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Xie Yihui

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Yihui (Class of 23) is the editor-in-chief at The Octant. She enjoys losing herself in nature, a movie, a book or a conversation.

The Stupid Questions Series: Maurice & Carissa

The Stupid Questions Series is back by popular demand! This time, we talk to two of Yale-NUS’s faculty members, Maurice Cheung and Carissa Foo, about secret societies, chicken nuggets (not Jimmy though), and dating apps.

No More Trips to South Africa and Europe: Yale-NUS President Explains Future Plans for Week 7

For the first time, the Yale-NUS Learning Across Boundaries program has been held exclusively in Singapore. What's happened to the trips to Vienna and London that other batches experienced? Yihui speaks to President Tan Tai Yong.

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”.

College of Humanities and Science: Is NUS making another Yale-NUS?

On Dec. 8, 2020, the National University of Singapore (NUS) launched the College of Humanities and Science (CHS), a collaboration between Faculty of Arts...

What is too much? Romantic Chase Culture at Yale-NUS and its Problematic Manifestations.

How do you reject an aggressive romantic proposal if you see them every day down the hall? Avani and Yihui take us through the culture of romantic chase on campus and its problematic manifestation.

Why Student Government Should Not Be Paid a Stipend by the Administration

After last week's news about the Student Government receiving a stipend broke, Yihui considers whether this should be acceptable to the Yale-NUS community

Class of 2024 Admission Data: The Released, the Inaccessible, and the Uncollected

Yale-NUS College’s Class of 2024 arrived on campus and embarked on their university life as planned despite the global chaos and uncertainties. Yihui speaks to the Admissions Team to find out more about the Class of 2024.

Away, But Not Apart

story | Xie Yihui, Staff Writer photos | #FightforWuhan Chinese Student Association in North America   On the first day of the Lunar New Year, 5.86 million...

Making Change with the Social Impact Fellowship

Dance workshops in Lebanese refugee camps and design thinking in Singaporean rental flats: CIPE’s Social Impact Fellowship allows Yale-NUS students to make change all around the world. Yihui gives us an introduction to some of them.

Admissions Priority Not Given To Yale-NUS Siblings

With at least 14 pairs and two trios of siblings in the College, some have wondered if siblings of Yale-NUS students are more likely to be admitted here. Yihui reports.

Designing the Waste out of the Dining Hall: Yale-NUS’ Answer to Food Wastage

“We are not here to be served, but to learn how to develop our thinking and contribute to society and the environment. Walking a few more minutes to another dining hall is the least that we can do.” Yihui makes a case for why we should all take steps to reduce food wastage.

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