Kavya Gopal Photo by Pareen Chaudhari Saga, Elm, Cendana. To most, these trees mean nothing beyond landscaping. At Yale-NUS College however, their significance relates to one of the fundamental principles on which this college was built — the Residential College system. With this as an integral part of the school’s culture, many students have conflicting views on its value. The RC system defines certain characteristics of life at Yale-NUS, including the Dean’s Fellow group students are assigned to. Especially in the initial stages of settling in, these DF groups are important in establishing relationships. Bing Lin ’18 said, “I think
Yonatan Gazit At 6:30 p.m. on Thursday Oct. 9th about 30 Yale-NUS College students, with interests ranging from the visual arts to acting, singing, film studies, and dance, trickled into Seminar Rooms One and Two, greeted by plenty of Baileys Irish Cream. Arts Programming, operating under the Educational Resource Center, was holding its kickoff meeting to inform the students about its goals for the arts community at Yale-NUS. Since its opening in 2013, the arts at Yale-NUS have been largely student-driven, according to Shanice Stanislaus ’17. “I remember...a lot of energy and this need to create and this need to
Raeden Richardson Photo by Christoper Khew James Shirvell occupies many roles at Yale-NUS College. Holder of two Yale University Track and Field records – in the 1,500 meter and one mile events – Shirvell now works alongside Wainright Khoo in the expanding Athletics Department, bringing his previous collegiate sports experience to Yale-NUS to build teams and look for competitive platforms. Part of the formalization of sports team at Yale-NUS will come through the revamped Athletics Council. “Our goal for this year is to really create more structured teams. We want to get the say of all of those newly formed
We are a group of students who are concerned about the recent incident of a student who put up parody posters that trivialised the trans* identity of the trans* community and the subsequent justification provided for his actions. While we acknowledge and appreciate the student’s intention to encourage reflection on issues relating to the LGBTQ community, we believe that there could have been more appropriate and sensitive methods to do so. The parody posters trivialise the trans* identity of trans* individuals, by degrading it as a form of wordplay in the student’s own words “for fun... out of pure lightheartedness”. Unfortunately, for many
From Sept. 23 to Oct. 2, the class of 2018 embarked on exciting journeys for their Week 7 projects. Here’s a glimpse of what they experienced: Photos used with permission from: Tamara Burgos, Pareen Chaudhari, Fatima Daif, Liam Holmes, Kimberly Hoong, Lim Chu Hsien, Glen Koh, Sarah Novak, Rachel Quek Siew Yean
May Tay It was Thursday evening. As 9 p.m. neared and the sound system was tested, a buzz rippled through the growing crowd in the Multi-Purpose Hall. The President’s Town Hall was about to begin. President Pericles Lewis began his presentation by announcing updates on the upcoming campus. One by one, his slides flashed pictures of the existing state of various locations in the new campus and their corresponding artist’s impressions. These included the dining hall, lecture theatres, classrooms, sky gardens, residential towers, residential rooms and the main college gateway. As pictures of concrete and metal filled the screen, Lewis reminded
For the most recent Yale-NUS College's President's Town Hall, Panopt live-tweeted updates from the event for all who were unable to attend the Town Hall physically. Below is a summary of all the tweets (most recent on top): Important News: Each RC gets their own pool table Each floor will consist of 2-3 suites (12-18 people) No more larger common lounges, but there will be common spaces to suites and sky gardens Welcome news: the elevators in the new buildings will be better Each RC will get their own buttery kitchen - but there are no plans for student kitchens
Logo by Parag Bhatnagar Cartoon by Han Chong “The Panopticon is a machine for dissociating the see/ being seen dyad: in the peripheric ring, one is totally seen, without ever seeing; in the central tower, one sees everything without ever being seen.” — Michel Foucault For a year now, our name—‘Panopt’ has been the source of much discussion and dare we say, criticism. What were the editors thinking when they first chose such a name? Didn’t they know that it has such negative connotations? Do we have to worry about being watched even while we exist in a nation of
Yonatan Gazit, May Tay Infographic by Christopher Khew Four years ago, Samuel Lum ’17 was interning at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The experience made him realise the central role of finance in businesses, and inspired an academic interest in the field, which he now hopes to pursue as a minor. Students like Lum with alternative academic interests are not uncommon at Yale-NUS. They run the gamut from those with more niche academic interests to others set on particular graduate courses, such as Engineering or Medicine. By the end of their second year at Yale-NUS, students get their pick of
Yonatan Gazit, May Tay Photo used with permission from Tan Weiliang Week Seven at Yale-NUS started with the Class of 2018 dispersing over parts of the globe for their Learning Across Boundaries (LABs) trips, with some starting over the middle of Fall Recess Week and the last one ending on Friday, Oct. 3. The trips were organized by the Center for International and Professional Experiences (CIPE), and there were 10 LABs in total: three in Singapore, three in Europe, and four in South East Asia. The purpose of the LABs, according to Dean of The Center for International & Professional