Author: Edna Lim (22S03F)

Things Left Unsaid

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By Edna Lim (22S03F)

All quotes in this article are kept anonymous to protect the identity of our interviewees.

At some point of time in our lives, we’ve all had the experience of wanting to express certain things but not being able to say them: because we lack the courage, because we’re trying to protect someone we love (ourselves included), because of the fear of it being awkward, or because it’s just too late to do so. 

The implications of withholding our thoughts might not seem significant at present — not saying anything hardly seems to affect us or the relationship. But when we no longer have the chance to say these things, the lack of closure can lead to a buildup of regret and grievance when we remember the time we had taken for granted. That is why we should say the things we want to say, before our chances start to turn away. 

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Is MBTI Legitimate?

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By Chloe Pudjo (22S03G), Edna Lim (22S03F), Faith Ho (22A01A), and Sophie Goh (22S07B)

50% of RI students believe that MBTI (Myer-Briggs Type Indicator) is an accurate representation of themselves. 

That’s the result of a survey that we recently conducted. While this percentage may seem large (or small, depending on who you talk to), it’s a nod to the growing popularity and trust Rafflesians have in this personality diagnosis. 

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RI Serves Up A Rousing Championship Game: Boys’ Badminton Finals 2022

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By Edna Lim (22S03F) and Sonia Maya (22A01C)

Photos courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society

Following a remarkable 5-0 win against Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) in the semifinals, the Team Raffles Badminton boys proved themselves to be a force to be reckoned with. On 9th May 2022, they stepped into the courts of Our Tampines Hub to face off against Dunman High School (DHS) in the long-awaited finals games.  

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A Panoply of Perplexities – Film’s Comeback, Stronger than a 90s Trend?

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By Edna Lim (22S03F), Hong Wan Jing (22S06F), Sonia Maya (22A01C)

Analog photography is particularly en vogue among JC students, even in Raffles now, with the burgeoning of a substantial film community in recent years. To the uninitiated, this pursuit and its enthusiasts may seem puzzling and almost…paradoxical? To find out more about the comeback of film, we took to the ‘streets’ to interview a few film enthusiasts among us. 

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CE01s in RI

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By Edna Lim (22S03F), Faith Ho (22A01A), Matthew Ethan Ramli (21S03F)

Have you ever thought about starting your own service project?

The Community Education Programme (CEP) is currently the predominant service framework in RI. Part of this framework is the Community Education form 1 (CE01), where students interested in initiating a service project of their own can apply to be endorsed by the school. This programme is introduced to Y5 students during the JIP/JAE induction programme, though students can opt to start or join a project at any point in the school year by filling out an online application. 

As a CE01, teams are assigned a teacher-mentor for counsel throughout their project. CE01s usually collaborate with external organisations to carry out initiatives for their beneficiaries – commonly seen ones in RI are those that target the elderly as well as children.

This framework was developed with the intent of encouraging students to translate their passion for particular causes into service to the community, honing their social consciousness, leadership, and civic responsibility in the process. 

Through the programme, [the students] will be more aware of the needs of the community and develop a better understanding of authentic problems, issues and concerns that affect us today. This will help them become strong leaders with a heart for service.”

– Mr Daniel Wong, a CE01 teacher-mentor

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