Clockwork 7/04/17

Stranger in the Shower: On March 31, a stranger was found showering in an unoccupied Saga suite which was, at the time, being used for an Arts and Humanities Capstone exhibition, The Anatomy of a Home. Yale-NUS and UTown Security were called. He was confirmed to be an NUS student. Security said that he might […]

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Clockwork 01/04/2017

The not-so-suite life: A recent survey conducted finds that 75% of friends that suite together do not remain friends by the end of the academic year. Reasons for fallouts include too much hedonism and overly-raucous surprise birthday celebrations. Coup d’etat: The Judiciary staged a coup against the Yale-NUS Student Council on Wednesday March 29, during […]

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Clockwork 31/03/17

Sorting it Out: On Thursday March 30, Yale-NUS screened Sorting it Out, a student-produced documentary about recycling in Singapore. The documentary was followed by a panel discussion between representatives from Zero Waste SG, Forum for the Future, H&M Southeast Asia and the Yale-NUS faculty. Course List Released: On Monday, March 27, Yale-NUS released the course […]

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Clockwork 24/03/17

Balik Kampung: Malay for ‘coming home’, it is an event organized by RC^3, which will be held at Saga Courtyard on March 29. Immerse yourselves in a night of old school Singaporean culture, traditional performances, and Singaporean Fare! Is it Art?: Dubbed the Common Curriculum series, eight bed sheets spray painted with provocative messages were […]

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Clockwork 17/03/17

Migrant Worker Awareness Week (MWAW): Organised by students from NUS Faculty of Law and Yale-NUS College, MWAW will be held from March 11-19. The event aims to raise awareness about the different issues faced by migrant workers through various activities held at various locations, from NUS to museums to workers dormitories. Private Parts: This semester, […]

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A Major Decision: The Class of 2019 will be declaring their majors in the upcoming week. We wish them all the best as they chart out future career paths and weigh them alongside their passions. Breakfast at Elm buttery: Nobody plans to wake up early on a Saturday. But in case you do, fear not. […]

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Clockwork Feb. 17, 2017

Love is in the Air: Happy Valentines to all. Feb. 14 is the perfect day to revisit the common curriculum classics, Yusuf and Zulaikha and The Plum and The Golden Vase. In honor of the occasion, RC^3 organised blind dates and Tandem sold special Valentine’s day merchandise. The Gift of Giving: Yale-NUS College has set […]

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Clockwork Feb. 10, 2017

What’s Happening on Campus? SCSC: On Monday, Feb. 13, Saga college will be holding its second iteration of the Saga College Senior Coloquium in the Rector’s Commons at 6pm. CIPE Days: The Schwarzman Scholars Information Session will be held next Wednesday, Feb. 15, at noon, and the Leadership Fundamentals Workshop will be held at 4 […]

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Clockwork Jan. 27, 2017

Welcome Back: The Octant would like to welcome everyone back to campus after the winter break. We hope it was enjoyable for everyone. Happy CNY: 我们祝你身体健康(Wo Men Zhu Ni Shen Ti Jian Kang). Wishing you good health. Please enjoy your weekend with loved ones, eat lots of good food and enjoy the long weekend! Night […]

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What’s happening on campus? See you next sem!: This week marks the final issue of The Octant for the semester. We thank you for your readership, and will be up and running again after a much needed winter break! Commander in Chief: The College has a number of strong candidates in the running from various […]

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What’s happening on campus? Trump Prevails: In the most unexpected result in US election history, Donald Trump was announced as the 45th President of the United States, being the first to reach 270 electoral votes, attaining 279 electoral votes as opposed to Hillary Clinton’s 218. Beached Whale-NUS: RC3’s third Beach Plz, an annual event that […]

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What’s happening on campus? Taking Care of Ourselves: Tomorrow marks the end of P.S. We Care’s Wellness Week events. They ‘tackled stress’, practiced being ‘alone together’, and will screen 21 Jump Street tomorrow in the Quiet Room at 8 pm. Taiwan Trip: Nearly 100 of our athletes returned to campus late Sunday night (or was […]

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What’s happening on campus? Midnight Society: This new group, for anyone interested in the occult, paranormal stuffs, getting spooked, or in debunking it all, held their welcome tea on Wednesday, October 26, at 8:36 pm. Month of Movies: To help Yale-NUS College get into the Halloween spirit, Midnight Society will be screening scary movies at […]

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What’s happening on campus? Happy Birthday To Us: This week The Octant turned three years old! We’ll be hosting a small party on Friday, Oct. 21 and would love to see you there! World Class: Expert musicians will be sharing music from around the world in the performance hall on Wednesday, Oct. 26. The event, […]

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What’s happening on campus? Who Speaks for Yale-NUS?: The Octant will be hosting a discussion on representing Yale-NUS College on Monday, Oct. 17 at 8pm in the Elm Common Lounge. Everyone is invited and President Lewis will attend. State of the Art: Artober returns to Yale-NUS this month, organised by the Visual Arts Society (VAS). […]

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What’s happening on campus? Selamat Hari Raya Haji: The Octant wishes Selamat Hari Raya Haji to all Muslims and friends. We hope everyone enjoyed the well-deserved long weekend! Can You Hack It?: Yale-NUS College gave a strong show at this year’s <hackfestsg/> which was held at The Hangar by NUS Enterprise from Sept. 9 to 11. […]

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What’s happening on campus? Last week’s misprint: There was an issue in the printing of last week’s issue of The Octant, with the pages in an incorrect order. We extend our apologies to our readers, and will fix this in our future issues. Thanks for your understanding and continued viewership. Handover to New Government: The […]

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What’s happening on campus? Love the Gov?: After a comparatively serious elections campaign, Yale-NUS College’s third student council was elected on Friday, September 2. While the results weren’t released when The Octant went to press, the Presidential campaign is set to start on Monday, Sept. 5 with voting taking place three days later on Thursday, […]

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What’s happening on campus We Are Family: On Friday, August 5th, Yale-NUS College officially became a full-house, with the Class of 2020’s First Year Assembly. The student body now has four classes which is composed of more than 700 students from 53 different countries! A warm welcome to everyone old and new. Your Cup of […]

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A tongue-in-cheek view of events around school A heartfelt goodbye: The Octant bids farewell to its long serving member and current editor-in-chief Spandana Bhattacharya. We wish her well in her future endeavours (*fingers crossed for those job offers*) and will miss her bubbly energy in meetings. We hope she continues to be involved with the […]

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