Teacher Feature: Mr Gavin Swee

By Calista Chong (18A01A) In conjunction with Teacher’s Day, Raffles Press has collaborated with the 37th Student Council’s Teacher’s Day Committee to bring you a series of articles featuring several teachers in Raffles Institution. In this instalment, we feature Mr Gavin Swee, a History tutor. Mr Gavin Swee is an alumnus of Raffles Institution. In … Continue reading

The Tyranny of the Product

By Ling Young Loon (18S07A) Maybe it’s crass capitalism, maybe it’s a testament to our ambition. Could it just be human nature? As Rafflesians, teenagers, Singaporeans, we are grossly obsessed with the work that we do. We attend laborious lectures and defy terrifying tutorials. The grind leaks into the afternoon. The clock strikes five, time … Continue reading

Raffles Business Symposium: Ideas to change the world

By Ling Young Loon (18S07A) Photographs by Li Wanjie (18A01B) and Afiq Zuhairi (18S06Q). “Entrepreneurship is a very strange reason to stay back on a Friday night”, Shen Hongyi, chairperson of Raffles Entrepreneurs’ Network (REN), declared. “90% of startups fail… so it’s probably a really bad idea.” Yet, at least 100 students were gathered at the PAC, … Continue reading

The Raffles Games: Week 2

By Nadine Staes-Polet (18A01B) and Lim Jing Rong (18A03A) Photos courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society After two long and fun-filled weeks of almost daily games and activities, the second and final week of The Raffles Games (TRG) drew to a close. Despite having significantly fewer events than the previous week, it was nonetheless just as … Continue reading

Lightning Strikes One Last Time

By Lynn Hong (18A13A) He was always known for his finishes. Some criticised his starts as slow, sloppy, but he would hold us all in rapture as he flew down the home straight, feet barely seeming to ghost the track. He would surge across the line, flashing a smile. Don’t blink, you might miss it. … Continue reading

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