The Octant is a Yale-NUS student-run publication that is released every Friday of the academic year. We believe in transparency and accountability, and we champion these through honest and insightful reporting.

Our mission: The Octant strives to be an autonomous student-run publication at Yale-NUS College dedicated to free speech and critical discourse.

Why ‘The Octant’?

Firstly, an octant is a navigation instrument that was integral in opening up the seas to explorers and creating a more interconnected world. As we expand and discuss different issues, we hope to bring different parts of the world in conversation with each other.

Secondly, the octant is the first instrument widely accepted for its ability to measure an angle without being affected by external movement. This symbolizes our commitment to uphold press freedom and our mission statement—to be an autonomous student-run publication dedicated to critical discourse and free speech.

We remind readers that we are human—and moreover, students—and hope for your understanding in cases where our website does not 100% reflect the ongoing changes within the publication. If you spot any inconsistencies, do not hesitate to let us know.

Credits to Gabriel Lee Jun Rong from Nanyang Polytechnic for helping us implement our push notification system.

DISCLAIMER: The views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of The Octant. Feel free to post your thoughts, comments, and ideas on this platform or email us at yncoctant@gmail.com