I’m back. We are off to a hectic start of the year, and dilemmas have already poured in. As I am only one student, I will only be answering two dilemmas this week, but for the rest of you, you will have your day.
The Stupid Questions Series is back by popular demand! This time, we talk to two of Yale-NUS’s faculty members, Maurice Cheung and Carissa Foo, about secret societies, chicken nuggets (not Jimmy though), and dating apps.
Corporal punishment is more common in Singaporean school than you think. In this piece, Nicole, Celine, and Luke argue that to uphold the quality of education and defend children’s rights, corporal punishment needs to be banned.
In collaboration with our partners, Panoramic, a global magazine run by students at the University of Cambridge, we are excited to announce the first article written by Genevieve. In this piece, she reflects the strengths and limitations of narrative ethics, drawing from her experience in Singapore.
They say there are no stupid questions, but this article definitely puts that saying to the test. The Octant asks Dave Stanfield and Cory Owens the silliest, ridiculous, and all around stupidest questions that YNC has to offer.
Cock-a-doodle-doo! A sound dreaded by light sleepers in Cendana but adored by others, the NUS rooster Jimmy Nugget is once again at the center of the debate. Is he here to stay, or be egg-spelt from campus? Yihui and Michael investigate both sides of the argument and bring you the college’s official stance. You get a sneak peek at the cage, too!
The major declaration exercise for the Yale-NUS College Class of 2023 concluded this semester, with a total of 232 participants. Ryan finds that there are several significant changes in major composition compared to last year.
While variations in one’s physiology might result in impairments, it is not the impairment itself that disables people—places, institutions, and people do.
Yihui and Alex investigate how Yale-NUS disables its students, why you should care, and what we should do about it.