Wednesday, June 16, 2021

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Michael Sagna

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Michael Sagna, ‘23, is a GA major in Cendana. Bursting with unsolicited opinions, he passes his time playing volleyball (badly), eating rambutan alone in his room, and perfecting his shakshuka recipe.

Cendana College Students Ask Infra to Remove the Sun

Cendana students are a picky bunch. After the petition for the removal of Jīmmy Nugget due to his loud crowing, residents of the college have gone further in their demands.

The Case of Jīmmy Nugget: NUS’s Very Own Rooster

Relocated to NUS just a few months ago, the rooster and his family now have to face the eventual fate of relocation.

The Full Story (For Now): Two Mysterious Suspected Mass Food Poisonings at Yale-NUS

The Octant looks into the suspected food poisoning and the investigations

Pritam Singh to Speak at Yale-NUS Graduation Ceremony 2021

Pritam Singh, leader of the Workers Party, will be the guest speaker at the Yale-NUS College 2021 Graduation Ceremony. President Tan Tai Yong said Mr. Singh is a “good chap”.

No More Room at the Inn: Yale-NUS’s Looming Housing Crisis

Yale-NUS was set out to be a fully residential college where students are required to stay on campus for four years, but what happens if there aren’t enough rooms to accommodate everyone? Michael interviews the senior administration to understand the reasons and solutions for the looming housing crisis.

The State of Sexual Health at Yale-NUS College

How is sexual health coverage in Yale-NUS and how does that impact our daily lives? Michael investigates.

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

Where exactly is Yale in Yale-NUS?

Why We Must Do Better on Diversity Statistics

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

Clementi Roads, Take Me Home

Michael and Avani write about what home in Singapore looks like to them.

Megxit, to a Black Brit.

Meghan Markle just left the Royal Family. Michael explains what that means as a Black Brit.

To Tinder or not to Tinder? An Alternative Narrative of the Undergrad Student

Michael recounts how the highs and lows of his first semester correlated with his addiction to a particular dating app.

A Case for the Expansion of Green Lunches

“Climate change activism and advocacy is a role we have to choose to fulfill, rather than an opinion that we hold, and it therefore follows that we have to repeatedly make active choices to commit to solving the climate crisis.” Michael tells us why we should accept more plant-based food in the dining halls.

From Arrow to Algorithm: The Aphrodite Project Could Find You True Love

Come this Sunday, participants of the Aphrodite Project might be matched with their soulmates. Michael speaks to the creators behind the campus-wide matchmaking survey to find out more.

In Tanjong Pagar for the World: Why Kilo Lounge is the Yale-NUS of Clubs

“I was hesitant to try it out when I first heard of it, due to the protests of Singaporeans describing it as overpriced and seething with expats. Nevertheless, I gave the pretentiously named ‘lounge’ a chance, and I don’t think I’ll ever look back.” Michael tells us why he clubs at Kilo.

The Latin Honours System Has To Go

With the review of the Latin Honours system approaching, Michael tells us why it’s time to pull the plug. 

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