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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.

Yale-NUS becomes need-aware for international students for next admission cycle

The new need-aware policy was announced earlier this year and will affect the Class of 2025 onwards

Limited Variety, Limited Appeal; A Continued Discussion of Dining with Sodexo

From lack of vegetarian options to finding foreign objects in their food, student complaints have been arising about Sodexo, the College's caterer. Lara Kine investigates to understand both students and Sodexo's perspectives on the matter.

The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side: Missing Yale-NUS While on Exchange

story | Chloe Lim When I first came to Yale-NUS College, I was ready to leave. Yale-NUS was not my “dream school”; the new “hippie” liberal...

Why We Must Do Better on Diversity Statistics

Understanding diversity statistics is the first step to understanding inclusivity on campus.

Class of 2024 Admission Data: The Released, the Inaccessible, and the Uncollected

Yale-NUS College’s Class of 2024 arrived on campus and embarked on their university life as planned despite the global chaos and uncertainties. Yihui speaks to the Admissions Team to find out more about the Class of 2024.

The Class of 2022 Declare Their Majors

The Class of 2022 Declare their Majors.

Leones Luminantes: A History of the Secret Society on Campus

What was the secret society on campus, and what did they do?

Singapore’s erratic immigration policies can destroy Yale-NUS

Singapore’s minimum salary for an Employment Pass hikes to $3,900. Terence writes about what it means for Yale-NUS.

Finding a Place on a Map That Has Already Been Drawn: An Exchange Student’s Perspective

Finding a place among a map that has already been drawn - Sarah talks about her experience of navigating Yale-NUS as an outsider.

Yale-NUS during COVID-19

COVID-19 has changed the world around us. Here is how Yale-NUS is affected.

Helping Your Favourite Professor Get Tenure: Faculty Evaluations and How Students Can Contribute

For most professors, tenure is the holy grail. How can we, as students, contribute to a professor’s chances of getting tenure? Dion reports.

A Glimpse of Minority Experiences Through Attending a Religious Service

story | Ryan Ma | Staff Writer  Photo | Google Maps Street View As a non-religious person, I’ve never been a fan of churches. Don’t get...

Away, But Not Apart

story | Xie Yihui, Staff Writer photos | #FightforWuhan Chinese Student Association in North America   On the first day of the Lunar New Year, 5.86 million...

Coping: With Reality, With Myself, With the End of the World

Shikhar shares his experience of fighting for the climate, and the world.

R21: Unrestricted Access to Why R21 Matters

At Yale-NUS, we enjoy a great degree of freedom of speech. But why do we silence ourselves on the topic of sexual violence on campus?

The Lennon Wall Revisited: A Mainlander’s Perspective

Winnie talks about what it is like to be a Mainlander in Yale-NUS.

The Octant Explains: Coronavirus

Rebecca compiles everything we know so far about the current coronavirus outbreak.

Megxit, to a Black Brit.

Meghan Markle just left the Royal Family. Michael explains what that means as a Black Brit.

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