The Octant

Reflecting Critically on Yale-NUS Theatre

story | Loh Jia Tyan, Guest Contributor Theater performances at Yale-NUS College are deliberately made accessible—tickets are priced very affordably between tw...

Shining the Light Beyond Diwali

story | Terence Choo, Contributing Reporter photo | Lavonna Mark, Staff Photographer   Diwali is an important event for many Yale-NUS students. It is ce...

Faculty Turnover: A Cause for Concern?

story | Rachel Hau, Contributing Reporter photo | Rachel Hau Assistant Professor of Science (Chemistry) Stanislav Presolski returned to our interview with a p...

A Tale of Two Colleges

story | Megan Chua, Guest Contributor photo | University College Freiburg Website On the day I arrived in Freiburg and saw that the main office was just one co...

Women in Business, and More

story | Beatrice Chew, Contributing Reporter photo | Saksham Mehrotra, Contributing Photographer   “Stay flexible, stay humble, and keep learning.” This...

End-of-Term Official Letter

Letter | Saza Faradilla, Avery Simmons Story | Peh Yi Lin photo | Saza Faradilla   Dear students, It’s been our pleasure to serve in the Student Gover...

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, 20...

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 recove...

A Letter to My Constituents

story  | Aditya Karkera, Guest Contributor Illustration | Lavonna Mark, Contributing Illustrator   My dear constituents, The practice of constitu...
In it's first year, Yale-NUS College felt more like a summer camp.

Memoirs of the Halcyon

story | Vasudha Kataruka photo | Anshuman Mohan, Bozy Lu, Yale-NUS Admissions From RC4 to the New Campus Growing from 150 students to a full house in the p...
Photo credit | Victoria Kalinina

Class of 2017 Memories

The following are edited memories about the Class of 2017, submitted by students of Yale-NUS College.   “Yale-NUS Confessions broke the perfection bu...
A collage of The Octant front covers from the past year.

The Last Four Years, by the Headlines

From the Editors - October 4, 2013 What are we Playing For? - August 19, 2014 Dengue Outbreak on Campus - September 2, 2014 Yale-NUS Upholds Free Speec...
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...
We are not all brothers and sisters, you know, but here, right next to each other, we grow

Untitled

story | Anna Evtushenko photo | Public Affairs It's I, and it's you, and it's he, and it's she. Between us we ponder the math of Cauchy, the fate of Augustu...
Thanks to the Class of 2017 for providing much of the inspiration behind this poem. Wherever you continue in life, know that this part of it is appreciated. All in all, it has been an immense honor to be part of your journey and have you be part of mine.

Post-Groundbreaking

poem | Al Lim photo | Public Affairs   Ngee Ann Kongsi, 2nd row, and I watched how the ground was broken. Facebook, many rows, and I watched how...
Yale-NUS College held its inaugural graduation ceremony for the class of 2017, on May 29, 2017.

Yale-NUS’s Inaugural Class Graduates

story | David Chappell photo | Yale-NUS Public Affairs Yale-NUS College held its inaugural graduation ceremony for the class of 2017, on May 29, 2017. The...
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...
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Editor’s Note

Dear Readers, It is with great pride that I introduce our final weekly issue of the semester. However, it is a bitter-sweet moment for me, as this will be my...
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 ...

Clockwork 7/04/17

Stranger in the Shower: On March 31, a stranger was found showering in an unoccupied Saga suite which was, at the time, being used for an Arts and Humanities...