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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.

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.

Aunt Agony: Issue 3

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

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.

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

Like, Share, and Subscribe — Yale-NUS’s Content Creators

Ever interested in doing some vlogging or content creation? Hear more about some students describing their vlogging and content creation, and get some inspiration!

A Rocky Start: Living through COVID-19 as a First-Year College Student

A Yale-NUS Student shares about some of the struggles and challenges that she has faced adapting to campus life with the COVID restrictions and inconveniences, ending on a positive note that we can hope for the better!

Seemingly impossible, yet here we are:

Compared to the environments some queer students come from, the Yale-NUS community is, in many ways, a much safer space. But as two queer students let Pandora know, this safety still comes with caveats.

Stories from Singapore: Building Yale-NUS College’s International Student Community During COVID-19

  This year, as in years past, international students join Yale-NUS College and begin to call it home. However, unlike previous years, we have to...

The Non-Humans of Yale-NUS College

Ever wondered just how many non-human species are hidden around campus? Sangam explores the surprisingly rich biodiversity on Yale-NUS grounds.

How Yale-NUS Students Make Their Morning Coffee

In line with the Yale-NUS College mantra, even morning coffee routines have surprising diversity. Billy Tran reports.

2024 Class Representative Elections – Meet The Candidates

Meet the students running for Class of 2024 class reps for this AY2020/21 Senate.

Orientation: Pandemic Edition

Story | Danan Lee and Le Nguyen Phong Photo | Luke Seow This year’s orientation was different, to say the least. Instead of travelling all over Singapore...

Limited Variety, Limited Appeal; A Continued Discussion of Dining with Sodexo

From lack of vegetarian options to finding foreign objects in their food, student complaints have been arising about Sodexo, the College's caterer. Lara Kine investigates to understand both students and Sodexo's perspectives on the matter.

School Spirits – Supernatural Encounters on Campus

Silvia tells some campus tales to keep you up at night.

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.

Here’s to the Ungraduated Class of 2020: On Leaves of Absence

One can take time off simply to do whatever they see fit for themselves, before proceeding with the remainder of their university stint.

Clementi Roads, Take Me Home

Michael and Avani write about what home in Singapore looks like to them.

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