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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.

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.

What does it mean to be deaf in a hearing-centric society?

Yihui explores the lived experiences of deaf people in Singapore and what it means to build an inclusive society.

Leones Luminantes: A History of the Secret Society on Campus

What was the secret society on campus, and what did they do?

Yale-NUS during COVID-19

COVID-19 has changed the world around us. Here is how Yale-NUS is affected.

Helping Your Favourite Professor Get Tenure: Faculty Evaluations and How Students Can Contribute

For most professors, tenure is the holy grail. How can we, as students, contribute to a professor’s chances of getting tenure? Dion reports.

Away, But Not Apart

story | Xie Yihui, Staff Writer photos | #FightforWuhan Chinese Student Association in North America   On the first day of the Lunar New Year, 5.86 million...

Coping: With Reality, With Myself, With the End of the World

Shikhar shares his experience of fighting for the climate, and the world.

R21: Unrestricted Access to Why R21 Matters

At Yale-NUS, we enjoy a great degree of freedom of speech. But why do we silence ourselves on the topic of sexual violence on campus?

The Octant Explains: Coronavirus

Rebecca compiles everything we know so far about the current coronavirus outbreak.

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