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How Meaningful Is Having 38 Different Passports?

story Swarnima Sircar, Contributing Reporter As the only Japanese in the Class of 2019, Risa Shindo ’19 thinks she got in because of her passport. “I...

Behind the Dining Hall Podium: Getting to Know Yaya

story Joey Lim, Contributing Reporter Yaya emerged from the double doors of Saga Dining Hall with clear eyes and a wide smile when we met for...

A Few Good Men: Meet the Facilities Team

story Nicholas Lua, Contributing Reporter Who fixes your spoilt air-conditioner or unclogs your choked toilet? The Octant goes behind the scenes to get to know the...

Crane on Building Bridges

Governing Board Interview Series story Regina Marie Lee, Managing Editor reporting Martin Vasev As Director of the Royal Botanic Kew Gardens in the United Kingdom, he first came...

Working in Three Different Countries: Auntie Huang

story Elaine Li, Contributing Reporter Auntie Huang and team in Japan enjoying a meal together. (Auntie Huang) Auntie Huang, a janitor from mainland China at Yale-NUS...

Students Behind Counters

story Vasudha Kataruka, Contributing Reporter reporting John Hyung-Seok Kim, Contributing Reporter On top of academic work and extracurriculars, students at Yale-NUS College work as Student Associates...

A Collaboration Born in Davos

Governing Board Interview Series story Regina Marie Lee, Managing Editor Joyan Tan, Executive Editor Mr. Levin said criticism from Yale faculty was from a “small minority” and...

What’s Cooking?

Nothing much, apparently. story Justin Ong, Contributing Reporters Buttery kitchens can only be used during buttery hours. (Carol Wang) She used to drink chai every morning at home...

Learning on the Job: Pericles Lewis on His Journey with Yale-NUS

story Spandana Bhattacharya, Editor-in-Chief Next week promises to be a momentous week for Yale-NUS College, but even more so for Pericles Lewis, founding president of...

Inauguration Finally Happening on Oct. 12

story Scott Currie, Staff Writer A semester later than expected, the new campus will be officially inaugurated on Monday, Oct. 12, and the ceremony...

Same Same but Different

story Nicole Lim, Contributing Reporter With three classes of students, at least three sibling pairs now live among us in the Yale-NUS College community. We...

The Butteries are Opening

story Justin Ong, Contributing Reporter The wait is finally over. This Friday, the Saga and Elm butteries will open, while Cendana’s will open on Sunday. In...

The Price of RC Pride

story Helena Auerswald, Contributing Reporter The pride, identity, and support were promised; the discomfort, frustration, and separation that came with it were not. Following two...

Yale-NUS to Open a Fourth Residential College in Four Years

Governing Board Interview Series story Regina Marie Lee, Managing Editor In an exclusive interview with The Octant, Governing Board member Roland Betts revealed that a fourth residential...

SATS hopes to “impress sustainably”

story Regina Marie Lee After attending three food-tasting sessions with dining vendors competing to serve Yale-NUS College, Kwok Yingchen ’18 was not feeling optimistic. The...

Admissions over the Years

story Regina Marie Lee The third round of applications to Yale-NUS College has closed and come August, the Class of 2019 will matriculate. The Admissions Committee...

Ambassador Chan Heng Chee

Governing Board Interview Series interview Regina Marie Lee Ambassador Chan Heng Chee joined the Yale-NUS College Governing Board in July 2013 and is currently Chairman of the...

Facebook Follies

story Rachel Lim Cheng Woon When the fire alarm rang at midnight on March 10, Lim Se Ern ’18 was just getting ready for bed. She...

Successful Successions

story Avast Vermin All entities move and nothing remains still,” said the prominent Greek philosopher Pericles in a seminar room somewhere. With its second year coming to...

A Telling Voice

story Anna Evtushenko With Anastasia Vrachnos, Dean of the Centre for International and Professional Experience (CIPE), you never know what to expect. I came to speak to...

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