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Sodexo’s investigation of food poisoning claims finds themselves not to blame

After more than 20 students complained of gastric issues after eating dining hall food, Sodexo interviewed five people and found themselves not to blame. Jasmine reports.

Sodexo Responds to Meal Tap Situation

Worried about how many lunch credits you have left? Tap on this.

Exchange Students Become the First Group on Campus to Gain Senate Representation

Constitutional reforms now allow for students to join the Senate representing either affinity or interest groups, with two exchange students already forming an affinity group. Alysha reports.

Unrest continues over the Student Effort Contribution

Unrest over the Student Effort Contribution has continued into the new year, with the Senate passing a resolution condemning the policy for disadvantaging underprivileged students. Harrison reports.

Latest Task Force Report Raises New Questions in Public Spaces Debate

The latest report from the Public Space Task Force finds that previous definitions of public spaces within the college were not in accordance with Singaporean law. Alysha reports.

Investing in the Future by Divesting from Fossil Fuels

Have you heard of the Yale-NUS Divest movement? While that campaign ended in 2017, the fight for divestment carries on in two new student campaigns. Harrison chats with Fossil Free Yale-NUS College (FFYNC) and Students Taking Action For NUS to Divest (STAND) on their work.

Financial Aid Office Quietly Rolled Out New “Student Effort Contribution” for First Years

Do you know what the Student Effort Contribution is? Students on financial aid from the Class of 2022 and onwards will see an additional clause on their student bill. Aryan reports.

Financial Assistance for Student Programmes Is Undergoing Review

story | Dion Ho, Senior Writer photo | Ruchel Phua, Staff Photographer Executive Vice President (Academic Affairs) and acting Dean of Students, Joanne Roberts, has called...

Senate Announces Resolution to Tackle Academic Stress

Are the kids alright? The Student Government Senate doesn’t think so. Avani and Wisha report on the Senate resolution to tackle academic stress.

The Future of Finance in Student Government

“Finance in this year’s Student Government may not look big, fast or exciting,” said Director of Finance Ryan Yoong ’20, “but there’s nothing wrong with that.” Alysha reports.

Financial Aid Now Available For Testing Learning Disabilities

Suspect you have a learning disability? Need the funds to get it checked out? The Centre for Teaching & Learning has got you covered. Wisha tells us more.

Yale-NUS Latin Honours: A Source of Distinction or Discrimination?

The Yale-NUS College Latin Honours system has caused a number of graduates to face pay discrimination. Dion and Shiying report on the problems they faced, as well as the Yale-NUS administration’s response.

Students Weigh in as Discussions on Section 377A reignite in Singapore

Should 377A be repealed or should it remain? A month after India’s landmark ruling to decriminalise sex between consenting males, The Octant asks students if Singapore can, or should, follow suit.

20KM, No Phones, Limited Water; Arduous Orientation Activity Raises Questions

They had to walk 20km with limited water and no phones, and only $20 to feed a group of six. No, they’re not doing National Service — they were part of Elm’s Orientation Teambuilder. Runchen, Esther, and Shiying report.

Everything That’s Going On With the New Student Government

Elections for the 5th Yale-NUS Student Government closed on Aug. 31, with a new government being formed. Jun Jie reports on the elections and the plans of the new administration.

What Happened to the Perch Fund?

With the debut of the 5th Yale-NUS Student Government, students may notice the stark absence of FINCOM and the Perch fund. Alysha reports on the changes made.

Yale-NUS, NUS Staff and Students Conduct Kerala Relief Efforts

In the aftermath of the 2018 Kerala floods, NUS and Yale-NUS students and staff have come together to initiate relief efforts for the victims. Genessa reports.

Yale-NUS Holds Fourth Annual Summer Research Symposium

Yale-NUS’ annual Summer Research Symposium returned for its fourth iteration between Sept. 4-6. Over 30 students presented their research in Saga Lecture Theatre 1 and the Tan Chin Tuan Lecture Theatre.

Inter-Faculty Games: From Futsal to Semi-Finals in one week

story | Michelle Lee, Contributing Reporter photo | Yale-NUS Athletics & Recreation   The 13-member women’s football team was formed in three days, headed by freshman Olesia...

Increased Quality, Fall in Variety: Sodexo Receives Mixed Reception from Yale-NUS Community

story | Reza Alam, Senior Writer photo | Peh Yi Lin, Visuals Editor   Since taking over from SATS on July 28 as the official dining hall...

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