Opinion

The Disruptive Good?

story  | Bryson Ng Pei Shen, Contributing Reporter photo | Kalla Sy, Contributing Photographer   If you were at the National Gallery on Aug. 23, 2...

The Story of YNC Ultimate Frisbee

story | Jonas Yun Do Ung, Guest Contributor photo | Kah Mun Chan   As I write this article, it is 3:30 A.M. on a Thursday morning and I am still ...

A Letter to My Constituents

story  | Aditya Karkera, Guest Contributor Illustration | Lavonna Mark, Contributing Illustrator   My dear constituents, The practice of const...

Addressing Some Pink Elephants In The Room

story | Daryl Yang, Guest Contributor photo | Rachel Juay If there is something that distinguishes Yale-NUS from any other college in the world, it must b...

Make Yale-NUS Our Home Again: Part 2

story | Tee Zhuo, Guest contributor photo | Hannah James This is the second part of a two-part series. In the first part, Tee introduced the under-addressed p...

Make Yale-NUS Our Home Again: Part 1

Story | Tee Zhuo, Guest contributor photo | Justin Ong, Editor-in-Chief   It’s Saturday! You wake up late but refreshed: it’s finally the weekend!...
FOMO stands for Fear Of Missing Out

Senior FOMO

story | Lynn Lee photo | Yale-NUS Admissions Hoa and I sat quietly as the rain fell. The soft wet darkness of the evening seemed to bring the lively sounds on...
Pericles Lewis was the Founding President of Yale-NUS college and served his term from July 2012 to July 2017

Four Years with The Octant

story | Pericles Lewis, President of Yale-NUS College photo | Public Affairs A colleague of mine studied for his freshman and sophomore years at Princeton Uni...
Yale-NUS College's mascot is a Kingfisher, Halcyon

Dear Class of 2017: You are Amazing!

story | Stanislav Presolski, Assistant Professor photo | Mercury Press I say this knowing that I am not immune to biases, yet striving to stay objective to yo...
Charles Bailyn served as the Inaugural Dean of Faculty of Yale-NUS College from 2011-16.

The End of “Inaugural”

story | Charles Bailyn, Professor and Inaugural Dean of Faculty photo | Public Affairs Well, it is upon us: the graduation ceremony of the inaugural class of ...

Why Go to College?

story | Kei Franklin '17 photo | Public Affairs Four years ago, I sat on the porch of a wooden cabin in eZulwini, Swaziland, and contemplated whether I shou...

Stay

story | Doris Sohmen Pao, Former EVP Administration photo | Public Affairs It is nearly midnight on the eve of my extended deadline for this article which has...
A tree grows from the common curriculum books at Yale-NUS.

A Plea from a Non-ES Graduating Senior…

story |  Rachel Ong, Guest Contributor photo | Dave Chappell What do you think is the greatest challenge confronting humans today? Do you feel our liberal art...
A Yale-NUS College banner, hung up during the NUS open day.

Unwelcome to our Campus

story | Yip Jia Qi, Opinion Editor photo | Yip Jia Qi Although Yale-NUS College as a student entity is diverse and by no means painted in a single brush strok...
Yale-NUS students pose with divestment campaign materials. They are asking the college to divest its endowment from fossil fuels. Image: Yale-NUS Divest Campaign

Why Yale-NUS Must Divest

story | Lucy Davis and Ng Qi Siang on behalf of Yale-NUS Divest, Guest Contributors photo | Yale-NUS Divest We write as members of Yale-NUS College concerned ...
A Kingfisher is chained to the ground by the tuition grant scheme (TGS).

Shall Kingfishers burn their books?

story | Aditya Karkera photo | Lucy Kuo Let’s level for a moment. The two of us—you and me—are, beyond the laughs and meals we share, entirely different. Whet...
Explaining liberal arts to a Singaporean can sometimes be very frustrating.

Explaining Liberal Arts to a Singaporean

story | Yip Jia Qi, Opinion Editor photo | Serena Quay Explaining liberal arts to a Singaporean can sometimes be very frustrating. But as members of the first...
Kites have no need for designated parks.

Designated Parks: Notes on Academic Freedom

story | Shawn Hoo, Guest Contributor photo | Conal Gallagher and Dave Chappell “We still fly our kites In designated parks.” (Alfian Sa’at, “Apathy,” A ...
A recent IPS survey that found that one in four non-Chinese Singaporeans have felt racially discriminated against when seeking employment or a promotion, suggesting that Chinese Privilege does exist in the job market.

Chinese Privilege Checked, Now What?

story | Daryl Yang, Guest Contributor photo | Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) and  In “Coming To Terms With Chinese Privilege”, Kan Ren Jie describes his pe...
The Yale-NUS Student Government released a list of deliverables, following the Yale-NUS Town Hall.

After The Town Hall: Now What?

story | Kan Ren Jie, Staff Writer photo | Aditya Karkera Coming from a school where students never had much of a stake in its management, I found last week’s ...
Yale-NUS is physically separated from the rest of Singapore and NUS. This could contribute to the bubble.

Revisiting the Yale-NUS Bubble

story | Terence Anthony Wang, Arts Editor photo | Rachel Juay Everyone who enrolls in Yale-NUS College quickly becomes acquainted with the infamous Yale-NUS B...
Halcyon stares out into the distance, contemplating if Yale-NUS's best days are ahead.

Halcyon Days Ahead

story | Pericles Lewis, Guest Contributor I am writing out of concern about a couple of recent pieces in the Octant in which students expressed frustration wit...
Yale-NUS Halcyon mascot crashes into a wall of bureaucracy.

Yale-NUS’s Halcyon Days Are Over

story | Tee Zhuo and Feroz Khan, guest contributors Today we write as concerned students troubled by a recent string of administrative decisions which point to...