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Poems on Love

A Valentine's Day special - The Octant features two poems by Ginny and Yasmin on love.

Living on Love Island

Before Valentine's Day ends, read Elle's musings about the TV show Love Island, romance, and that dreamy wait for 'the one'.

Aunt Agony: Valentine’s Day Woes

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.

The Joys and Sorrows of Waiting

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.

No More Room at the Inn: Yale-NUS’s Looming Housing Crisis

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.

Like, Share, and Subscribe — Yale-NUS’s Content Creators

Ever interested in doing some vlogging or content creation? Hear more about some students describing their vlogging and content creation, and get some inspiration!

A Rocky Start: Living through COVID-19 as a First-Year College Student

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!

Yale-NUS Abuzz with Life as Students Return to Campus

A new semester is upon us. With it comes new faces, loosened COVID-19 regulations and exciting initiatives. Have students coped well with the start of yet another unusual semester? Read more in The Octant.

Yale-NUS Investigates Possible Food Poisoning Incident

At least 99 Yale-NUS students reported feeling unwell after consuming food made by dining vendor Sodexo on 21 January. Investigations are underway, led by the Dean of Students Office and Dining Experience Team. Soon Minh reports

College of Humanities and Science: Is NUS making another Yale-NUS?

On Dec. 8, 2020, the National University of Singapore (NUS) launched the College of Humanities and Science (CHS), a collaboration between Faculty of Arts...

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.

Two Households Both Alike in Dignity: A Rector’s Tea Lecture on Singapore’s Otters

Dr Philip Johns, Senior Lecturer of Life Sciences has been researching Singapore's otters. Read about the Shakespearean drama, violence, and adorable behaviour he's observed

Yale-NUS’ New Dining Concept: a band-aid over a bullet hole?

A new dining hall system promises solutions to existing problems, but some students remain skeptical. Tian Jiao investigates.

The State of Sexual Health at Yale-NUS College

How is sexual health coverage in Yale-NUS and how does that impact our daily lives? Michael investigates.

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.

Expanded Policies for Dispute Resolution at Yale-NUS

The new conflict resolution policies, under the Yale-NUS Student Community Standards, look to focus on healing and growth, rather than simply stopping at punishing offenders.

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.

Seemingly impossible, yet here we are:

Compared to the environments some queer students come from, the Yale-NUS community is, in many ways, a much safer space. But as two queer students let Pandora know, this safety still comes with caveats.

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