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Aunt Agony: Issue 3

Your auntie is back by popular demand. This time, let’s talk about “skinship”, persistent exes, and dating anxiety.

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.

I am once again asking you for heart-to-heart education in these difficult and unprecedented times.

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.

Cake, Romance, and the Ace of Hearts: A Conversation with the Asexual Community in Yale-NUS

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.

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.

Aunt Agony: Issue 2

Aunt Agony returns with more wisdom.

No More Trips to South Africa and Europe: Yale-NUS President Explains Future Plans for Week 7

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.

Same Moon, Different Cultures: How Lunar New Year Is Celebrated

Story by Billy Tran | Staff Editor  Living in Singapore, we are no strangers to Chinese New Year. But if you look around, you might...

A Look into Polyamorous, Non-Heteronormative Relationships at Yale-NUS

In this article, we look into polyamorous, non-heteronormative relationships at Yale-NUS

The Full Story (For Now): Two Mysterious Suspected Mass Food Poisonings at Yale-NUS

The Octant looks into the suspected food poisoning and the investigations

Pritam Singh to Speak at Yale-NUS Graduation Ceremony 2021

Pritam Singh, leader of the Workers Party, will be the guest speaker at the Yale-NUS College 2021 Graduation Ceremony. President Tan Tai Yong said Mr. Singh is a “good chap”.

Protected: Dining Contract Vendor Showcase

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

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!

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