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
Beach Games
story David Chappell On Saturday, 16. Aug approximately 20 Yale-NUS freshmen and sophomores, many still nursing hangovers from the night before, were roused from their beds in the early hours of the morning. The reason? The U Sport’s 2014 beach games. Every year, teams from across Singapore and neighbouring countries descend on Sentosa beach for
Yale Short Courses
story Yonatan Gazit | May Tay Two weeks before classes began for the sophomores at Yale-NUS, seven Yale professors made the trip halfway around the globe from New Haven to Singapore. They were here to visit the Yale-NUS and NUS campuses, as well as to teach mini-courses for the Class of 2017. These classes lasted
Editors’ Note
A week after the first issue, all newspapers have disappeared from their boxes, several emails have popped into our inbox and many conversations have erupted in the dining hall. We look back and think: this is the kind of critical discourse our community needs, and which PANOPT is committed to. We realize certain individuals in
Does Yale-NUS party?
story Joyan Tan | Kavya Gopal 6 August, 4.30PM: 30-40 sophomores gathered in the multi-purpose hall (MPH) for a school-organized talk on Navigating Social Spaces. For a “mandatory” session for all sophomores, attendance was painfully low. Students gathered in small groups in the almost-empty MPH and discussed alcohol consumption in serious voices. To the question, “What
Meditations on First Ideology
story Ling Xi Min Working for Admissions meant that lots of people asked me why I chose to go to Yale-NUS. Sometimes though, ‘answers’ are more articulated notion/emotion than rational, considered idea. But a good look at our reflexive responses can produce insights about ourselves: “I chose Yale-NUS because it gives me a sense of
ICG 2014
What Are We Playing For?
story Raeden Richardson We are not NUS students. We did not reject prestigious universities across the globe, leave families on the other side of the world, tread the unbeaten path or bind ourselves to the Singaporean government to matriculate as NUS students. Our reason for taking these risks and dreaming these dreams is because we
Becoming a Service-Oriented Community
story Spandana Bhattacharya | May Tay As the hustle and bustle of activities on campus slowly wound down near the end of last semester, over 50 students of Yale-NUS’s inaugural batch were gearing up for one last event. They were attending the Centre for International and Professional Experience’s (CIPE) flagship program, the NGO Bootcamp. The
RC2 Orientation
First Year Adventures in SEA
story Spandana Bhattacharya | May Tay On 7 August, the college’s freshmen class packed their bags and embarked on their 5-day Orientation Adventure Trips. These trips were part of their 18 day long orientation program, and took place in three different Southeast Asian countries: Laos (RC 1), Malaysia (RC 2) and Vietnam (RC 3). There were
Editors’ Note
In the wee hours of 8 October 2013, Panopt was born. There was little kicking and screaming, and sounds of ‘ooh-ing’ and ‘ahh-ing’ soon accompanied the blue and orange papers on elevators, notice-boards, and common lounges. It was a smooth delivery. Panopt started out as an academic newsletter under the Vice-Rector’s Office. We no longer exist in