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The Student Effort Contribution hurts low-income students

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.

Investing in the Future by Divesting from Fossil Fuels

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.

Financial Aid Office Quietly Rolled Out New “Student Effort Contribution” for First Years

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.

Is Yale-NUS College Home?

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.

Yale-NUS Latin Honours: A Source of Distinction or Discrimination?

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.

Students Weigh in as Discussions on Section 377A reignite in Singapore

Should 377A be repealed or should it remain?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.

20KM, No Phones, Limited Water; Arduous Orientation Activity Raises Questions

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.

Is Yale-NUS Safe?

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.

What Happened to the Perch Fund?

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.

What Do We Do With A Rapist’s Guilt?

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.

Highlights From the Major Declaration Statistics for the Class of 2020

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.

The Octant – A Student Voice for a Community of Learning

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...

A Letter from the (Current) Editors

story | Justin Ong '19 photo | Enkhzul Badral '17 When I first matriculated back in 2015, my initial instinct was not to explore new experiences...

A Letter from the (First) Editors

story | Joyan Tan '17 and Spandana Bhattacharya '17 photo | The Octant Dear readers, It’s been a long time since we last wrote anything for...

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