Author: Raffles Press

Rockout 2018: Press Play

Reading Time: 7 minutes

By Chloe Wong (19S07C) and Ina Song (19S07C)
Photographs courtesy of S Rahul (19S06A) and Dylan Siew (19S06E)

It was sensational. Held on 26th May at *SCAPE Ground Theatre, Raffles Rockout: Press Play was a remarkable closure to the Arts Season of 2018. Raffles Rock released their set list on Spotify 2 weeks before the concert in preparation for the anticipated rave. With consistent publicity and an enthralling promotional video, the expectations for that very night were extremely high, but the aspiring rock-stars definitely surpassed those expectations after months of hard work.

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Why Rafflesians Serve: Motivations for VIA Activities

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By Angus Yip (18A01A)

Several weeks ago, during my walk to the parade square for morning assembly, I saw many people stop to look at a poster near the Innovation Centre. No, not a poster – a piece of paper, rather, with a few words printed on it. Intrigued to see what this poster was about, I stepped closer and saw its contents: it touted a tantalising promise of “free VIA hours”. Underneath it was a sign-up link for a flag day event.

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Modern Dance’s Luminescence: An Illuminating Experience

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By Benjamin Lim (19S03I), Chung Sohyun (18A13A), Joyce Lee (19S06O) and Mahima Sowrirajan (19S07A)
Photos courtesy of Chloe Tan, Ting Hou Yee, Melvin Liam, Amy Lin, David Lim and Dionne Pok of Raffles Photographic Society

An outstretched arm, an extended leg, a tilted head — is this what comes to your mind when you think of modern dance? For many, modern dance is an esoteric and abstract art form that seems distant from our everyday lives. However, on the 3rd and 4th of May, in their showcase “Luminescence”, Modern Dance revealed to us how dance, just like any other art form, can be used to tell magical and captivating stories that contain deep meaning.

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Spams: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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By Yeo Kee Hwan (18S03Q)

The word “spam” may bring to mind the popular sandwich meat, but this is going to be about something less tasty, though perhaps just as salty and juicy. This is about the ubiquitous private Instagram accounts owned by denizens of our school, more affectionately known as spams (for the unceasing flow of content).

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Rock In 2018: Video Games — A Fun Precursor

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By: Alyssa Loo (19A13A), Loh Lin (19A01D) and Asfar Alim (18S03J)
Photos courtesy of Michael Chow (18A13A) and Melvin Liam (19S05B) of Raffles Photographic Society

The members of Raffles Rock had quite the challenge — putting on an engaging performance for the students who had just returned from an exhausting Tuesday afternoon was no easy task. Despite this, they were ready to fill the TSD with their infectious enthusiasm and energy at their showcase, Rock In 2018.

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