Author: Darren Wong (24S03C)

Aunt Agony and Uncle Upset: Reducing Excessive Stress

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By Pan Haotian (24A01B) and Darren Wong (24S03C, Peer Helper)

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.

What should I do if my stress is making it hard for me to eat and sleep? I don’t know how to reduce the stress because it is how I feel and it is hard to change.

Stressed-Out Sebastian

Dear Stressed-Out Sebastian,

“Stress” may be the 1740th most common word in the English language (thank you, Google), but it’s likely the most common word in any Rafflesian’s vocabulary. For many of us, stress is no longer an exception in an otherwise peaceful school term: it’s the new normal. Yet we need to remember that just because something is common doesn’t mean that it’s normal, and behind the commonplace complaint of stress hides entirely unordinary symptoms. 

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From the Past to Present: Gryphon Cup 2023

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By Cheah Zong Heng (24S06P) and Darren Wong (24S03C) 
Photographs courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society

On 29 July, Raffles’ Basketball players from the past and present alike converged on the Basketball courts enveloping the courts in a hubbub of activity. With a diverse spectrum of age groups, both male and female Basketball players took to the courts to engage in friendly matches against one another. 

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A Smashing Victory: Boys’ Badminton Finals 2023

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By Darren Wong (24S03C) and Low Jing Kai (24S03H)
All photographs courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society.

On 17 May, our Raffles Boys Badminton team took on Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) (ACS(I)) for the coveted title of first place for the National School Games A Division Boys Championship 2023. Having achieved first place the past five years, the boys were under pressure to perform this feat once again.

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