Letter to the Editors

We thank The Octant for the pertinent article “Insufficient LGBTQ Discourse in Universities“, published on September 8, 2016. This fact is one that cannot be more obvious to those at the forefront of LGBTQ+ student activism. We agree with Seah that there is much more that can be done to “spur real change”. However, it […]

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Editor’s Note

Dear readers, It is with great sadness that I will be stepping down as Chief Editor of The Octant at the end of this semester. The baton will be passed on to my dear friend and partner-in-crime, Spandana Bhattacharya, with two lovely righthand women as Managing Editors— Enzkhul Badral and Regina Marie Lee. This marks […]

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Letter to the Editor

letter Adam Goh ’18 I refer to Soh Wee Yang’s opinion article, “A Hollow Core.” While his concerns are valid, our college does have a core value system, albeit one that is not widely discussed or mentioned. The Disciplinary Policies and Procedures set forth by the Dean of Students’ Office explicitly mentions what being a part […]

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An all-seeing eye

Editor’s Note

Dear readers, After three-quarters of a semester and many sleepless nights, the Editorial Team has reached a unanimous decision. We hold the truth as sacred and uncompromisable, under all circumstances. It is hence with no small amount of pride that we reveal the all-seeing nature of our organization. We have hidden cameras in all common lounges, […]

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Letter to the Editors

letter Jessica Teng Sijie ’18 In response to last week’s opinion article: While the argument that Residential College names should be relatable is valid, I am not convinced that the proposal of “naming our RCs after members of our community” is much better. Even if having a RC named Tee Zhuo or Brian McAdoo were relatable […]

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Letter to the Editors

Maybe Safe, But Not Necessarily Trite letter Ling Xi Min ’17 I refer to Daniel Silverman’s article “We’re Safe and Alright All Trite.” While I appreciate Daniel’s article on an issue of no small interest, I would suggest however, that the lack of high profile movements away from what one might consider ‘typical’ institutional structures is […]

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Editors’ Note

As a start-up publication, The Octant has always made it a point to look to other established publications and learn from their experiences. Yale Daily News—The Oldest College Daily Established 1878—was an obvious choice and one of the first publications we approached when starting out. As of today, with more than a year’s experience under […]

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Editors’ Note

At The Octant’s first General Meeting of the semester, I posed this question to the team: WHY do we do what we do? My answer came in the form of Cherian George’s words in Freedom of the Press. He wrote, “Journalism matters because it helps people learn about their surroundings and form opinions, and this is important because a society where people collectively determine their […]

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Editors’ Note

Dear Readers, As we write this note, November is drawing to an end. What a semester it has been! In three months, we have doubled in size, participated in an exchange with NYU Shanghai and ratified our first student government constitution, just to name a few events. As a community, we have also engaged in […]

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Notes for Panopt Forum on 7/11

Dear all, Having received permission from all participants in the forum, here are the full notes from the forum the Panopt team held last Friday night, 7 November. We have attached names to arguments only when participants have specially requested so, and all participants have had a chance to look through the notes and make […]

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Editors’ Note

Logo by Parag Bhatnagar Cartoon by Han Chong “The Panopticon is a machine for dissociating the see/ being seen dyad: in the peripheric ring, one is totally seen, without ever seeing; in the central tower, one sees everything without ever being seen.” — Michel Foucault For a year now, our name—‘Panopt’ has been the source […]

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Editors’ Note

This issue of PANOPT marks the end of Volume I. The past four weeks have been overwhelming, challenging and beyond amazing. We have reported on dengue outbreak and the IFG, raised questions about our school identity, gender issues and the 2MC courses, and featured the party scene and the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on campus. […]

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Letter to the Editors

letter Aaron Kurzak ’17 The PANOPT editors have done an excellent public service in publishing Mr. Richardson’s article. The controversies arising from its frank statements highlight the fact that the author has succeeded as a journalist of a true STUDENT publication by feeling the pulse of our community and diagnosing an issue that lies at its […]

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Editors’ Note

A week after the first issue, all newspapers have disappeared from their boxes, several emails have popped into our inbox and many conversations have erupted in the dining hall. We look back and think: this is the kind of critical discourse our community needs, and which PANOPT is committed to. We realize certain individuals in […]

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Editors’ Note

In the wee hours of 8 October 2013, Panopt was born. There was little kicking and screaming, and sounds of ‘ooh-ing’ and ‘ahh-ing’ soon accompanied the blue and orange papers on elevators, notice-boards, and common lounges. It was a smooth delivery. Panopt started out as an academic newsletter under the Vice-Rector’s Office. We no longer exist in […]

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