Halcyon stares out into the distance, contemplating if Yale-NUS's best days are ahead.

Halcyon Days Ahead

story | Pericles Lewis, Guest Contributor I am writing out of concern about a couple of recent pieces in the Octant in which students expressed frustration with the way the College is run. The College staff, faculty, and I all accept the role of students in expressing their views on matters of concern to the […]

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Yale-NUS Halcyon mascot crashes into a wall of bureaucracy.

Yale-NUS’s Halcyon Days Are Over

story | Tee Zhuo and Feroz Khan, guest contributors Today we write as concerned students troubled by a recent string of administrative decisions which point to a disturbing trend of disregard for student input in Yale-NUS College’s approach to student concerns and community issues. We stand at a crucial moment in our College’s history, where […]

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Yale-NUS Unveils Official Mascot

story | Dave Chappell, Editor-in-Chief photo | Public Affairs Yale-NUS College unveiled the official Yale-NUS mascot, Halcyon, on Thursday, Feb. 2. Pericles Lewis, President of Yale-NUS College, revealed the final design for the Kingfisher mascot in an email to the student body. Work on the mascot began in September 2015. The Kingfisher mascot was then […]

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A tongue-in-cheek view of events around school A heartfelt goodbye: The Octant bids farewell to its long serving member and current editor-in-chief Spandana Bhattacharya. We wish her well in her future endeavours (*fingers crossed for those job offers*) and will miss her bubbly energy in meetings. We hope she continues to be involved with the […]

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A tongue-in-cheek look at events around school April Fools!: For those of you who thought we actually changed our name to The Sextant, it was a joke! In keeping with our yearly tradition, on April 1, we published an April Fool’s issue filled with satirical articles. We hope you enjoyed reading them as much as […]

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The Mascot: We Need It Now!

Story by Gus Jontin, Guest Columnist We need a mascot, and we need it now. It doesn’t matter what people think. A college like ours, that established itself in the world with such flourish, certainly needs an animal, a creature, or an entity at least, to give the world an idea of who we are, […]

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A tongue in cheek look at life on campus Good Friday?: The Octant hopes your good Friday wasn’t turned bad by all of your assignments and that everyone at Yale-NUS College was able to enjoy their three-day weekend. The Octant took this time to work on a special surprise for April 1… more to come. […]

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A tongue-in-cheek-view of events around school Save the Date: The Octant has exclusively learned that May 29, 2017 is the day when the Class of 2017 finally leaves the nest. The date may change depending on the availability of the guests of honor by a day or two, but now might be a good time […]

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Welcome back to Hell… week: We hope you all came back from the mid-term break refreshed… we certainly did (check out our website theoctant.org to see our brand new makeover). Now it’s back to the grind, with internship applications and assignments due. Good luck!   Lord of the Flies: Is your suite bathroom quickly turning […]

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