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Dear Yale-NUS, Do You Really Like Meat That Much?

Story | Arena/Topaz Zega (she/they) Photo | Ansh Akshintulu (he/him) Vegetarians and vegans know you have heard it, O’ Yale-NUS student, bastion of free thinking, esoteric...

2 Months on from COP26, Will Singapore Do Enough?

i'dECO argues that Singapore's COP26 commitments could have been much stronger, and suggests actions for transformative change.

“NUS College” is NUS’s Top Choice for New College

The new 'top choice' for the official name of the New College has been met with derision and controversy.

NUS’s “First #MeToo Incident” Was in 2019; New College to be Less Autonomous: Tan Eng Chye

Tan described the need for the New College policies to fit into the wider NUS ecosystem, which may affect several Yale-NUS policies, including those on sexual misconduct.

NUS President: University-Wide Restructuring to Include School of Computing; Yale Offered to Help Yale-NUS With Fundraising

Tan also described plans for the transition to the New College and fielded questions on accountability and transparency during a combative live Q&A session.

Living With Heartbreak

In this personal essay, Anna Evtushenko ’17 discusses the differences and similarities in our experiences of loss and how she doesn’t make sense of it.

An Open Letter to the Donors of Yale-NUS College

A group of students and alumni from Yale-NUS reached out to The Octant with an open letter to the college’s donors.

Few Senior Figures had a Voice in Yale-NUS and USP Merger Decision

Following the decision to merge Yale-NUS College with the University Scholars Programme, The Octant learns that many key stakeholders were not involved in the decision-making process.

A Planned Catastrophe: Yale-NUS to Close in 2025

Yesterday’s news left the Yale-NUS community with much information and many feelings to process. Here’s a timeline of how the plan unfolded since June, with a look from the inside in an exclusive interview with the College’s administrators.

No More Corporal Punishment

Corporal punishment is more common in Singaporean school than you think. In this piece, Nicole, Celine, and Luke argue that to uphold the quality of education and defend children’s rights, corporal punishment needs to be banned.

We ask DoS Questions from Yale-NUS’s Stupid Questions Hub. Here’s what they say.

They say there are no stupid questions, but this article definitely puts that saying to the test. The Octant asks Dave Stanfield and Cory Owens the silliest, ridiculous, and all around stupidest questions that YNC has to offer.

Much Ado About Nugget: Facebook Drama Emerges Over NUS Rooster

Cock-a-doodle-doo! A sound dreaded by light sleepers in Cendana but adored by others, the NUS rooster Jimmy Nugget is once again at the center of the debate. Is he here to stay, or be egg-spelt from campus? Yihui and Michael investigate both sides of the argument and bring you the college’s official stance. You get a sneak peek at the cage, too!

The Class of 2022 Declare Their Majors

The Class of 2022 Declare their Majors.

Here’s to the Ungraduated Class of 2020: On Leaves of Absence

One can take time off simply to do whatever they see fit for themselves, before proceeding with the remainder of their university stint.

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