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Protected: Dining Contract Vendor Showcase

We went to the Dining Hall Vendor Presentations at 9 am so you didn’t have to.

Dissent and Sensibility: Yale-NUS and anti establishmentarianism

Story by | Soon Minh, Contributing Writer  In a year where almost nothing has gone according to plan and progress seems to be undoing itself,...

Embarrassing Singlish — An Ugly Mixture of Classism, Orientalism, and Self-Hatred

Why are Singaporeans embarrassed of Singlish, especially in the presence of foreigners? Dexter explores this difficult question of a fractured identity

Op-Ed: How (Not) to Decolonize Faculty at Yale-NUS College

Alcan responds to Michael Sagna's article about decolonizing faculty at Yale-NUS.

What is too much? Romantic Chase Culture at Yale-NUS and its Problematic Manifestations.

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.

Breaking Norms in Comparative Social Inquiry: A Reflection

We've all done it - the CSI 'break a norm' exercise - whether we found it amusing, terrifying, or liberating. Lara reflects on the deeper meaning behind the exercise.

The Firehose and Empty Caring

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?

On Yale and Yale-NUS: Why Yale Won’t Save Us

Where exactly is Yale in Yale-NUS?

Why Student Government Should Not Be Paid a Stipend by the Administration

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

Breaking Out of Capitalist Realism: Minority Political Perspectives in Yale-NUS

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.

The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side: Missing Yale-NUS While on Exchange

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” liberal...

Why We Must Do Better on Diversity Statistics

Understanding diversity statistics is the first step to understanding inclusivity on campus.

We’ve got a minute

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.

Unpacking My Closet

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. 

Made Up Sh*t: The Fiction and Fact of COVID-19

Can you fight a force of nature?

Nihilism or Enlightenment? My Journey to Understanding the Point of Critical Thinking

There is a thin line between Nihilism and Enlightenment. Jan talks about his experiences navigating this boundary.

The Incomplete Yale-NUS Story

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.

The Meritocracy Trap: Required Reading for Anxious Elites

"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.

An open letter to the Yale-NUS community

A message to the Yale-NUS Community on behalf of the faculty regarding the ongoing protests against police brutality.

CHANGE: Chances to Have A New Great Experience

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."

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