Author: Raffles Press

CCA Previews ’19: Dragonboating

Reading Time: 3 minutes

By Caleb Choke (19S06E), Boys’ Captain, Tan Tee Lim (19S03R), Boys’ Vice-captain, Amanda Chen (19S03E), Girls’ Captain and Quek Ying Ting (19S06F), Girls’ Vice-captain

What image comes to your mind when dragonboating is mentioned? Perhaps you see a boat rapidly gliding across water… powered by some boys and girls with bulky biceps? Well, that’s pretty accurate. But there’s a lot more to dragonboating than meets the eye, especially here at Raffles Dragonboating where one not only learns a new sport, but also finds a new family.

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CCA Previews ’19: Cross Country

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By Selvageethan Nedunchezian (19S06A) and Tan Jian Wei (19S03T), Captains

“Isn’t running boring? Why would you voluntarily sign up to endure so much pain?” Such are the questions that blight the existence of a cross country runner. To most people, if you are a runner, you just run. There doesn’t seem to be a skillset or indeed a particularly strenuous range of motion involved. It’s just moving, but faster. Having been in Cross Country for a while now, we want to set the record straight. Cross country is not a sport. It’s even harder.

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PMTPG: H3 Game Theory

Reading Time: 5 minutes

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

Reading Time: 7 minutes

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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On the Second-hand

Reading Time: 6 minutes

By Abigail Ang (18S06B)

Donating second hand items is a common experience for many Singaporeans – those who live in HDB flats will have inevitably found the yellow recycling bag on their doorstep from some charity organisation, requesting donations of old clothes, books, toys, and the like. Fewer people are familiar, though, with where these donated items end up. And while it may feel like we are doing good for the environment by recycling these items, the truth of the matter is that our habits of buying-new and donating-old do not do much to reduce waste in the long run.

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