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Dissent and Sensibility: Yale-NUS and anti establishmentarianism

Story by | Soon Minh, Contributing Writer  In a year where almost nothing has gone according to plan and progress seems to be undoing itself,...

A Liberal Education Should Interrogate Wealth and Power, Not Just Serve Them

story | Jim Sleeper, Guest Writer photo | StockSnap.io   Long before Yale trustees ever thought of co-founding a liberal arts college with NUS, some of them...

Public Spaces Taskforce Seeks Student Feedback

story | Yip Jia Qi, Editor, Jiang Haolie, Contributing Writer photo | Yip Jia Qi   Last semester, the student-run forum “Occupy: The Politics of Youth and...

The Yale-NUS Gray Space

story | Amanda Leong, Contributing Reporter   photo | Amanda Leong, Contributing Reporter   EDITOR'S NOTE, December 22, 2017:  Yale-NUS Director of Public Affairs, Ms. Fiona Soh, and...

Quartz’s Misleading Article on Yale-NUS Reflects Journalism’s Sad State of Affairs

story | Terence Anthony Wang, Arts Editor photo | Terence Anthony Wang, Dave Chappell and amCharts A few days ago, digitally-native news outlet Quartz published an...

Designated Parks: Notes on Academic Freedom

story | Shawn Hoo, Guest Contributor photo | Conal Gallagher and Dave Chappell “We still fly our kites In designated parks.” (Alfian Sa’at, “Apathy,” A History of Amnesia) In...

1987: The Missing Narrative

story | Neo Huiyuan, Arts Editor photo |  Lynn Voight What happens when the very institutions you trust for protection turn against you? What happens when...

Trigger Warning: Safe Spaces

Story | Daryl Yang Illustration | Yang Xuerui Last week, our college was involved in a passionate discussion after a student posted on the Yale-NUS College...

The “Illiberal Liberal” Narrative

Opinion by Francesca Maviglia, Guest Columnist | Illustration by Roger Ko There’s a tendency to attack left-wing individuals as the ones with authoritarian attitudes that has been...

To the Infants of Yale-NUS

story Raeden Richardson and Kaushik Swaminathan Dear Class of 2019, There are upperclassmen who will graduate from Yale-NUS College with a degree but no education. Some have...

Academic freedom integral to Yale-NUS’s future

story Yonatan Gazit A breach of academic freedom on Yale-NUS College’s campus could put its future in jeopardy. In an interview with The Octant, President of...

A Hollow Core

story Soh Wee Yang In his 1978 National Day Rally speech, then Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew warned the state of losing our “Asian roots” that...

The Slow Death Of The Academy

column Dennis Chiang "We cannot tolerate intolerance.” This aphorism best encapsulates the current attitude in academia towards controversial areas of research, which are often labeled as ‘intolerant’....

Est-ce qu’on est Charlie Hebdo?

story Kaushik Swaminathan | Tee Zhuo On Jan. 7, two masked gunmen attacked the headquarters of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in apparent response to the...

Safe Haven: Not Your Call

Guest columnist || Nicholas Carverhill Photo from the Sultan Knish blog My moral sensibilities are profoundly influenced by the recognition that I live a deeply privileged life....

Why “safe”, “inclusive”, and “community” should not be seen in the same sentence

Rakesh Prabhakaran || Guest Columnist Photo from 343 Industries In a community which is so accepting of all religions, sexual orientations, and cultures, we sometimes commit...

Yale-NUS upholds free speech on campus

Spandana Bhattacharya Photo by Christopher Khew Early morning on Oct. 10, David Chia ’17 saw an official from the NUS Office of Housing Services (OHS) remove...

Statement on creating a safe and inclusive environment that promotes civil and open discourse

We are a group of students who are concerned about the recent incident of a student who put up parody posters that trivialised the trans* identity...

Transman or Transcendental?

Kaushik Swaminathan The last week at RC4 featured a barrage of cryptic, and equally intriguing posters along the walls and elevators of the building. G...

In Defence of Free Speech

story Kaushik Swaminathan Yale-NUS is an infant born from the womb of over four hundred years of collective academic excellence in Asia and the United...

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