Of Mascots and Manticores: Why Yale-NUS Should Pick a Local Animal to Represent Itself

story Assistant Professor Philip Johns, Guest Columnist I learned that the Yale-NUS Student Government is considering such animals as chow dogs, dragons, manticores, and griffins, as candidates for the school mascot. These are fine possibilities, the stuff of legends—literally. But I feel we are missing a real opportunity. We live in one of the biodiversity […]

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Say No to #Paggro

story Justin Ong, Staff Writer On my first day of college, I distinctly remember the former Dean of Students Kyle Farley strongly discouraging the creation of any confessions pages on social media. In such pages, most of these confessions were harmless, or even humorous. However, some of them expressed outright hatred and rampant discrimination. His […]

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Detailing the Distinct Architecture of Yale-NUS

story David Chia, Arts Editor In July 2010, Yale-NUS College’s parent institutions—Yale University and the National University of Singapore (NUS)—posed a challenge to Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects and Forum Architects: “to design a residential liberal arts college contextualized in Asia in the 21st century.” Five years later, Yale-NUS students now live in their solution. According to […]

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Clockwork

A tongue in cheek view of events around school Bleeding Blue and Orange: Yale-NUS Men’s Basketball Team secured its second victory in the A-Cup competition against NYU Shanghai with a score of 67-60. While we noted that Nair didn’t actually bleed blue and orange, The Octant was still very impressed by his determination to keep […]

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Hakuna (Calm) Yo Tatas

story Lek Hao Kai, Guest Columnist It’s midterm season and you are haunted by the fact that your written answer for the recent Modern Social Theory test was absurdly short. You have three assignments due on Friday that have not received your slightest deliberation. Your (insert Student Group here) captain just messaged you to remind […]

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Tchoukball Hosts First Inter-varsity Level Tournament and Wins

story Dave Chappell and Xie Yihao, Sports Editors The Yale-NUS College Tchoukball Team enjoyed great success in the first-ever inter-varsity level sports tournament organized by Yale-NUS. One of the two teams emerged as the undefeated champion. On Saturday, Oct. 24, Yale-NUS hosted teams from two local universities and three Junior Colleges (JCs) in the Yale-NUS tchoukball […]

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Weak 7

story by Assistant Professor Stanislav Presolski, Guest Columnist Wow! This is a common exclamation one hears on our beautiful new campus. From the overall architecture and the ultra-modern facilities to the diverse student body, which brings incredible talents and unexpected sensibilities, Yale-NUS College is a place of wonder. But while we proudly show off our […]

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Students Behind Counters

story Vasudha Kataruka, Contributing Reporter reporting John Hyung-Seok Kim, Contributing Reporter On top of academic work and extracurriculars, students at Yale-NUS College work as Student Associates on campus. The type of work ranges from administrative to research. Students interviewed said these jobs allow them to practise their hobbies, connect to the College community and polish […]

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STEM Peer Tutoring Program Launched

story Lai Ying Tong, Deputy News Editor The Peer Tutoring program currently has five peer tutors: Jolanda Nava ’17, Christian Go ’17, Anshuman Mohan ’17, Abhinav Natarajan ’18, and Adam Goh ’18. (David Zhang) The Yale-NUS Centre for Teaching and Learning launched the Peer Tutoring Program in late September. The program, which is in its […]

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Sean’s Stories

story Neo Hui Yuan and Yip Jie Ying, Contributing Reporters Opened on 27 January 1977, Yangtze Cinema screened mainly Chinese kungfu movies in the early days before screening erotic films in 1995. The island served as a quarantine station, housed Prisoners of War, housed political leaders and was finally used as a rehabilitation centre. These buildings, […]

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