Only the Fittest Survive: Manas Punhani ’17, Bryant Chan ’17, Sean Saito ’17, Timothy Chua ’17 and Benjamin Leong ’17

story | Justin Ong, Managing Editor images | Justin Ong and Manas Punhani This week, The Octant speaks to a lively crew of five who were corridor mates in Residential College 4 (RC4) turned suitemates in the current campus. Meet Manas Punhani ’17, Bryant Chan ’17, Sean Saito ’17, Timothy Chua ’17 and Benjamin Leong […]

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Alcohol, Stilettos and Jigsaw Puzzles

Story by Nicholas Lua, Features Editor | Photo credit to Eun Jung Min Upon entering, I notice the stylized city skyline, done in artistic green tape on the white suite walls. The tape forms Marina Bay Sands on one wall, extends around the room and across doors, even, to form what I suspect is the Eiffel Tower […]

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Saga #12-101: A Vibrant Community

Story by Nicholas Lua, Features Editor | Photo credit to Serena Quay In her spare-room-turned-art-studio, Lauren Seaman shows me her latest art project. Careful black-and-white drawings of somewhat eerie humanoids reflecting her latest interest in cartoons, fill half the canvas. The other half is raw, spontaneous energy: an abstract orange explosion that looks like cakes of lava. She created the effect […]

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Peace Loving but Combat Ready

Story by Nicholas Lua, Features Editor | Photo credit to Eun Jung Min Mid-interview, Jonas Do ’18 and Peter Ooi ’18 start squabbling. Timothy Goh ’18 throws me a half-smile—he later tells me this is standard suite dynamics. The banter between the two escalates when Do complains about Ooi’s refusal to go clubbing with him. Ooi counters with the anecdote […]

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