In “Skin Stories,” Inés seeks to break away from her photographic stagnancy and share her appreciation for tattoos.Read more
Yale-NUS saw lots of International Women’s Day events last week. Wisha asks if we are doing enough.Read more
Constitutional reforms now allow for students to join the Senate representing either affinity or interest groups, with two exchange students already forming an affinity group. Alysha reports.Read more
The Common Curriculum spans cultures and continents, but fails to include important texts from Singapore’s own indigenous culture. Faris makes a case for examining our position in the Malay world.Read more
Dear reader, If you are reading this article in print, you would be holding Volume X, Issue 10 of The Octant. It is, by all measures, a normal issue for you. For me, however, this will be the last issue where I sign off as Editor-in-Chief. It has become customary that in their last issue, the […]Read more
The latest report from the Public Space Task Force finds that previous definitions of public spaces within the college were not in accordance with Singaporean law. Alysha reports.Read more
“Well, first of all I wouldn’t call these languages dead.” Avani speaks to Nicholas and Jun Hao about studying classical Chinese, Sanskrit, Ancient Greek, and Latin — all on campus!Read more
The Student Effort Contribution, which mirrors a similar scheme introduced at Yale University, has made its way into the financial aid award structures in Yale-NUS College. Matas writes about its impact.Read more
Have you heard of the Yale-NUS Divest movement? While that campaign ended in 2017, the fight for divestment carries on in two new student campaigns. Harrison chats with Fossil Free Yale-NUS College (FFYNC) and Students Taking Action For NUS to Divest (STAND) on their work.Read more
Do you know what the Student Effort Contribution is? Students on financial aid from the Class of 2022 and onwards will see an additional clause on their student bill. Aryan reports.Read more
Every year, more than 200 students join Yale-NUS, of which around 40% or more do not come from Singapore. Bilge chats with three students on their ideas of home and being away from home.Read more
The Yale-NUS College Latin Honours system has caused a number of graduates to face pay discrimination. Dion and Shiying report on the problems they faced, as well as the Yale-NUS administration’s response.Read more
Should 377A be repealed or should it remain?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.Read more
They had to walk 20km with limited water and no phones, and only $20
to feed a group of six. No, they’re not doing National Service — they were part of Elm’s Orientation Teambuilder. Runchen, Esther, and Shiying report.
Do you feel comfortable keeping your doors unlocked? Leaving stuff
around? What do you do when stuff goes missing? Amanda talks to students who have experienced theft at Yale-NUS College.
With the debut of the 5th Yale-NUS Student Government, students may notice the stark absence of FINCOM and the Perch fund. Alysha reports on the changes made.Read more
Trigger Warning: This article contains references and depictions of sexual violence, which some readers may find triggering. Please read with discretion.
Dealing with sexual violence is already extremely difficult, but never is it more so than when it involves friends and peers. Sya writes about her hopes about how the community can do better.
The major declaration statistics for the class of 2020 are out. The two top choices are PPE and MCS respectively, both of which are more popular than ever. Meanwhile, diversity in major declaration dropped. Dion reports.Read more
story | Eduardo Lage-Otero, Former Vice-Rector photo | Eduardo Lage-Otero, Former Vice-Rector Around four years ago, Yale-NUS College was something of a blank slate. Although a lot of planning and thought had gone into developing our innovative curriculum and the basic structure of the fledgling institution, student organizations were still in their budding state and […]Read more
story | Justin Ong ’19 photo | Enkhzul Badral ’17 When I first matriculated back in 2015, my initial instinct was not to explore new experiences and passions. It was to gravitate back to old ones and develop them further. That is why I joined The Octant, and only The Octant. I attended weekly meetings […]Read more