Monday, December 6, 2021

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Marimbas, Mbiras, and the Love of Music

Story by | Ryan Yeo (he/him), Managing EditorPictures by | Mpiwa Gwindi (she/her) “Chemutengure, chemutengure,” Mpiwa Gwindi ‘24 sings a traditional call and response song...

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.

two halves of a school 

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

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!

Poems on Love

A Valentine's Day special - The Octant features two poems by Ginny and Yasmin on love.

Behind the Ink: Tattoo Culture at Yale-NUS College

In many Asian societies, tattoos are still considered taboo, and because school is a place of learning and influence, tattoos—associated with gangsters, drug use and “bad company” in general—are frowned upon. Understanding more about people’s relationships with their tattoos, once considered a sign of a criminal or a deviant, is thus fascinating.

Waves From The Past: Retelling the Legacy of Okinawa

Students who participated in a Learning Across Boundaries (LAB) programme held in Okinawa last summer hosted a powerful art exhibition conveying the resilience that Okinawan locals display while overcoming their challenging past. Shivani reports.

Confessions of a Yale-NUS Dancer

story | Kwok Yingchen, Guest Writer photo | Angad Srivastava, Guest Photographer   sYNCd showcase 2018: Confession, showed how much dance at Yale-NUS College can mean. As a...

Behind Those Doors

story | Mathias Ooi, Staff Writer photo | Peh Yi Lin, Staff Photographer   This past recess week, as many of us rushed to leave for home...

Exploring Cultural Identity at the Asian Youth Theater Festival

story | Amanda Leong, Contributing Reporter photo | Amanda Leong, Contributing Photographer   Hidden in the fifth floor of *SCAPE at Somerset, The TreeTop is a world...

Theater Season Descends on Yale-NUS

story | Alysha Chandra, Staff Writer photos | Zac Yeow, Sean Cham, and Tram Hoang As the semester comes to an end, the various theater groups...

Untitled

story | Anna Evtushenko photo | Public Affairs It's I, and it's you, and it's he, and it's she. Between us we ponder the math of Cauchy, the fate...

Post-Groundbreaking

poem | Al Lim photo | Public Affairs   Ngee Ann Kongsi, 2nd row, and I watched how the ground was broken. Facebook, many rows, and I watched how...

Coming Up Next: A Reflection on the Arts and Humanities Festival

story | Kan Ren Jie, Staff Writer photo | Kan Ren Jie The past few weeks has been an interesting time for the Arts in Yale-NUS...

(aside)’s Private Parts, and its explicit portrayal of sexual identity

story | Justin Ong, Managing Editor photo | Rachel Juay I watched Private Parts, a play by (aside), with no expectations and little knowledge of transgender...

Less than Uplifting: Art and its Interaction with Public Space

story | Natalie Tan, Guest Contributor photo | Marcus Chua On March 16, white sheets with spray-painted messages were draped at the back of selected lifts....

Why Stop?

story | Adam Lau, Guest Contributor photo | Justin Ong When you see a STOP sign, do you stop? Why did you stop? Who made you...

1987: The Missing Narrative

story | Neo Huiyuan, Arts Editor photo |  Lynn Voight What happens when the very institutions you trust for protection turn against you? What happens when...

Totally F***ed: the Lines Between Fiction and Reality in Spring Awakening

story | Paul M. Jerusalem, Guest Contributor photo | Xuerui Yang By the time this review is published, much would have been said regarding the utter...

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