Urban Planetary Health: Relocating to the Concrete Jungle
Shawn Kit tells us how the relocation of his West Kalimantan Week 7 LAB to Singapore due to the haze taught him about planetary health and community resilience.
Seeing Spirits: Experiential Learning in the Ghostly Singapore Week 7 LAB
Canceled plans and uncomfortable crematorium visits: horror junkie Isabelle shares how the real spirit she saw on the Ghostly Singapore Week 7 LAB was the ghost of experiential learning.
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.
Waves From The Past: Retelling the Legacy of Okinawa
Students who participated in a Learning Across Boundaries (LAB) programme held in Okinawa last summer hosted a powerful art exhibition conveying the resilience that Okinawan locals display while overcoming their challenging past. Shivani reports.
From Arrow to Algorithm: The Aphrodite Project Could Find You True Love
Come this Sunday, participants of the Aphrodite Project might be matched with their soulmates. Michael speaks to the creators behind the campus-wide matchmaking survey to find out more.
Rest and Support at NUS’ “Pit Stop”
Alicia ventures into NUS to tell us more about the resources available to us a bus ride away.
Have Some Selective (Self) Empathy: Lessons from Nas Daily
“After attending the intimate post-event dinner, where questions focused less on politics and more on his personal journey as a content creator, I realized that it is not simply delusion, but rather faith, that enables Nas Daily.“
Designing the Waste out of the Dining Hall: Yale-NUS’ Answer to Food Wastage
“We are not here to be served, but to learn how to develop our thinking and contribute to society and the environment. Walking a few more minutes to another dining hall is the least that we can do.” Yihui makes a case for why we should all take steps to reduce food wastage.
‘Academic Rigor’ in Service of the State
“The college should own, accept, and examine the sociopolitics of the issue, instead of disavowing all political responsibilities by retreating to the seemingly impartial ground of “academic rigor”. In light of the cancelled Week 7 LAB, Wee Yang examines Yale-NUS’ role in Singapore.
Are You a Kingfisher for Consent?
Many Yale-NUS students have participated in consent dialogues during Orientation and signed Kingfishers for Consent’s consent pledges. But how else is the school working to foster a culture of consent on campus? Lindy finds out more.