Movies to Binge-Watch Now

By Choi Hoe Chang (18S07A) and Adri Faris (18A13A)

couch potato

Noun [c] ˈkaʊtʃ pəˌteɪ.təʊ

(disapproving)

a person who watches a lot of television and does not have an active life

Source: Cambridge Dictionary

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…you may be overseas or staying in Singapore, but nevertheless having a great time with your friends and family. It is also the time when you embrace your inner couch potato and embark on a marathon of all the TV shows and movies you missed out on. Here’s a quick list of movies to get you started.

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The Hot Potato Issue

By Soh Ying Qi (18A01C)

Prompt: Why is my classmate a vegan?

People like to espouse the virtue of persevering through hardship. “Nothing is impossible if you just believe.” “If there is a will, there is a way.” Repeat five hundred times while carrying out any difficult task.

But every one of those aphorisms must have deserted me at an inopportune moment, because after much deliberation, I have concluded that writing this op-ed is, indeed, impossible.

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Please Mind the Platform Gap (Universities Edition): Yale-NUS College (Part 2)

By Chung Sohyun (18A13A)

Thinking about which university to apply to, or already a J2 beginning your early admission applications? Raffles Press brings you our Please Mind the Platform Gap (Universities Edition), a series of articles dedicated to providing information on Rafflesian alumni’s experiences at their respective universities.

For our previous feature on Yale-NUS College, click here.

Founded relatively recently in 2011, Yale-NUS is a liberal arts college which aims to provide a a comprehensive multidisciplinary exposure to its students. It offers a diverse range of courses from the humanities to natural sciences. Indeed, Yale-NUS is a choice to consider not just for those who prefer to study locally, but also for all who wish to immerse themselves in a vibrant environment filled with a thriving school population and dedicated faculty.

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Passenger: A Journey with Raffles Photographic Society

By Nicki Chan (18S03C)

“I believe that photography is about storytelling. Photographs tell a thousand words, and can be used to reveal truths, connect with people’s emotions, and promote greater social consciousness.”

– Natasha Zuzarte (18A01B), Chairperson of Raffles Photographic Society (RPS)

Photography is not just a tool, but also an art. Like other artworks, good photographs inspire, enlighten, and move people, and require careful planning and production to induce such an effect. Through Passenger, Raffles Photographic Society (RPS)’s end-of-year exhibition, our resident photographers bypassed the mere displaying of photography skills, aiming to deliver insight and emotion through photo-taking instead.

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Thor: Ragnarok – Adapting Ancient Mythology in the 21st Century

By Choi Hoe Chang (18S07A)

There is no doubt that Thor: Ragnarok is a ton of fun.

Director Taika Waititi married his eccentric energy with Marvel’s house style, enabling the “Marvel Formula” – filmmaking and storytelling style that puts emphasis on lightheartedness and spectacle –  to still stand despite the fact that this movie is the 17th installation in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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