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CCA Previews ’22: Audio Visual Unit 

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By AVU EXCO’21-’22  

What’s cooler than having microphones, speakers and a smoke machine displayed in your CCA photo? Joining the dark side! Well, we call it the dark side because we’re literally in the dark and behind the scenes most of the time. 

Welcome to the wonderful world of Audio Visual Unit (AVU)! Here, you will find that almost no one knows that you exist until you mess up: A place where mistakes and mishaps are plentiful, you’ll almost certainly develop the magical ability to improvise, compromise and come up with innovative solutions to make sure “The Show Must Go On!” In AVU, members need to learn to be independent and fortunately, our best friend is Google! Don’t worry too much though, your seniors will always be willing to give you a hand in the dark side. 

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CCA Previews ‘22: Astronomy Club

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By Tan Keng Guan (22S03H), Chairperson, Aman Pathak (22S06G), Academics IC and Lee Rui Jun Audrey (22A13A)

Ever find yourself wondering about what came before the Big Bang? Or contemplating the significance of our existence the night before a major exam? What about looking up at the night sky and thinking “Huh, pretty neat.”? If so, the Astronomy Club is the right place for you!

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CCA Previews ’22: Art Club

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By Raffles Art Club EXCO’22

Are you an aspiring art student but your parents want you to take H2 Econs instead of H2 Art (pain)? Are you notorious for doodling on your math tutorials? Do your 10 minute sketches end up taking half a day? Are you looking for like-minded individuals who share the same passion for drawing? 

Or maybe you just want to draw your anime waifus and K-drama husbandos (Gong Yoo I’m looking at you) but don’t know how to anatomy (don’t worry, I can’t anatomy either…)? 

Wow! Lucky you, because Art Club is the place for you! 

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A Night of Splendour with the Raffles Institution Chinese Orchestra

Reading Time: 5 minutesby Alex Tan (16S03B)

Pictures by Esther Chin, Victoria Ang and Nicole Lai

The orchestra is introduced.
The orchestra is introduced.

The full-house concert entitled “Splendour”, put up by the Raffles Institution Chinese Orchestra (RICO) last Saturday (16 April 2016), lived up to its name not only because it was, in brief, splendidly enjoyable, but also because it marked two splendid milestones for the performers: it was the first time that the Year 5–6 side of RICO was jointly staging a show with its Y1-4 counterpart, and it was the first time that alumni were invited as guest soloists. This huge, connected family kicked off the night on a scale befitting the occasion, playing the traditional imperial composition “The General’s Command” (将军令) with energetic virtuosity, conveying the enthusiasm of the soldiers within their even, regimented ranks.

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Becoming an Innovative (and Inclusive) Society

Reading Time: 4 minutesby Lex-xis (16S03M)
Photos courtesy of Raffles Archives and Museum

DPM talk
DPM Tharman speaking to students of Raffles Institution in the Albert Hong Hall.

On 22 February 2016, Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam addressed the Year 2–4 students as well as guests from other schools as part of the annually-organized National Affairs Lecture Series. In his lecture, entitled ‘Becoming an Innovative Society’, DPM Tharman covered the growing need for Singapore to become an innovative yet still inclusive society, and offered insights into how we as a nation might go about achieving these goals.

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