Of Welcomes and Teas

May Tay Since the Student Activities Fair on Aug. 18, the past two weeks have seen campus life abuzz with Welcome Teas, friendly sports games and first club sessions organised by various student groups. The welcome teas ranged from cosy informal gatherings to larger scale general meetings, usually accompanied by food. One example was the […]

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Model Asean Conference

Yonatan Gazit From Aug. 22-24, the Yale-NUS International Relations and Political Association (YIRPA) hosted 154 high school students for a Model Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) conference at the college. Much like Model United Nations (MUN) conferences, the Model ASEAN conference was meant to simulate ASEAN conferences. YIRPA’s conference was one of the first […]

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Dengue Outbreak on Campus

Yonatan Gazit, May Tay Aaron Lai’18 had only recently returned from his freshman orientation trip when he began to feel feverish. “At first I thought it was just a normal fever, but … by day three or four of this I went over to the UHC [University Health Centre] and they took blood tests and […]

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To ice or not to ice?

Kavya Gopal, Regina Marie Lee Over the last two weeks, more than 20 students have done it. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has spilled over into Yale-NUS. First, students were challenged by their friends back in the United States. They then tagged their peers, inundating social media feeds with videos of people pouring ice buckets […]

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Letter to the Editors

It was heart-warming for me to see Raeden and Aaron voice out such ardent school spirit. I too am tired of having to explain again and again that Yale-NUS isn’t an NUS faculty, and I too want to see Yale-NUS stand in equal with other universities in Singapore. I, however, did not have the privilege […]

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Spirit of the Independent Course

Graham Link || Guest Columnist 2MC (Modular Credits) Independent Courses are arguably one of this college’s most compelling benefits. The opportunity to propose, build and shape your own course is simply unique in higher education. These courses erase our major labels and grade anxieties, allowing us to pursue knowledge with no other purpose beyond itself. […]

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