Author: Dang Tran Minh Phuong (24A01A)

An Ode to Waffles…

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By Arissa Binte Kamaruzaman (24A01A), Camillia Anum Mohamad Ashraff (24S03B), Cao Yuhan (24S03M), Chandrasekaran Shreya (24S06A), Cheah Zong Heng (24S06P), Chia Kei Yin (24S03C), Dang Tran Minh Phuong (Annie) (24A01A)

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.

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The Good Place: the Wave that Became My Ocean

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By Dang Tran Minh Phuong (Annie) (24A01A)

A screenshot from Season 1 Episode 1 “Everything is Fine” of Eleanor waking up. 


Or is it? When Eleanor Shellstrop sat on the couch in the afterlife, looking at the wall, everything was fine for her. She had just died and was completely oblivious to her entire situation—she didn’t have a lot to worry about. I, however, am very much alive and very (overly) aware of my situation—what do I make of my life?

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Raffles Refurbishes: J Block

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By Arissa Binte Kamaruzaman (24A01A), Dang Tran Minh Phuong (24A01A) and Shannen Lim En-Qi (24A01A)

Fresh coats of paint. New air-conditioning and whiteboards. A sense of renewal. J Block has been renovated! Raffles Press interviews students and our esteemed principal, Mr Frederick Yeo, on the recent renovations at J Block and what is to come.

According to Mr Yeo, upcoming renovations include replacing the parasols by the canteen, switching to LED lights to reduce our school’s carbon footprint and clearing the centrally located lockers to make way for new, clean study spaces for all students. On an even more exciting note, the chairs and floors of LT 3, 4, 5 and 6 will be replaced to make learning even more conducive. In the future, RI students can look forward to a cleaner, greener and more inclusive school environment for all!

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SYF 2023: Raffles Chorale

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By Dang Tran Minh Phuong (24A01A) and Cheah Zong Heng (24S06P)

Flashes of red followed by the pattering of steps as the members took their positions on the stage of the concert hall in the School of the Arts. Silence sitting heavy on the ears of the audience. A bow from Chorale’s conductor, Mr Toh. 

The performance was about to begin.

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BREAKING NEWS: RI’s Largest-Ever Homeroom Reshuffle

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By Arissa Binte Kamaruzaman (24A01A), Camillia Anum Mohamad Ashraff (24S03B), Dang Tran Minh Phuong (24A01A), Vera Heng (24S03R)

There’s a price tag on everything. For RI’s upcoming major renovations and installations, the price tag is significantly heftier: a rotational displacement of classes. 

The constant droning of equipment within the school grounds should have signalled to everyone that renovations are underway in several parts of the school. From Block A to Block J, this process is a large-scale one that will spill over from the holidays and affect the daily lives of Rafflesians.

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