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Miniature Painting: Tiny Faces, Massive Worlds

Ryan follows Kyle as he demonstrates the art of miniature painting: painting tiny figurines no bigger than the size of a thumb.

The Death and Life of Great Halcyon RCs

Drawing on ideas from researches on public spaces, Thomas discusses the factors that determine whether a residential college's courtyard feels lively or dead.

Study Abroad Programme Suspended for Another Semester

Story by | Ryan Yeo, he/him, Staff Editor  Picture credit | Yale-NUS Centre for International and Professional Experience  All study abroad programs next semester will be...

The Stupid Questions Series: Maurice & Carissa

The Stupid Questions Series is back by popular demand! This time, we talk to two of Yale-NUS’s faculty members, Maurice Cheung and Carissa Foo, about secret societies, chicken nuggets (not Jimmy though), and dating apps.

A Letter To My Future Self

"Life is uncertain and unpredictable, but there is so much more to come. College is not a finish line—just another beginning."

two halves of a school 

Chloe's poem explores everything it means to be Yale-NUS

From Down Atrocious to Up Good: A Case Study on Dumpster-Fire Vibes Reduction

Our former managing editor Harrison returns with a heartfelt reflection on the highs and lows of his time at Yale-NUS

Was Yale-NUS an Unusual College Experience?

Graduating senior Jasmine looks back on the four-year long Yale-NUS journey she's finally reached the end of. Here's what it all means to her.

No More Corporal Punishment

Corporal punishment is more common in Singaporean school than you think. In this piece, Nicole, Celine, and Luke argue that to uphold the quality of education and defend children’s rights, corporal punishment needs to be banned.

The Good Place?: Reflections on Narrative Ethics in Singapore

In collaboration with our partners, Panoramic, a global magazine run by students at the University of Cambridge, we are excited to announce the first article written by Genevieve. In this piece, she reflects the strengths and limitations of narrative ethics, drawing from her experience in Singapore.

We ask DoS Questions from Yale-NUS’s Stupid Questions Hub. Here’s what they say.

They say there are no stupid questions, but this article definitely puts that saying to the test. The Octant asks Dave Stanfield and Cory Owens the silliest, ridiculous, and all around stupidest questions that YNC has to offer.

Much Ado About Nugget: Facebook Drama Emerges Over NUS Rooster

Cock-a-doodle-doo! A sound dreaded by light sleepers in Cendana but adored by others, the NUS rooster Jimmy Nugget is once again at the center of the debate. Is he here to stay, or be egg-spelt from campus? Yihui and Michael investigate both sides of the argument and bring you the college’s official stance. You get a sneak peek at the cage, too!

Follow Halcyon as They Spend the Afternoon Checking in on Their Animal Friends!

It’s Week 12. Let’s put stress aside and follow Halcyon as they check in on their campus animal friends!

The Class of 2023 Declare Their Majors: MCS and Global Affairs Replace PPE as Most Popular Majors

The major declaration exercise for the Yale-NUS College Class of 2023 concluded this semester, with a total of 232 participants. Ryan finds that there are several significant changes in major composition compared to last year.

How Yale-NUS Disables Students and How We Can Do Better

While variations in one’s physiology might result in impairments, it is not the impairment itself that disables people—places, institutions, and people do. Yihui and Alex investigate how Yale-NUS disables its students, why you should care, and what we should do about it.

Cendana College Students Ask Infra to Remove the Sun

Cendana students are a picky bunch. After the petition for the removal of Jīmmy Nugget due to his loud crowing, residents of the college have gone further in their demands.

Introducing David Post, the New Dean of Faculty

The Octant interviews David Post, the new Dean of Faculty starting from July this year. Joanne Roberts (EVP of Academic Affairs) and Pericles Lewis (former president of Yale-NUS) speak about their impressions of the incoming college leader.

Diversity Apathy: Do Yale-NUS students really care about diversity?

Within Yale-NUS, events engaging with a whole range of social issues never end, but the turn-outs for these events are usually not high. Does this mean that we don’t care? In this piece, Daniel talks to several students about their perceptions of diversity apathy.

The Case of Jīmmy Nugget: NUS’s Very Own Rooster

Relocated to NUS just a few months ago, the rooster and his family now have to face the eventual fate of relocation.

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