Author: Aiko Yeo (23A01B)

A-Level 2023 Features: Just Keep Moving

Reading Time: 6 minutes

By Aiko Yeo (23A01B), Shannen Lim (24A01A), and Venkatesan Ranjana (23A01D)

Bonnie Yeo

As the owner of a gold medal in the 2022 SEA Games’ 4×100 medley relay, Bonnie is beyond a doubt one of RI’s prominent student-athletes. Despite this, her humility shines through (along with her graciousness—evidenced by her laughter in response to our pun of “diving right into it”) as she shares with us about her swimming career thus far.

“I was not expecting by any measure to get into the SEA Games. It was such a surprise, and a shock—it was really a blessing. […] My mum was like, ‘Huh, what? Did you check your email properly?’

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Aunt Agony and Uncle Upset: Coping Complications

Reading Time: 6 minutes

By Aiko Yeo (23A01B) and Venkatesan Ranjana (23A01D)

Cover image by Johnathan Lim (23S03M)

Your resident Aunties and Uncles are back with our Ask Aunt Agony and Uncle Upset column, this time as a collaboration between Raffles Press and Peer Helpers’ Programme (PHP)! Ever wanted to rant about that someone you just can’t stand? Overwhelmed with too many feelings? Submit your confessions to and we’ll give them our best shot. This column will be published at the end of every month.

“How do you cope with hectic JC life?”

– Overwhelmed Olive
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A Level Results 2023: Ground Sentiments

Reading Time: 3 minutes

By Saara Katyal (23S05A), Tay Yu Ning (23S06E), Venkatesan Ranjana (23A01D), Aiko Yeo (23A01B), and Claire Jow (23A01B)

Photos courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society

“They’re going that way—that way’s faster!”

RI’s Y7s, no longer clad in white and green school uniforms, could barely contain their excitement as they streamed into the Multi-Purpose Hall to collect their A Level results on the afternoon of February 17th. 

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Please Mind the Platform Gap: Taking H2 History

Reading Time: 4 minutes

By Aiko Yeo (23A01B)

“History is written by the victors.” 

As understood by most, this age-old adage questions the construction of narratives that define regional and international histories. The quintessential history student, however, refuses the superficial readings of such a sweeping claim.

Is history written solely by the victors? Is the victors’ prevailing account permanently set in stone? Is there even a universal standard that qualifies “victors” of the past, present and future?

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