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Students Weigh in as Discussions on Section 377A reignite in Singapore

Should 377A be repealed or should it remain? A month after India’s landmark ruling to decriminalise sex between consenting males, The Octant asks students if Singapore can, or should, follow suit.

Crazy Unequal Nations: A tale of two outliers and the responsibilities of their progeny

story | Meghna Basu, Guest Writer photo | Meghna Basu   On a windy evening in January 2016, a group of unlike-minded individuals gathered atop Prospect Hill,...

(aside)’s Private Parts, and its explicit portrayal of sexual identity

story | Justin Ong, Managing Editor photo | Rachel Juay I watched Private Parts, a play by (aside), with no expectations and little knowledge of transgender...

Sexuality and Gender Month: Destigmatizing Sexuality

story | Pertina Seah, contributing reporter photo | Paul Jerusalem As part of the Sexuality and Gender (SG) Month, LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning) interest groups...

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...

Letter to the Editors

We thank The Octant for the pertinent article “Insufficient LGBTQ Discourse in Universities", published on September 8, 2016. This fact is one that cannot...

Insufficient LGBTQ Discourse in Universities

story | Pertina Seah, Contributing Reporter image | G Spot and the Gender Collective “A friend of mine was once asked whether he was gay. He...

It’s the Patriarchy’s Fault

Column by Daryl Yang Guest Columnist | Photo credit to Flickr User gaelx In “Gender Equality Isn’t Just A Female Problem”, Justin Ong rightly noted that it is a troubling...

Student and media response to Ambassador’s comments deemed unsatisfactory

Story by Dave Chappell, Managing Editor, and Spandana Bhattacharya, Editor-in-Chief | Picture credit to Dave Chappell   Respondents to a recent campus-wide survey expressed disatisfaction with...

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...

Students Reject Call for Ambassador Chan Heng Chee’s resignation: Survey

Story by David Chappell, Managing Editor, and Spandana Bhattacharya, Editor-in-Chief | Picture credit to David Chappell By an overwhelming margin, the student body of Yale-NUS...

On the Yale-NUS Governing Board, Tolerance is Not Enough

Story by Nicholas Carverhill, Guest Columnist On Jan. 27, 2016, Yale-NUS Governing Board Member Ambassador Chan Heng Chee spoke at the Universal Periodic Review of...

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