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Dissent and Sensibility: Yale-NUS and anti establishmentarianism

Story by | Soon Minh, Contributing Writer  In a year where almost nothing has gone according to plan and progress seems to be undoing itself,...

Embarrassing Singlish — An Ugly Mixture of Classism, Orientalism, and Self-Hatred

Why are Singaporeans embarrassed of Singlish, especially in the presence of foreigners? Dexter explores this difficult question of a fractured identity

Behind the Ink: Tattoo Culture at Yale-NUS College

In many Asian societies, tattoos are still considered taboo, and because school is a place of learning and influence, tattoos—associated with gangsters, drug use and “bad company” in general—are frowned upon. Understanding more about people’s relationships with their tattoos, once considered a sign of a criminal or a deviant, is thus fascinating.

First-Year Mental Health Surveys Get Mixed Reactions

Early this July, the Counselling Centre sent out a mental health survey to all first-year students matriculating in August. In late August, after processing the results of the survey, the Counselling Centre sent out emails to first-years who received elevated scores in mental health aspects such as depression and anxiety. Jia Xuan reports.

First-Years Struggle With Opening DBS Bank Accounts

Many international students in the Class of 2023 have experienced trouble with their Development Bank of Singapore (DBS) bank accounts. Raphael reports.

In Tanjong Pagar for the World: Why Kilo Lounge is the Yale-NUS of Clubs

“I was hesitant to try it out when I first heard of it, due to the protests of Singaporeans describing it as overpriced and seething with expats. Nevertheless, I gave the pretentiously named ‘lounge’ a chance, and I don’t think I’ll ever look back.” Michael tells us why he clubs at Kilo.

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.

Writers’ Centre Review

Recently, there has been much confusion surrounding the future of the Writers’ Centre. Alysha and Ambika report on the changes.

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