Being a Rafflesian may be a vastly different adventure for different people, but the spark of joy when a classmate asks “Anyone wants something from Chill?”, the anticipation of biting into a freshly-baked waffle, and the glee in comparing waffle flavours with friends are central parts of the RI experience. Raffles Press dives into stories behind the waffle-making process and what waffles truly mean to Rafflesians.
By Cao Yuhan (24S03M) and Chandrasekaran Shreya (24S06A)
Have you been true to yourself recently? Have you been real?
From 27th July to 4th August, Raffles Peer Helpers (RPH) held their annual Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW). The Peer Helpers made our weeks extremely lively with informative booths about mental health and sweet popcorn distributed to cure Monday blues. Not to mention, the catchy pop music during lunch time (featuring hits from Troye Sivan, Harry Styles and many more), soulful tunes from Raffles Jazz and energetic performances from Raffles Rock during their buskings was the cherry on top.
By Cao Yuhan (24S03M), Chandrasekaran Shreya (24S06A)
“That very first wave; it really seemed like there was no light at the end of the tunnel.”
Dr Tang Kong Choong
In light of Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW), Dr Tang Kong Choong visited RI to share his insights on and experiences with mental health. With a focus on the unique multitude of setbacks COVID-19 had presented to us–his sharing served as the perfect opener, with many Rafflesians relating to the process of picking themselves up from failure or mishap.
By Chandrasekaran Shreya (24S06A), Low Jing Kai (24S03H) and Vera Heng (24S03R)
With the advent of social media and short-form content, journalists nowadays have a greater variety of ways to present and disseminate their stories and better engage their audience. Understanding how to effectively utilise the tools at our disposal, while keeping up with trends to tell interesting and nuanced stories, is the foundation of quality journalism. However, in order to truly understand the ever-evolving landscape of modern journalism, we have to immerse ourselves ‘in the midst of things’, which is the theme of this year’s Pressing Ahead, an inter-JC conference for student journalists.