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...

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!

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.

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...

Is Yale-NUS a Fully Residential College?

story | Sofia Sigal-Passeck, Guest Writer photo | Sofia Sigal-Passeck While the exact definition of a fully residential college is not that clear, i...

A Not So Common Curriculum

Yale-NUS students hail from at least forty countries and hundreds of different schools and education systems. But all students have to take the same Common Curriculum. Rhyhan explores the consequences of these different backgrounds.

The Point of Scientific Inquiry

story | Goh Rui Zhe, Guest Writer photo | Khang Huynh When I took Scientific Inquiry 2 (SI2) last year, I thought that the course content was far too...

Is Yale-NUS College Home?

Every year, more than 200 students join Yale-NUS, of which around 40% or more do not come from Singapore. Bilge chats with three students on their ideas of home and being away from home.

Where’s the NUS in Yale-NUS?

story | Ethel Pang, Contributing Reporter photo | Elesin Teo, Chief Photographer    As a “true-blue” Singaporean, I find that I can easily flit betwee...

The Future of Finance in Student Government

“Finance in this year’s Student Government may not look big, fast or exciting,” said Director of Finance Ryan Yoong ’20, “but there’s nothing wrong with that.” Alysha reports.

Is Yale-NUS Safe?

Do you feel comfortable keeping your doors unlocked? Leaving stuff around? What do you do when stuff goes missing? Amanda talks to students who have experienced theft at Yale-NUS College.

As We Waste Away

As the new semester starts, let us look at what we put on our plate.