Sunday, September 26, 2021



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Should 377A be repealed or should it remain?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...

Rocky Transitions: Organizations Suffer when Students Leave for Semester Abroad

story | Justin Ong, Executive Editor photo | Justin Ong When the Yale-NUS College Men’s Basketball team competed in an external league last semester, they often...

What has replaced the RCX trips?

story | Wong Shiying, Contributing Reporter photo | Glen Koh This year, the Residential College Experience (RCX) trip was removed from Orientation for the first...

All the Changes from Aug. 20’s Town Hall and What They Mean for You

story | Amanda Leong, Staff Editor photo | Yip Jia Qi, Staff Editor and Ruchel Phua, Contributing Photographer On Aug. 20, 8 pm, the first...

Behind the Numbers: Exploring the Trends and Changes in This Year’s Major Declarations

story | Dion Ho, Senior Writer photo | Dion Ho; Yale-NUS Data Science   On April 6, 2018, The Octant published the major declaration statistics for the...

New Rectors Announced for Saga and Elm Colleges

story | Terence Anthony Wang, Editor-in-Chief; Yip Jie Ying, Managing Editor photo | Yale-NUS Public Affairs   On April 18, Associate Dean (Academic Affairs) Khoo Hoon Eng...

Highlights From the Major Declaration Statistics for the Class of 2020

The major declaration statistics for the class of 2020 are out. The two top choices are PPE and MCS respectively, both of which are more popular than ever. Meanwhile, diversity in major declaration dropped. Dion reports.

Protected: Highlights From Mar. 14’s Town Hall

story | Yip Jie Ying, Managing Editor; Alysha Chandra, Editor; Dion Ho, Senior Writer; Reza Alam, Staff Writer Photo | Peh Yi Lin, Staff Photographer A...

Frustrated at College Administration, Students Stage Sit-in Protest

story | Yip Jie Ying and Kanako Sugawara, Managing Editors; Dion Ho, Senior Writer Photo | Dave Lim, Guest Photographer   Ed: A previous version of this...

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