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 from three UTown colleges; Yale-NUS College’s The G spot, Cinnamon College’s Gender Collective and Tembusu College’s tFreedom have organized a series of events related to gender and sexuality. Although […]

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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 Students Facebook group calling for her peers to be “mindful of each other’s sensitivities when expressing ourselves in the public space”. This was in response to another student putting […]

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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 be more obvious to those at the forefront of LGBTQ+ student activism. We agree with Seah that there is much more that can be done to “spur real change”. However, it […]

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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 problem that many men’s issues are still not talked about enough. Many men continue to quietly suffer from mental illness, and young men represent one of the highest demographic among […]

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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 reaction of the media and members of the student-body to recent comments made by Ambassador Chan Heng Chee. Respondents were asked to rate how satisfied they were with […]

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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 recently growing in popularity—the “illiberal liberal” argument. This line of thought goes something like this: liberals, a label lazily used to group together a broad range of actors and realities […]

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Ambassador Chan Heng Chee

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 College support Ambassador Chan Heng Chee’s continuation on the Yale-NUS Governing Board, suggests a survey conducted by The Octant. The Octant conducted a campus-wide poll, following the publication of an opinion […]

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