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Kingfisher Urban Farms: Turning Fruit Waste Into Frittatas

Remember the banana peel buckets in the dining halls? They were used by Kingfisher Urban Farms to make compost. Michelle reports.

Controversial Pink Hour Officially Launches in Yale-NUS Gym

Whether you agree with it or not, a Pink Hour has been implemented in the Yale-NUS gym. Michelle tells us more.

Sodexo’s investigation of food poisoning claims finds themselves not to blame

After more than 20 students complained of gastric issues after eating dining hall food, Sodexo interviewed five people and found themselves not to blame. Jasmine reports.

A Capybara is not a rat

In this week’s visual column, Erika, who works with Professor Vinod Saranathan to collect data on the iridescence of sunbird feathers for his study of avian evolution, muses on animal welfare.

The Octant Explains: What’s in a Name?

Kewalram Chanrai. Tan Chin Tuan. Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho. You know the name, but you don’t know the story. Rhyhan and William will tell you.

Sodexo Responds to Meal Tap Situation

Worried about how many lunch credits you have left? Tap on this.

Yale-NUS in a Malay World: A Case for Decolonizing Our Common Curriculum

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.

Staying Alive: Classics at Yale-NUS

“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!

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.

A Not So Common Curriculum

Yale-NUS students hail from at least forty countries and hundreds of different schools and education systems. But all students have to take the same Common Curriculum. Rhyhan explores the consequences of these different backgrounds.

“The Spirit Is Willing But the Flesh is Weak”: Why are Freshman Lectures So Empty?

How often did you attend Common Curriculum lectures? Alex and Wisha explore the yearly phenomenon of decreasing lecture attendances.

Senate Announces Resolution to Tackle Academic Stress

Are the kids alright? The Student Government Senate doesn’t think so. Avani and Wisha report on the Senate resolution to tackle academic stress.

From the Black Box to The Globe: Seven Week 7 Highlights

250 students. 14 hotly-contested destinations. One Week 7. What did they “learn across boundaries”? Kimberly, Wisha, Rhyhan, Aryan, Jun Jie, Michelle and Fatima write about their experiences.

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.

Where’s the NUS in Yale-NUS?

story | Ethel Pang, Contributing Reporter photo | Elesin Teo, Chief Photographer   As a “true-blue” Singaporean, I find that I can easily flit between two (very...

The Future of Finance in Student Government

“Finance in this year’s Student Government may not look big, fast or exciting,” said Director of Finance Ryan Yoong ’20, “but there’s nothing wrong with that.” Alysha reports.

Financial Aid Now Available For Testing Learning Disabilities

Suspect you have a learning disability? Need the funds to get it checked out? The Centre for Teaching & Learning has got you covered. Wisha tells us more.

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.

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