but our busy schedules make it hard to find time to engage with Singapore. Our new recurring series, The Octant Explains, aims to give a quick...

We visited every restaurant, stall, and diner in UTown so you don’t have to.

So what does UTown have to offer? Which restaurants or stalls are affordable, and which should you avoid? Read on for a gastronomic tour with Michael.

Space Use in AY23/24: What We Know

Story | Avery Huang (she/her) This is an ongoing story. We will update this article as more information becomes available. Yale-NUS gradually confirmed the closure of Saga College over the Spring 22/23 semester, with the...

Thoughts on Self-Care: Dean’s Fellow D Dangaran

story | D Dangaran, Guest Contributor Self-care is a misnomer, because it often includes other people. I see self-care as actions taken by people who undergo stress—whether post-trauma or just due to daily life—in order to restore energy and bring themselves to a state of productivity and happiness. There is...

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Module List for the Next Semester: What’s There, What’s Missing, and What’s Coming

The first module list for Yale-NUS’s first post-closure academic year offers a reduced number of courses compared to the indicative three-year course lists distributed in February. On average, there was a reduction in course availability by 14% compared to the three-year course list, compounding student fears of a compromised Yale-NUS experience.

YNC Module List Until 2025 Released

With the release of the projected course offerings for the next three years, does the reality live up to the promise of the "full Yale-NUS experience"? Suman reports

“West Wing” to be NUS College Designation for Portion of Yale-NUS Campus Used; No Renaming Plans until 2025: Roberts

After the name "West Wing" was used to refer to Yale-NUS in correspondence, students feared that the College's identity was being prematurely erased.

1 + 1 = 3 but 2 + 2 ≠ 5, or Should You Apply to NUS College?

What do Yale-NUS's first recruitment campaign and George Orwell's 1984 have to do with each other? In conjunction with NUS Open Day, alumnus Daryl Yang '19 reflects on recent developments surrounding NUS College, and offers his advice to prospective students on what to expect there.

LIVE: Elm College to Close in Fall 2024, Room Draw to be Based on Group Completeness

This is a developing story. New information and coverage will be added as they become available. Elm College will close in Academic Year 2024/25, leaving...

A Smorgasbord of Concerns Surround Yale-NUS’ New Dining Plan

Story | Sheriah Peries (they/she), Staff Writer Photo Credits to Instagram Account @yncdininghalltea Smaller portions, less flexibility and limited alternatives greet students this semester As a new...

Identical Items Observed at NUS College and Yale-NUS Dining Halls under New Meal Plan despite Differing Costs

Story | The Octant Team Photos | Joshua Vargas (he/him) The Octant would like to thank two guest reporters who contributed substantially to the investigation but...

Class of 2025 declare their majors: Economics becomes the most popular major, MCS relegated to second-place

Story | Suman (they/them), Co-Editor-in-Chief Photo | Joshua Vargas (he/him) On the 17th of March in AY2022-2023, the Class of 2025 concluded their major declaration exercise,...

Space Use in AY23/24: What We Know

Story | Avery Huang (she/her) This is an ongoing story. We will update this article as more information becomes available. Yale-NUS gradually confirmed the closure of...
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