Transman or Transcendental?
Kaushik Swaminathan The last week at RC4 featured a barrage of cryptic, and equally intriguing posters along the walls and elevators of the building. G Spot, a community of students who promote diversity and inclusivity, ran an awareness campaign in support of transgenderism using pictures of ordinary men and women such that the viewer would
Of Welcomes and Teas
May Tay Since the Student Activities Fair on Aug. 18, the past two weeks have seen campus life abuzz with Welcome Teas, friendly sports games and first club sessions organised by various student groups. The welcome teas ranged from cosy informal gatherings to larger scale general meetings, usually accompanied by food. One example was the
Model Asean Conference
Yonatan Gazit From Aug. 22-24, the Yale-NUS International Relations and Political Association (YIRPA) hosted 154 high school students for a Model Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) conference at the college. Much like Model United Nations (MUN) conferences, the Model ASEAN conference was meant to simulate ASEAN conferences. YIRPA’s conference was one of the first
Dengue Outbreak on Campus
Yonatan Gazit, May Tay Aaron Lai’18 had only recently returned from his freshman orientation trip when he began to feel feverish. “At first I thought it was just a normal fever, but … by day three or four of this I went over to the UHC and they took blood tests and
To ice or not to ice?
Kavya Gopal, Regina Marie Lee Over the last two weeks, more than 20 students have done it. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has spilled over into Yale-NUS. First, students were challenged by their friends back in the United States. They then tagged their peers, inundating social media feeds with videos of people pouring ice buckets
Letter to the Editors
It was heart-warming for me to see Raeden and Aaron voice out such ardent school spirit. I too am tired of having to explain again and again that Yale-NUS isn’t an NUS faculty, and I too want to see Yale-NUS stand in equal with other universities in Singapore. I, however, did not have the privilege
Spirit of the Independent Course
Graham Link || Guest Columnist 2MC (Modular Credits) Independent Courses are arguably one of this college’s most compelling benefits. The opportunity to propose, build and shape your own course is simply unique in higher education. These courses erase our major labels and grade anxieties, allowing us to pursue knowledge with no other purpose beyond itself.
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Letter to the Editors
letter Aaron Kurzak ’17 The PANOPT editors have done an excellent public service in publishing Mr. Richardson’s article. The controversies arising from its frank statements highlight the fact that the author has succeeded as a journalist of a true STUDENT publication by feeling the pulse of our community and diagnosing an issue that lies at its
The Arts expand at Yale-NUS
story Yonatan Gazit | May Tay Four new professors joined Yale-NUS’s Art’s Department in the 2014 Fall Semester, including the first Department Head, to help establish the school’s Arts Department, according to a press release by the college. A few Yale-NUS students say they have hopes for what the department can bring to the school,
In Defence of Free Speech
story Kaushik Swaminathan Yale-NUS is an infant born from the womb of over four hundred years of collective academic excellence in Asia and the United States, and it is a child that often asks questions the adults don’t have answers to. In the three years since its inception, the school has redefined what it means