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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.

Aunt Agony: Issue 3

Your auntie is back by popular demand. This time, let’s talk about “skinship”, persistent exes, and dating anxiety.

A “Social Determinants” Approach to the Mental Health Crisis at Yale-NUS

Yale-NUS has one of the highest ratios of university psychologists to students in the world, but we still need to wait 2-4 weeks for counseling center appointments. What went wrong? Madhu's opinion piece is what you need for a fresh perspective on this dilemma.

I am once again asking you for heart-to-heart education in these difficult and unprecedented times.

Why do “face-to-face” classes matter when, in fact, we see each other’s faces over Zoom as well? In this piece, Luis contemplates the value of in-person classes and makes a case for heart-to-heart education.

Cake, Romance, and the Ace of Hearts: A Conversation with the Asexual Community in Yale-NUS

Asexual people or “aces” - referring to those who feel little to no sexual attraction towards others - are rarely talked about in our community. In this piece, Ryan talks to several aces in Yale-NUS to learn more about their experience and common misconceptions.

Accessing Housing in a Meritocratic Society: A Single Mother’s Reality

This International Women’s Day, let us look at the reality from a single mother’s perspective. As the only bread-earner and child-bearer in the household, they can hardly find a full-time job, neither are they eligible for safe and stable public housing. In this piece, Afiya and Tian Jiao from Roosevelt Network write about the grim reality they face and what the government can do about it.

Fostering Entrepreneurship from a Young Age

In this collaboration with The Octant, members from Roosevelt Institute present their perspectives on the pressing issues of today, and suggestions for the future. In this piece, they explore possible ways to foster entrepreneurship among youths. Give it a read.

Aunt Agony: Issue 2

Aunt Agony returns with more wisdom.

No More Trips to South Africa and Europe: Yale-NUS President Explains Future Plans for Week 7

For the first time, the Yale-NUS Learning Across Boundaries program has been held exclusively in Singapore. What's happened to the trips to Vienna and London that other batches experienced? Yihui speaks to President Tan Tai Yong.

Same Moon, Different Cultures: How Lunar New Year Is Celebrated

Story by Billy Tran | Staff Editor  Living in Singapore, we are no strangers to Chinese New Year. But if you look around, you might...

A Look into Polyamorous, Non-Heteronormative Relationships at Yale-NUS

In this article, we look into polyamorous, non-heteronormative relationships at Yale-NUS

The Full Story (For Now): Two Mysterious Suspected Mass Food Poisonings at Yale-NUS

The Octant looks into the suspected food poisoning and the investigations

Pritam Singh to Speak at Yale-NUS Graduation Ceremony 2021

Pritam Singh, leader of the Workers Party, will be the guest speaker at the Yale-NUS College 2021 Graduation Ceremony. President Tan Tai Yong said Mr. Singh is a “good chap”.

Protected: Dining Contract Vendor Showcase

We went to the Dining Hall Vendor Presentations at 9 am so you didn’t have to.

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