Detailing the Distinct Architecture of Yale-NUS

story David Chia, Arts Editor In July 2010, Yale-NUS College’s parent institutions—Yale University and the National University of Singapore (NUS)—posed a challenge to Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects and Forum Architects: “to design a residential liberal arts college contextualized in Asia in the 21st century.” Five years later, Yale-NUS students now live in their solution. According to […]

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Sean’s Stories

story Neo Hui Yuan and Yip Jie Ying, Contributing Reporters Opened on 27 January 1977, Yangtze Cinema screened mainly Chinese kungfu movies in the early days before screening erotic films in 1995. The island served as a quarantine station, housed Prisoners of War, housed political leaders and was finally used as a rehabilitation centre. These buildings, […]

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The Price of Artistry

story Dave Lim, Contributing Reporter In the chase for artistry, how do we decide what constitutes as merit? For The Improv Comedy Conglomerate, spontaneity is an art form and their challenge is in deciding the best way to measure it. Desiring to create a close-knit team, The Improv Comedy Conglomerate measured up participants through a […]

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Depart

story David Chia and Tan Jia Hui, Arts Editors The Octant Arts Editors have put together a list of five upcoming art events to attend this month. And, trust us—it wasn’t easy. From a festival, to exhibitions, to galleries, to screenings screaming ‘hipster!’, and even a convention for comic aficionados, we promise that you will have […]

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Relying on the Rector’s copay

story Abdul Hamid Interested in attending a show? Email the Rector’s Office and, with enough student interest, they might get tickets. You get to see the show, and pay a subsidized amount for it! Colloquially known as the Rector’s Office copay, this informal arrangement has become the go-to for students who want to attend ticketed events […]

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ARTS FEST '15 leaves its mark

Arts Fest ’15 leaves its mark

story Kavya Gopal As Yale-NUS College prepares to move to its new campus next semester, the memories made in its temporary home—Residential College 4 (RC4)—will not be easily forgotten. To commemorate the physical space that the College has inhabited for the last two years, a group of seven students, headed by Director Jevon Chandra ’17, […]

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Review: Machine

We All Play the Game

Review of Machine, a Fifth Wall production review Theodore Lai A couch, a table and several lamps line the makeshift stage converted from the first floor common lounge. A lone washing machine sits in the corner of the room. Old Chinese tunes play on a radio as warm, comfortable lighting illuminates the set, creating a tranquil […]

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DoS Forum

Review: DoS Forum

story Hadul Abmid A bare stage, a string of monologues, and many interactive segments with the audience—is this the new theatre of Yale-NUS College? Long established in the college, the DoSpians have been known for their performances, which attempt to articulate a vision for the community, but Thursday night’s piece, DoS Forum, deserves praise on its […]

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The Fifth Wall

Looking Back at the Fifth Wall

story Harini V With two productions, Burn This and Machine, being staged this week, the Arts section charts the growth of Fifth Wall, currently the only theater company at Yale-NUS College. Discussions on starting the club were mooted in July 2013, during the Class of 2017’s stay in New Haven. “Most of us had diverse theater […]

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Arts Recommendations

March 2015 Recommendations

ONLINE ONLY THIS MONTH WE RECOMMEND: NUS ARTS FESTIVAL is back this month for its 10th run. This year’s theme – “Spirit of the Times” – celebrates the pioneers who helped build Singapore. With 31 programs to choose from, we at Arts are here to make that decision a little easier. Words and Music: A […]

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The Art of Ekphrasis

The Art of Ekphrasis

story Harini V The word ‘ekphrasis’ can be traced back to its Greek roots ‘ek’ and ‘phrasis’, which mean ‘out’ and ‘speak’, respectively. Ekphrasis incorporates two different mediums of art, where the artist crafts a written response to visual art. This semester, Ekphrasis: Creative Writing in Dialogue with Visual Art is also the name of […]

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Arts Programming Holds ArtsMEET

story Abdul Hamid The Arts Programming department, operating within the Office of Educational Resources & Technology (ERT), held the third edition of ArtsMEET on Thursday, Feb. 12. ArtsMEET is envisioned as a platform for arts enthusiasts at Yale-NUS College to meet and exchange information on arts-related activities on campus. However, turnout was visibly lower than before—only […]

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