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Reflections on The Death and Life of Great Halcyon RCs and Saga Courtyard

Story | Thomas Bean (they/them) Image | Avery Huang (she/her) I first planned and drafted The Death and Life of Great Halcyon RCs around 2 years ago after reading Jane Jacobs'...

A Conversation with Rector Steven Bernasek, Rector of Cendana College 2019-2022

Before Professor and Rector of Cendana College Steven Bernasek steps down from his position in June, he shares some thoughts with The Octant.

What the Duck?

The mysterious appearance of rubber ducks at faculty office doors has piqued curiosity on campus.

Otters Spotted on Campus over Winter; Likely Displaced Group in Search for Territory

Fears that otters ate the eco-pond fish over December are unfounded.

Meet Prof Michael Choi to Explore the Charm of Stochastic Processes and Markov Chains: YNC Community Connect #4

Prof Michael Choi explains the charm of stochastic processes and Markov chains in an interview.

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.

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.

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.

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