Sunday, April 11, 2021

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Opinion

Diversity Apathy: Do Yale-NUS students really care about diversity?

Within Yale-NUS, events engaging with a whole range of social issues never end, but the turn-outs for these events are usually not high. Does this mean that we don’t care? In this piece, Daniel talks to several students about their perceptions of diversity apathy.

A “Social Determinants” Approach to the Mental Health Crisis at Yale-NUS

Yale-NUS has one of the highest ratios of university psychologists to students in the world, but we still need to wait 2-4 weeks for counseling center appointments. What went wrong? Madhu's opinion piece is what you need for a fresh perspective on this dilemma.

Accessing Housing in a Meritocratic Society: A Single Mother’s Reality

This International Women’s Day, let us look at the reality from a single mother’s perspective. As the only bread-earner and child-bearer in the household, they can hardly find a full-time job, neither are they eligible for safe and stable public housing. In this piece, Afiya and Tian Jiao from Roosevelt Network write about the grim reality they face and what the government can do about it.

Fostering Entrepreneurship from a Young Age

In this collaboration with The Octant, members from Roosevelt Institute present their perspectives on the pressing issues of today, and suggestions for the future. In this piece, they explore possible ways to foster entrepreneurship among youths. Give it a read.

Protected: Dining Contract Vendor Showcase

We went to the Dining Hall Vendor Presentations at 9 am so you didn’t have to.

Dissent and Sensibility: Yale-NUS and anti establishmentarianism

Story by | Soon Minh, Contributing Writer  In a year where almost nothing has gone according to plan and progress seems to be undoing itself,...

Embarrassing Singlish — An Ugly Mixture of Classism, Orientalism, and Self-Hatred

Why are Singaporeans embarrassed of Singlish, especially in the presence of foreigners? Dexter explores this difficult question of a fractured identity

Op-Ed: How (Not) to Decolonize Faculty at Yale-NUS College

Alcan responds to Michael Sagna's article about decolonizing faculty at Yale-NUS.

What is too much? Romantic Chase Culture at Yale-NUS and its Problematic Manifestations.

How do you reject an aggressive romantic proposal if you see them every day down the hall? Avani and Yihui take us through the culture of romantic chase on campus and its problematic manifestation.

Breaking Norms in Comparative Social Inquiry: A Reflection

We've all done it - the CSI 'break a norm' exercise - whether we found it amusing, terrifying, or liberating. Lara reflects on the deeper meaning behind the exercise.

The Firehose and Empty Caring

Apathy and indifference have become so ubiquitous in the world that we tend to take important issues for granted, Felipe believes. What should we do about this?

On Yale and Yale-NUS: Why Yale Won’t Save Us

Where exactly is Yale in Yale-NUS?

Why Student Government Should Not Be Paid a Stipend by the Administration

After last week's news about the Student Government receiving a stipend broke, Yihui considers whether this should be acceptable to the Yale-NUS community

Breaking Out of Capitalist Realism: Minority Political Perspectives in Yale-NUS

Living in a predominantly capitalist world often makes it difficult for us to imagine any other possible reality. Shaun and Zachary discuss breaking the ultimate social norm.

Why We Must Do Better on Diversity Statistics

Understanding diversity statistics is the first step to understanding inclusivity on campus.

Made Up Sh*t: The Fiction and Fact of COVID-19

Can you fight a force of nature?

The Meritocracy Trap: Required Reading for Anxious Elites

"A thought that has often crossed my mind since coming to Yale-NUS is: even though taking everything so seriously right now is clearly making me anxious and possibly even depressed, it will all pay off in the long run, right?" Harrison contemplates how our privilege makes us unwilling participants in the cycle of inequality.

An open letter to the Yale-NUS community

A message to the Yale-NUS Community on behalf of the faculty regarding the ongoing protests against police brutality.

The thoughts of a First-Generation Brown Kid, before choosing to attend Yale-NUS

When I fell in love with Yale-NUS after my interview, I realized I had a tough decision to make. Maleeka, another prospective student, takes us through her thoughts and worries.

Take Heart

What do you think when you hear the word home? One our of Prospective students shares there experience of home.

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