Why are Singaporeans embarrassed of Singlish, especially in the presence of foreigners? Dexter explores this difficult question of a fractured identity
Alcan responds to Michael Sagna’s article about decolonizing faculty at Yale-NUS.
How do you reject an aggressive romantic proposal if you see them every day down the hall? Avani and Yihui take us through the culture of romantic chase on campus and its problematic manifestation.
Apathy and indifference have become so ubiquitous in the world that we tend to take important issues for granted, Felipe believes. What should we do about this?
Where exactly is Yale in Yale-NUS?
After last week’s news about the Student Government receiving a stipend broke, Yihui considers whether this should be acceptable to the Yale-NUS community
Living in a predominantly capitalist world often makes it difficult for us to imagine any other possible reality. Shaun and Zachary discuss breaking the ultimate social norm.
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”
Understanding diversity statistics is the first step to understanding inclusivity on campus.
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.
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.
Can you fight a force of nature?
There is a thin line between Nihilism and Enlightenment. Jan talks about his experiences navigating this boundary.
Perhaps it is okay to simply acknowledge that I had a good time here, made good memories, learnt important lessons about myself, and developed some nice skills, without having to fit that into a clean narrative arc.
“A thought that has often crossed my mind since coming to Yale-NUS is: even though taking everything so seriously right now is clearly making me anxious and possibly even depressed, it will all pay off in the long run, right?”
Harrison contemplates how our privilege makes us unwilling participants in the cycle of inequality.
A message to the Yale-NUS Community on behalf of the faculty regarding the ongoing protests against police brutality.
Ting Qi muses on the nature of change in our final article for our Kingfishers Connect Issue. “By letting go of my stuffed toys, maybe I’ll finally have space to develop new skills by replacing them with a drum set, or perhaps another bookshelf.”
When I fell in love with Yale-NUS after my interview, I realized I had a tough decision to make. Maleeka, another prospective student, takes us through her thoughts and worries.
What do you think when you hear the word home? One our of Prospective students shares there experience of home.
“While I’m not sure that everyone faces these same third culture kid problems as I do, it sure would be ironically wholesome to belong in a community where everyone’s split between communities.”