The Price of Artistry

story Dave Lim, Contributing Reporter In the chase for artistry, how do we decide what constitutes as merit? For The Improv Comedy Conglomerate, spontaneity is an art form and their challenge is in deciding the best way to measure it. Desiring to create a close-knit team, The Improv Comedy Conglomerate measured up participants through a […]

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Suit and Tie: This one will outrank the usual glitz of Opening Dinners and even the YIRPA photo shoots. In case you forgot, the Yale-NUS Campus Inauguration will be happening next Monday, Oct. 12. The College will play host to some really important people *cough* Prime Minister of Singapore *cough*. Click here for a list […]

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Faculty Review in Full Swing

story Annie Wang, Contributing Reporter, and Scott Currie, Staff Writer Within three years of opening its doors to the Class of 2017, Yale-NUS College has completed the third-year review for most of the inaugural faculty members. The criteria not only place equal emphasis on teaching and research, but also take into consideration the faculty member’s […]

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Only One Yale-NUS

story Matthew Ware, Guest Columnist In his interview with The Octant (“Yale-NUS to Open a Fourth Residential College in Four Years”), Governing Board member Roland Betts suggested that “there aren’t really good liberal arts models in Asia”, and that “if we find, say 10-15 years from now, there are seven or eight new universities in […]

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Same Same but Different

story Nicole Lim, Contributing Reporter With three classes of students, at least three sibling pairs now live among us in the Yale-NUS College community. We speak to Peter Ooi ’18, Rachel Ooi ’19, Walter Yeo ’17 and Annette Yeo ’19 about their relationship at school. Excerpts from the interviews follow. Peter and Rachel Ooi Do […]

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Wine and Dine: Students may have noticed our dining hall food became substantially better over the weekend. No, this wasn’t due to an increase in funding but due to families descending upon Yale-NUS for the third Annual Family Weekend. Speaking of funding, we loved the very conspicuously placed donation form. Perhaps if enough families donated, […]

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Politically Engaged: With the elections looming around the corner, you may want to find out which of the ten political parties you agree with most. To that end, five Yale-NUS juniors have created Electionaire, an online tool that measures the degree of agreement between users’ opinions and the policy stances of the parties. At press […]

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The Butteries are Opening

story Justin Ong, Contributing Reporter The wait is finally over. This Friday, the Saga and Elm butteries will open, while Cendana’s will open on Sunday. In the lead-up, the butteries have been hiring and training staff, buying equipment, and firming up the menu and finances, said Elm Buttery Associate Manager Jay Lusk ’18. New equipment and […]

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Why Integrated Science 1 was Canceled

story Vasudha Kataruka, Contributing Reporter Integrated Science 1 (IS1) was cancelled on Aug. 22 after a faculty vote. The course has faced negative feedback as it struggled to deliver on its promises to integrate the various sciences, affecting students and professors alike. Its demanding curriculum led to long class hours and a fast-paced course, creating pressure […]

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