MHAW 2021: Alone Together

By Faith Ho (22A01A), Mirella Ang (22A01C)

Cover picture courtesy of the Peer Helpers Programme.

MHAW was the culmination of month-long efforts by the Peer Helpers and counselors into a week of activities and advocacy lasting from 12 to 20 August 2021. It aimed to raise awareness of mental health, provide coping strategies, and encourage students to practise self-care.Themed “Alone, Together”, this paradoxical title served as a timely reminder that the student community must stay connected in such trying times in their lives.  

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A Panoply of Perplexities – Film’s Comeback, Stronger than a 90s Trend?

By Edna Lim (22S03F), Hong Wan Jing (22S06F), Sonia Maya (22A01C)

Analog photography is particularly en vogue among JC students, even in Raffles now, with the burgeoning of a substantial film community in recent years. To the uninitiated, this pursuit and its enthusiasts may seem puzzling and almost…paradoxical? To find out more about the comeback of film, we took to the ‘streets’ to interview a few film enthusiasts among us. 

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A Goodbye to Our Wonton Mee Vendors

By Clara Chai (22A01D) and Phang Duncan (22A13B)

Wonton mee vendors Mr Chew (left) and Mdm Lee (right)

Hectic, unfamiliar, intense… such were the emotions that Mr Chew and Mdm Lee carried in their hearts on their first day at RI over a decade ago. Since then, they’ve had their fair share of ups and downs, but as they doled out their final bowl of wonton mee on 27th August 2021, Mr Chew admitted that the experience has been ‘a very happy one’.

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Teachers’ Day Celebration 2021: Conductors Keeping Us on Track

By Keiran Koh (22S06M)

On 2 September 2021, RI came together to appreciate our educators with a lively railroad-themed celebration.

Principal Mr Frederick Yeo kicked off the celebration with his opening speech.

“Affirming our care for our teachers [and] thanking our teachers is a core human value.”

Mr Frederick Yeo

Mr Yeo touched on Teacher’s Day being a joyous celebration with our classmates to celebrate our teachers. He further extended his gratitude to the teachers for working tirelessly for the school and inspiring young charges.

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Rank it! PENS, PENS, PENS!

By Lara Tan (22A01B) and Mei Feifei (22A13A)

The only, absolute and best friend that a student has, in this selfish world, the only one that will not betray or deny him, is their PEN

The pen is truly mightier than the sword—one gets you an A, one doesn’t. That said, some pens are mightier than others. One trip to Popular and multiple pen tests later, Raffles Press presents to you the conclusive guide to the most popular pen brands from our school’s Popular bookstore!

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