Faith Ho (22A01A)

Bringing the Championship Home: Girls’ Softball Finals 2022

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By Faith Ho (22A01A) and Natalie Tan (23A01B)

Photos courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society

On 24 May, RI’s Softball Girls team stepped onto the River Valley High School field to play finals against Hwa Chong, whom they had been defeated by in one of the preliminary rounds. Fresh from a stunning victory against 5-time champion ACJC in a nail-biting match, the team were eager to seize this opportunity to clinch the gold and steal back a win from Hwa Chong.

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RIPE Concert 2022: Ad Astra

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By Anamika Ragu (23A01A), Faith Ho (22A01A), Faith Wan (23S02B) and Tay Yu Ning (23S06E)

After being unable to hold concerts for the past two years due to the pandemic, Raffles Institution Piano Ensemble (RIPE) returned in style on May 17, 2022. Audience members were greeted with glittering star-themed decorations, which transformed LT2 into a celestial space—a hint of the dazzling performances to come. 

“As we were unable to have a concert last year […] we were more motivated than usual to perform our best in front of a live audience.” 

Roger Zhang (22S06D)

The concert, performed by the graduating batch of RIPE, centred around the story of a Little Prince exploring the stars and Earth (with the eponymous title “Ad Astra”).

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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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Setting Journalism Alight: A Review of “Writing With Fire”

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By Faith Ho (22A01A)

The pen is mightier than the sword.

Nowhere is this more apparent than a scene in Writing With Fire, where journalist Meera Devi video-interviews a rising youth political leader who demonstrates pulling out a sword. The blade’s edges catch the straggling lines of light in the dark space as it arcs in the small space. She only looks at him unflinchingly. 

Writing With Fire is a critically acclaimed documentary that delves into Khabar Lahariya, a small independent journalism company in India run by women in Uttar Pradesh, India. It was nominated for Best Documentary at the 2022 Oscars, and is a 2021 Sundance Film Festival Winner. Among its other glowing reviews, it was also chosen as the New York Times’ Critics’ Pick. 

All for good reason—it is an incisive and inspiring look into the power of journalism. 

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