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Cendana College Students Ask Infra to Remove the Sun

Cendana students are a picky bunch. After the petition for the removal of Jīmmy Nugget due to his loud crowing, residents of the college have gone further in their demands.

Introducing David Post, the New Dean of Faculty

The Octant interviews David Post, the new Dean of Faculty starting from July this year. Joanne Roberts (EVP of Academic Affairs) and Pericles Lewis (former president of Yale-NUS) speak about their impressions of the incoming college leader.

Diversity Apathy: Do Yale-NUS students really care about diversity?

Within Yale-NUS, events engaging with a whole range of social issues never end, but the turn-outs for these events are usually not high. Does this mean that we don’t care? In this piece, Daniel talks to several students about their perceptions of diversity apathy.

The Case of Jīmmy Nugget: NUS’s Very Own Rooster

Relocated to NUS just a few months ago, the rooster and his family now have to face the eventual fate of relocation.

Aunt Agony: Issue 3

Your auntie is back by popular demand. This time, let’s talk about “skinship”, persistent exes, and dating anxiety.

A “Social Determinants” Approach to the Mental Health Crisis at Yale-NUS

Yale-NUS has one of the highest ratios of university psychologists to students in the world, but we still need to wait 2-4 weeks for counseling center appointments. What went wrong? Madhu's opinion piece is what you need for a fresh perspective on this dilemma.

Cake, Romance, and the Ace of Hearts: A Conversation with the Asexual Community in Yale-NUS

Asexual people or “aces” - referring to those who feel little to no sexual attraction towards others - are rarely talked about in our community. In this piece, Ryan talks to several aces in Yale-NUS to learn more about their experience and common misconceptions.

A Look into Polyamorous, Non-Heteronormative Relationships at Yale-NUS

In this article, we look into polyamorous, non-heteronormative relationships at Yale-NUS

Pritam Singh to Speak at Yale-NUS Graduation Ceremony 2021

Pritam Singh, leader of the Workers Party, will be the guest speaker at the Yale-NUS College 2021 Graduation Ceremony. President Tan Tai Yong said Mr. Singh is a “good chap”.

No More Room at the Inn: Yale-NUS’s Looming Housing Crisis

Yale-NUS was set out to be a fully residential college where students are required to stay on campus for four years, but what happens if there aren’t enough rooms to accommodate everyone? Michael interviews the senior administration to understand the reasons and solutions for the looming housing crisis.

Like, Share, and Subscribe — Yale-NUS’s Content Creators

Ever interested in doing some vlogging or content creation? Hear more about some students describing their vlogging and content creation, and get some inspiration!

A Rocky Start: Living through COVID-19 as a First-Year College Student

A Yale-NUS Student shares about some of the struggles and challenges that she has faced adapting to campus life with the COVID restrictions and inconveniences, ending on a positive note that we can hope for the better!

Expanded Policies for Dispute Resolution at Yale-NUS

The new conflict resolution policies, under the Yale-NUS Student Community Standards, look to focus on healing and growth, rather than simply stopping at punishing offenders.

Breaking Norms in Comparative Social Inquiry: A Reflection

We've all done it - the CSI 'break a norm' exercise - whether we found it amusing, terrifying, or liberating. Lara reflects on the deeper meaning behind the exercise.

Seemingly impossible, yet here we are:

Compared to the environments some queer students come from, the Yale-NUS community is, in many ways, a much safer space. But as two queer students let Pandora know, this safety still comes with caveats.

The Firehose and Empty Caring

Apathy and indifference have become so ubiquitous in the world that we tend to take important issues for granted, Felipe believes. What should we do about this?

The Non-Humans of Yale-NUS College

Ever wondered just how many non-human species are hidden around campus? Sangam explores the surprisingly rich biodiversity on Yale-NUS grounds.

How Yale-NUS Students Make Their Morning Coffee

In line with the Yale-NUS College mantra, even morning coffee routines have surprising diversity. Billy Tran reports.

Why Student Government Should Not Be Paid a Stipend by the Administration

After last week's news about the Student Government receiving a stipend broke, Yihui considers whether this should be acceptable to the Yale-NUS community

Breaking Out of Capitalist Realism: Minority Political Perspectives in Yale-NUS

Living in a predominantly capitalist world often makes it difficult for us to imagine any other possible reality. Shaun and Zachary discuss breaking the ultimate social norm.

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