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CCA Previews ’19: Basketball

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By Tan Kang Yi (19S03F), Girls’ Captain, and Bridget Lum (19S03C), Girls’ Vice Captain

Have you ever seen people playing basketball or heard the sound of shoes squeaking against the floor and the excited hollers of both players and spectators? Ever admired Stephen Curry’s shooting form or Kyrie Irving’s handles? If you’ve ever wanted to start playing basketball, now is a good time as any. Besides being able to participate in exhilarating matches, if you find sweating it out, physical contact, and bonding with your teammates through trainings exciting, basketball might just be the right CCA for you!

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Team Raffles Games: Week 1

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By Raffles Press

The snitch has been released! Over the past week, members from all five houses fought to do their houses proud, in a series of games that saw victors fall from grace and underdogs rise to glory overnight. But daily morning updates of the overall house standings don’t tell the full picture. Raffles Press investigates and reports back on the various TRGs organised by the CCAs.
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Farewell Editorial: A Tradition to Archive

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By Bay Jia Wei (17S06R)

A soapbox, an inter-school conference, a dramatic blunder, a Reddit feature, many movie reviews, and a good number of opinion editorial (Op-ed) hits later, Raffles Press has broken new ground. As always, thank you to our readership – Rafflesian and non-Rafflesian alike – for having a humble school press’ webpage on your browser, and for supporting student journalism.

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SYF 2017: Guitar, Don’t Fret

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By Carman Chew (17A01D) and Nadiya Nesseer (17S03B)

Upon the signal to begin the gruelling 10-minute tuning session, the cold, bare tuning room lit up with tuners flashing orange and green as guitarists scrambled to get their instrument to the perfect pitch. Seconds before the ensemble began their final practice run, guitarron player Novis Lim (17S03M) shot her hand up, calling for the conductor — something was wrong with her strings.

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Ombré 2017: A Burst Of Colour

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By Nerissa Loe (17A13A), Tapasya Singh (17S03C), Sabariesh Ilankathir (17A13A), and Lakshminarayanan Kaushik Rangaraj (17S06P)
Photos by Christabelle Farand Effendy (18S06M) and Ang Jo Li Jolie (18S06R) of Raffles Photographic Society

Street Dance: the first image that comes to mind is that of casually-dressed dancers performing energetic hip-hop moves and incredible stunts. However, it is so much more than just one genre. On the 20th and 21st of April, Raffles Street Dance showcased five different genres of dance through Ombré — consisting of Urban, Hip Hop, Street Jazz, Girls Hip Hop and Contemporary — in a thrilling twenty-minute long performance. Most astoundingly, four of these were even choreographed by members of the CCA.

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