Monday, October 18, 2021

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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.“

Designing the Waste out of the Dining Hall: Yale-NUS’ Answer to Food Wastage

“We are not here to be served, but to learn how to develop our thinking and contribute to society and the environment. Walking a few more minutes to another dining hall is the least that we can do.” Yihui makes a case for why we should all take steps to reduce food wastage.

‘Academic Rigor’ in Service of the State

“The college should own, accept, and examine the sociopolitics of the issue, instead of disavowing all political responsibilities by retreating to the seemingly impartial ground of “academic rigor”. In light of the cancelled Week 7 LAB, Wee Yang examines Yale-NUS’ role in Singapore.

Spilling the (Bubble) Tea

“We can fervently debate issues and advocate for causes until the cows come home to graze, but if we never bring that conversation beyond our bubble, then we can never expect anything to change.” Elizabeth tells us why we should move our discussions about social issues into our personal lives outside of Yale-NUS.

False Alarm or Forewarning? Lessons from the Week 7 Controversy

“The divided reactions to the cancellation of the Week 7 program reveal a growing polarization between different groups in Singaporean society with competing notions of what Singapore can and should look like.” Jia Qi and Daryl reckon with what public reactions to the cancelled LAB mean for Yale-NUS students and Singapore at large.

In Tanjong Pagar for the World: Why Kilo Lounge is the Yale-NUS of Clubs

“I was hesitant to try it out when I first heard of it, due to the protests of Singaporeans describing it as overpriced and seething with expats. Nevertheless, I gave the pretentiously named ‘lounge’ a chance, and I don’t think I’ll ever look back.” Michael tells us why he clubs at Kilo.

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