Confessions of a Yale-NUS Dancer

story | Kwok Yingchen, Guest Writer photo | Angad Srivastava, Guest Photographer   sYNCd showcase 2018: Confession, showed how much dance at Yale-NUS College can mean. As a member of the 2nd Executive Committee of the Society of Yale-NUS College Dancers (sYNCd), and a sYNCd dancer throughout all four years of my time here, I […]

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Behind Those Doors

story | Mathias Ooi, Staff Writer photo | Peh Yi Lin, Staff Photographer   This past recess week, as many of us rushed to leave for home or vacation, eight students quietly moved into two empty suites on the fourth floor of Saga Tower A. With a motley of equipment in hand—paint brushes, canvases, and […]

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I am not upset it was moved because I placed it in the public sphere, and in the public sphere everyone should be allowed to do what they want.

Why Stop?

story | Adam Lau, Guest Contributor photo | Justin Ong When you see a STOP sign, do you stop? Why did you stop? Who made you stop? Did you want to stop? A STOP sign is an instruction by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) for motorists to stop when there is no safe path ahead. […]

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Students attend a screening of 1987: Untracing the Conspiracy, by director Jason Soo

1987: The Missing Narrative

story | Neo Huiyuan, Arts Editor photo |  Lynn Voight What happens when the very institutions you trust for protection turn against you? What happens when the social contract is broken? These are questions that people detained without trial are uniquely qualified to answer. On May 21, 1987, 16 Singaporeans were detained without trial under […]

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Negotiating the Environmental Abject in “This Topia”

story | Kwok Yingchen, Guest Contributor photo | John Reid This year’s Yale-NUS Halloween haunted house, “This Topia”,  was an environmentally-themed collaboration between Yale-NUS Artivists, Artslab, and the Student Government. Its unorthodox approach began with an usher quizzing visitors on switching off unused lights the moment they had entered. Huh? One might argue that no […]

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Interchange: A Sneak Peak into Southeast Asian Cinema

story | Neo Huiyuan and Terence Wang, Arts Editors photo | Danny Lim © Apparat 2016 Engaging 12,000 audiences with over 100 films annually, the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) is Southeast Asia’s longest-running international film platform, featuring film screening, masterclasses, talks, panel discussions and in-conversation sessions led by guest directors, actors and industry experts. […]

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The Relevance of Hamlet

Story by Neo Hui Yuan, Staff Writer | Photo credit to YNC Photography In preparation for more than a year, selling out tickets in numbers larger than the student body, boasting cast members across all three cohorts, Hamlet did not disappoint. Directed by Roshan Singh ’18 and Ritika Biswas ’18, the production brings a classic Shakespearean tragicomedy in all its […]

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Depart: Art’s Editor Picks

Story by Tan Jia Hui Arts Editor | Photo credit to Tan Jia Hui Break away from your mundane daily routine and depart from the Yale-NUS College bubble to explore a culmination of all that is new, refreshing, and scintillating in Singapore’s flourishing art scene. The Octant Arts Editor has put together a list of four upcoming art […]

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Art around Campus

Story by Nicholas Lua, Feature Editor | Photos by Serena Quay Wander around Yale-NUS College enough and you are sure to have noticed the artworks displayed around campus. Why are they here? Who contributed them? Where are they located? The artworks, a collection of Southeast Asian pieces and American pieces, were granted to the college by individuals associated […]

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