You Cannot Do It (All)

story | Cheryl Cosslett and Simonas Bartulis, Guest Contributors illustration |  Justin Ong, Editor-in-Chief   For the biggest, most competitive and prestigious debating tournament in Asia in early October, two of four Yale-NUS teams did not show up. It was not a problem of finances, lack of preparation, or emergency. Rather, the teams consisting of […]

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Two text books from Yale-NUS'S Ancient Greek Course.

School Suspends Online Shift for Ancient Greek Following Complaints

story | Jasmine Gan, Contributing Reporter photo | Odelia Teo Yale-NUS College has suspended plans to move Ancient Greek language modules from face-to-face to online instruction, following student and faculty dissatisfaction. Students penned an open letter to Yale-NUS College administration to petition against moving Ancient Greek language modules from face-to-face instruction to online instruction. The […]

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At the time of publishing, there has been no updates on when official information regarding the Global Antiquity Minor will be published.

Global Antiquity and Chinese Studies Approved as Yale-NUS’s First Interdisciplinary Minors

story | Justin Ong, Managing Editor photo | Penguin Classics Starting in August, Yale-NUS College students can better indulge their interests in the old world. Global Antiquity was approved alongside Chinese Studies by the Curriculum committee on Feb. 27, where they will be the College’s first two interdisciplinary Minors. Courses under existing majors such as Literature, […]

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Yale-NUS College students indicate their intended majors when joining the college. However, these majors often change.

MCS Replaces PPE as most Popular Major for Class of 2019

story | David Chappell, Editor-in-Chief photo | Yale-NUS College Admissions & Financial Aid and David Chappell The number of Yale-NUS College students declaring as science majors has increased, according to a breakdown of major declarations obtained by The Octant. Mathematical, Computational and Statistical Sciences (MCS) replaced Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) as the most subscribed […]

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Yale-NUS College offers 14 different majors.

Major Decisions

story | Neo Huiyuan, Arts Editor and Pham Le Vi, News Editor photo | Rachel Juay “I’ve just declared my major,” Svetlana Kekutiia ’19 announced to me as she entered the suite. It would be nothing unusual—the Class of 2019 has been declaring their major this past week—except that it was Monday, March 20, and […]

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Elm College Dining Hall

Common Curriculum Needs to Go

story | Terence Anthony Wang, Arts Editor photo | Rachel Juay As with most grand ideas, Yale-NUS College’s Common Curriculum started out with a noble cause. It aspired to “draw on the strength of the liberal arts tradition while addressing the needs of the current century”, providing a “range of skills and modes of inquiry”. […]

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The Elective Bazaar

story | Aditya Karkera, Opinion Editor photo | Xuerui Yang Yale-NUS College is currently engaged in its first exercise of the elective selection process as a full house, and as everyone—from a Class of 2020 that wishes ungraded semesters were longer, to a Class of 2017 that wishes undergraduate educations were longer—picks from a growing […]

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