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.
Why do “face-to-face” classes matter when, in fact, we see each other’s faces over Zoom as well? In this piece, Luis contemplates the value of in-person classes and makes a case for heart-to-heart education.
Asexual people or “aces” - referring to those who feel little to no sexual attraction towards others - are rarely talked about in our community. In this piece, Ryan talks to several aces in Yale-NUS to learn more about their experience and common misconceptions.
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.
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.
For the first time, the Yale-NUS Learning Across Boundaries program has been held exclusively in Singapore. What's happened to the trips to Vienna and London that other batches experienced? Yihui speaks to President Tan Tai Yong.
I know. Your love life is never a bed of roses. There are highs and lows, and you just wished that there were someone patient, insightful, and empathetic to offer illuminating advice when you are stuck in a love’s dilemma.
As Valentine’s Day is approaching, you may be preoccupied with your romantic life more than ever. Today, we invited The Octant’s very own Agony Aunt to listen to our readers’ dilemmas, and talk about communication and romantic FOMO.
How does it feel like to be stranded overseas while one’s peers have started their semester? As one of the several international students unable to secure entry approval, Shikhar muses on his mixed feelings about the ongoing, long-winded journey back to the college.
Yale-NUS was set out to be a fully residential college where students are required to stay on campus for four years, but what happens if there aren’t enough rooms to accommodate everyone? Michael interviews the senior administration to understand the reasons and solutions for the looming housing crisis.
A Yale-NUS Student shares about some of the struggles and challenges that she has faced adapting to campus life with the COVID restrictions and inconveniences, ending on a positive note that we can hope for the better!