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YNC Musings

Living With Heartbreak

In this personal essay, Anna Evtushenko ’17 discusses the differences and similarities in our experiences of loss and how she doesn’t make sense of it.

In Memoriam of Yale-NUS

What does it mean to be overseas upon hearing the news on closure? Listen from Suman '25, as she grapples with her disbelief and hurt whilst desperately wanting to be on campus.

How I Confronted an Islamophobic Teacher

"I opened the attachment. The title of the presentation was 'Violence in Islam.' Below it were two photos, one of hadith books and one of an extremist group." When a teacher blatantly spreads islamophobia, Soroush recounts how she intervened and stood up for what she believes in.

A Letter To My Future Self

"Life is uncertain and unpredictable, but there is so much more to come. College is not a finish line—just another beginning."

Living With Heartbreak

In this personal essay, Anna Evtushenko ’17 discusses the differences and similarities in our experiences of loss and how she doesn’t make sense of it.

In Memoriam of Yale-NUS

What does it mean to be overseas upon hearing the news on closure? Listen from Suman '25, as she grapples with her disbelief and hurt whilst desperately wanting to be on campus.

How I Confronted an Islamophobic Teacher

"I opened the attachment. The title of the presentation was 'Violence in Islam.' Below it were two photos, one of hadith books and one of an extremist group." When a teacher blatantly spreads islamophobia, Soroush recounts how she intervened and stood up for what she believes in.

A Letter To My Future Self

"Life is uncertain and unpredictable, but there is so much more to come. College is not a finish line—just another beginning."

two halves of a school 

Chloe's poem explores everything it means to be Yale-NUS

From Down Atrocious to Up Good: A Case Study on Dumpster-Fire Vibes Reduction

Our former managing editor Harrison returns with a heartfelt reflection on the highs and lows of his time at Yale-NUS

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.

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'.

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.

The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side: Missing Yale-NUS While on Exchange

story | Chloe Lim When I first came to Yale-NUS College, I was ready to leave. Yale-NUS was not my “dream school”; the new “hippie” liberal...

We’ve got a minute

But when the world looks on waiting for us to belly-flop headfirst into the great unknown and make it up as we go, who wouldn’t want some predictability? Vrinda muses about the unpredictable end of her college experience.

Unpacking My Closet

There is something melancholic about it though, the Hockney on the wall. All I am left to behold is the white spray—not the spring of the body, not the goggled boy in a swimming cap. Even the yellow diving board is motionless. 

Nihilism or Enlightenment? My Journey to Understanding the Point of Critical Thinking

There is a thin line between Nihilism and Enlightenment. Jan talks about his experiences navigating this boundary.

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