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RJCO: SYF Distinction

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By Lim Jing Rong (18A03A), Lynn Hong (18A13A) and Sheryl Gwee (18A01D)

NUS Cultural Center music hall, before the performances began

For most of us, the phrase “Chinese orchestra” brings back echoes of cheesy Chinese New Year standards, looped endlessly over the crackling sound systems of neighbourhood malls. At best, it calls to mind the refrains of rather dated wuxia movies and serial dramas.

RJCO’s Singapore Youth Festival, however, is bound to reverse these mistaken notions, with each of the Chinese Orchestra’s members skillfully manipulating their instruments to present an expressive, enthralling and cohesive performance.

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Pressing Ahead 2017: The Community Through The Journalist’s Eye

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By Ashley Tan (18A13A) and Zacchaeus Chok (18S03O)

Student journalist – not exactly the most prestigious job around, or even one that is frequently sought after. Nor is it an easy job, with frequent late nights on Google Docs, scouring for website-worthy pictures and harassing subjects for interviews. While student journalists around Singapore may have had a taste of the perils that the job brings, the kind of experience that each journalist has would undoubtedly vary from school to school.

Raffles Press’ Pressing Ahead Conference provided the opportune platform for student journalists from 7 very different institutions to collaborate and learn from one another.

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