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“We Do Not Know Our Own Souls”

Story by Justin Ong, Opinion Editor | Illustration credit to Flickr User Trash World Last week’s Literature and Humanities lecture on Mrs. Dalloway, a novel by Virginia Woolf, sparked a...

An Evening with Disney

Story by Yip Jie Yin Editor | Photo credit to Public Affairs Andy Bird is the Chairman of Walt Disney International. Currently on a 12-day world tour, Mr....

GOVERNING BOARD INTERVIEW SERIES

Story by Spandana Bhattacharya, Editor-in-Chief This is the latest installment of a series of interviews with members of the Governing Board. Gautam Banerjee is the Chairman of...

Returning from Abroad

Story by Li Ting Chan, News Editor In this week’s installment, we speak to two other study abroad returnees about their experience abroad and how...

Adventures Abroad

Story by Li Ting Chan, News Editor Last semester, 24 members of the Class of ’17 had the opportunity to spend a semester abroad in...

Keeping You Safe: the Security Team

story Nicholas Lua, Staff Writer | photo credit David Zhang Not many people on campus have heard of the Security team. If they have, their encounters with...

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...

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