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ModReg, or ModRekt?

ModReg, or ModRekt?

Visuals by Edeline Tenges. As the semester trudges along and students finally snap out of their summer mood in the face of looming assignments and deadlines, it is a good time to reminisce on our first collective ordeal as undergraduates of the university — module bidding.  This year, the typically uneventful task of choosing modules...

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#NUSays: Is the Arts canteen, The Deck, too crowded?

#NUSays: Is the Arts canteen, The Deck, too crowded?

Your eyes dart around the room.  From your professor to the clock, to the kid who had just taken out his egg mayo sandwich. You let out a sigh of frustration as you observe time passing by ever so glacially through the changing digits on the digital clock. Despite all the knowledge there is to...

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Town Hall on Sexual Misconduct in NUS Ends On An Ambiguous Note

Town Hall on Sexual Misconduct in NUS Ends On An Ambiguous Note

Photo: Marc Tey Ge Wai On April 25, NUS conducted a Town Hall to address concerns about sexual misconduct in the university. This was in response to the growing controversy regarding Ms Monica Baey’s sexual harassment case, and the more widespread predicament that is rampant in NUS culture. From the very beginning, the university expressed their...

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Better Than Revenge: Rethinking Justice For Survivors Of Sexual Violence

Better Than Revenge: Rethinking Justice For Survivors Of Sexual Violence

Originally Posted on: theoctant.org Written by: Daryl Yang, Guest Writer and Alysha Chandra, Editor in Chief Photo: Alysha Chandra After the story about Monica Baey’s experience as a survivor of sexual violence went viral, much attention has focused on the appropriate penalties that her perpetrator, another student from the National University of Singapore (NUS) named Nicholas...

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NUS Students’ Union Empowers Students To Create A Safer Campus in Response To Concerns of Sexual Harassment

NUS Students’ Union Empowers Students To Create A Safer Campus in Response To Concerns of Sexual Harassment

On Sunday (April 21), the NUS Students’ Union (NUSSU) Executive Committee issued a statement on sexual harassment in NUS. In the statement, the union expressed its condemnation of any form of sexual harassment and highlights how this episode reflects on NUS’ policy regarding sexual harassment. The statement was released after the recent surge in advocacy...

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Week 6 Round-Up

Week 6 Round-Up

CAMPUS NEWS NUS to let students design their own modules from August onwards Announced on 8 February 2019, NUS will be beginning a Design-Your-Own-Module initiative, where undergraduates may take up to four modular credits (MCs) from their Unrestricted Electives Modules (UEs) to pursue subjects that contribute to their personal and professional growth. Students would have...

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NUS Libraries Face Shortened Hours, Potentially Affecting Students’ Study Habits

NUS Libraries Face Shortened Hours, Potentially Affecting Students’ Study Habits

In the usual attempt to catch up with the ceaseless demands of the school curriculum, students seek asylum in the various libraries spread across the NUS campus, where the quiet spaces and optimal air-conditioned temperature seem to be the only enablers for their hustling spirit. However, the second semester of the 18/19 Academic Year witnessed...

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Temasek Foundation Ecosperity awards $980,000 to RWDC industries for tackling single-use plastics

Temasek Foundation Ecosperity awards $980,000 to RWDC industries for tackling single-use plastics

Temasek Foundation Ecosperity announced on 11 July 2018 that RWDC Industries Pte Ltd has emerged the winner of the inaugural edition of The Liveability Challenge with its proposal to produce drinking straws made from a certified biodegradable biopolymer, which can replace single-use plastic straws. With the win, Temasek Foundation Ecosperity has awarded S$980,000 to RWDC...