First Man: The Cost of a Dream

By Aaron Tan (19A01B)

Like a tuna in a tin can, the man rattles in his metallic prison. We see nothing but his tortured face, stifled by shadow, all at once a blur and a clatter, the force of nearly four Gs pressing skin into bone—we hear nothing but the oppressive jangle of loose parts, the monstrous roar of the rocket engine, the altimeter’s tick-tick-tick, counting up thirty, a hundred, two hundred thousand feet. Up, up he soars, past the clouds (his breath is laboured), piercing the stratosphere (the rattling persists) to the edge of light and darkness, clawing at the gates of the final frontier. 

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The Midterms, Discourse and Singapore

By Varun Karthik (19S06A)

PW Oral Presentations were at full throttle on November 6th. The first few victims had already gone through the ordeal while the rest braced themselves for their impending doom. Throw in Deepavali and the nail-biting Arsenal vs Liverpool match that had just ended, and you might be excused for forgetting that the ‘leader of the free world’ returned to the polls on November 6th.

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Raffles Press vs. Escape Rooms

By Raffles Press

If the holiday proves to be dreary and boring, consider this: excitement. Crave the adrenaline rush that comes with writing your conclusion in a minute? The exciting feeling of waiting for the teacher to utter the question that decides your PW grades? Do not fear! You can now escape more than your promo results and PW group mates, for the escape rooms are here. Raffles Press visited four different escape rooms (which were definitely exciting), and we are here now to tell you all you need to know about them.

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PMTPG: H3 Game Theory

By Zacchaeus Chok (18S03O), Elizabeth Leong (18S06G) and Ling Young Loon (18S07A)

Game theory is hard to pin down. It originates from a fascinating line of economic thought, but feels more like a branch with its own roots. The H3 game theory module stands under the shadow of economics, but truthfully, the concepts of the subject stretch way further. The umbrella of game theory ponders over all of academia, spanning political science to evolutionary biology.

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The Incredible Potential of the Superhero Genre

By Joellene Yap (19S07A)

This article was written in collaboration with Film Society. 

Released in 2004, The Incredibles is considered the second hit superhero movie of the 21st century. It came out only 2 years after Spider-Man — the first in the Tobey Maguire trilogy — and right at the birth of the superhero genre. Its themes are common to the genre, but are framed in a unique way, one that remains singular even amidst the past 10 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (and the past 7 years of the DCEU….haha).

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