Monday, July 26, 2021

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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.

Where are you from?

"While I’m not sure that everyone faces these same third culture kid problems as I do, it sure would be ironically wholesome to belong in a community where everyone’s split between communities."

Double Standards at Yale-NUS: Reporting Faculty Misconduct

Differing expectations make it easy for faculty to escape the scrutiny that students cannot. 

What Happens If There Is a Case on Campus?

Are we prepared for the worst? Khym asks.

Singapore’s erratic immigration policies can destroy Yale-NUS

Singapore’s minimum salary for an Employment Pass hikes to $3,900. Terence writes about what it means for Yale-NUS.

Finding a Place on a Map That Has Already Been Drawn: An Exchange Student’s Perspective

Finding a place among a map that has already been drawn - Sarah talks about her experience of navigating Yale-NUS as an outsider.

A Glimpse of Minority Experiences Through Attending a Religious Service

story | Ryan Ma | Staff Writer  Photo | Google Maps Street View As a non-religious person, I’ve never been a fan of churches. Don’t get...

Coping: With Reality, With Myself, With the End of the World

Shikhar shares his experience of fighting for the climate, and the world.

The Lennon Wall Revisited: A Mainlander’s Perspective

Winnie talks about what it is like to be a Mainlander in Yale-NUS.

Megxit, to a Black Brit.

Meghan Markle just left the Royal Family. Michael explains what that means as a Black Brit.

To Tinder or not to Tinder? An Alternative Narrative of the Undergrad Student

Michael recounts how the highs and lows of his first semester correlated with his addiction to a particular dating app.

Reacting to Unrest at Home

“I wasn’t on the other side of the ocean, with groups of student protestors marching day in and day out against bills they didn’t think was fair... I was living in a quiet college with manicured lawns whittling away at a stack of readings which I couldn’t always finish.” Alice talks about struggling with unrest back home.

Problematic Placements & Planetary Positions: The Astrology of a Yale-NUS Student

“People at Yale-NUS are intensely chaotic. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mean this in a ‘will drink too much soju at 11:13 pm on a Saturday night, despite the fact that their 11:59 pm Literature and Humanities submission isn’t yet finished’ way. I mean that in the ‘your planetary placements all contradict each other so that every aspect of your personality is at war with each other’ way.” Shehryar reads our birth charts.

A Case for the Expansion of Green Lunches

“Climate change activism and advocacy is a role we have to choose to fulfill, rather than an opinion that we hold, and it therefore follows that we have to repeatedly make active choices to commit to solving the climate crisis.” Michael tells us why we should accept more plant-based food in the dining halls.

A Bug’s Life: How I Tried to Stop Worrying and Love the Ants

“Hello ant,” I said to my silent friend. It rested on my nail cuticle, more quiet then. When I placed my hand back onto the table, it crawled onto my readings, sauntering around one of Tocqueville’s lines the same way my concentration meanders around his arguments.” Amanda tells us about ants.

Seeing Spirits: Experiential Learning in the Ghostly Singapore Week 7 LAB

Canceled plans and uncomfortable crematorium visits: horror junkie Isabelle shares how the real spirit she saw on the Ghostly Singapore Week 7 LAB was the ghost of experiential learning.

Have Some Selective (Self) Empathy: Lessons from Nas Daily

“After attending the intimate post-event dinner, where questions focused less on politics and more on his personal journey as a content creator, I realized that it is not simply delusion, but rather faith, that enables Nas Daily.“

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