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.
The Octant Explains: Singaporean Education (Advanced Level)
story | Harrison Linder, Staff Editor photo | Elesin Teo, Head Photographer In the last issue of The Octant, we gave a basic overview of the structure of the Singaporean education system. Now, we hope to give you a more nuanced understanding by providing a commentary that covers some of the significant issues, topics, and
Editor’s Note: Our Finest Hour
Dear reader, If you are reading this article in print, you would be holding Volume X, Issue 10 of The Octant. It is, by all measures, a normal issue for you. For me, however, this will be the last issue where I sign off as Editor-in-Chief. It has become customary that in their last issue, the
Latest Task Force Report Raises New Questions in Public Spaces Debate
The latest report from the Public Space Task Force finds that previous definitions of public spaces within the college were not in accordance with Singaporean law. Alysha reports.
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.
The Octant Explains: Singaporean Education (Normal Level)
story | Harrison Linder and Amanda Leong photo | Singapore Ministry of Education Any student studying at Yale-NUS College lives in Singapore for at least four years. Four years may seem like a long time, but our busy schedules make it hard to find time to engage with Singapore. Our new recurring series, The Octant
The Children on Campus
story | Amanda Leong, Staff Editor photo | Ruchel Phua, Staff Illustrator At the start of this semester, I was surprised by the presence of two sprightly little children in the Cendana Dining Hall. At every meal, the young boy would walk triumphantly through the aisle of the dining hall with his small hands barely