Raffles Reads: This Book Will Change Your Mind About Mental Health

By Ng Ziqin

Raffles Reads is a collaboration between Raffles Press and Times Reads which aims to promote a reading culture among Singaporean students.

Rating: 4.5/5

Non-fiction has a bad rep for being too stuffy, too boring, too educational. How could anyone possibly feel engaged in a book with neither a plot nor a plucky protagonist to root for? Many non-fiction authors—and readers—seem to have forgotten that we read books to be entertained, not just to look or sound impressive when posed the commonplace question of ‘what are you reading now?’

It might be clear by this point that I have a slight vendetta against non-fiction. This might also have been what put me off finishing the book and submitting my review—originally due December 2020—in a timely manner. But while I don’t usually make a habit of reading non-fiction, I must say that This Book Will Change Your Mind About Mental Health was quite unlike any other non-fiction book I’ve ever read.

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The Raffles Press Experience: An Interview With Our Members

By Raffles Press

Whether you’re considering Press as a potential CCA or you’re just simply curious about what we do at Press, we have compiled interviews from the Batch of 2021 in this short video for you to find out more about our CCA! For more content like this, do follow our Instagram (@rafflespress)! More information about Raffles Press can be found on our CCA Preview.

CCA Previews ’21: Raffles Press

By Shaun Loh (21A01A), Chairperson

Back when school was closed during circuit breaker, Press was still up and running, churning out articles on HBL and online school activities. When school reopened in Term 3 and live CCA sessions still couldn’t resume, Press was busy preparing for its Teacher’s Day edition.

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CCA Previews ’21: Raffles Runway

By Ryan Vinit Bharathan (21A01C), Chairperson and Adrienne Chew (21A01A), Vice-Chairperson 

The great Donatella Versace once said, “Fashion is about dreaming, and making other people dream.” 

If these wise words of Versace resonate with you, then Raffles Runway—the fashion design club of RI—is just the place for you! In short, we’re a team of student designers who come together and share our passion for fashion with one another. Don’t worry, there aren’t any threads attached (haha, get it?), just an emotional entanglement with the CCA! 

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CCA Previews ’21: Piano Ensemble

By Piano Ensemble

Raffles Institution Piano Ensemble—or RIPE, as we’re more affectionately known—is where we come together to share our love for music beyond your ABRSM or Trinity syllabuses. From Bach to Blackpink, Debussy to Derulo, and everything in between, as long as it’s something we love, we play it, we mash it up, we turn it into a medley. We’re DEFINITELY not your typical performing arts CCA.

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