Author: Hsiao Jia Ying (23A01C)

Blood, Sweat and Tears: Boys’ Hockey Finals

Reading Time: 7 minutes

By Hsiao Jia Ying (23A01C) and Johnathan Lim (23S03M)

“…grit, skill and absolutely fabulous teamwork” 

Mr Frederick Yeo, Principal

You’ve heard Mr Yeo speak about the match. You’ve seen the Straits Times article. That’s right, Raffles managed to clutch victory yet again. In fact, Raffles Hockey has been dominating the championships for a while now, with our team winning our fifth title in a row this year.

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RI200 Special: The Hunt to Find a Home

Reading Time: 4 minutes

By Tang Lanyun (23S05A) and Hsiao Jia Ying (23A01C)

To every RI student, the House system seems almost like an immutable part of the school, given how deeply entrenched it is in our school culture. However, it has not  always been this way. 

When looking back on RI’s history, 2005 stands out as a year that brought a remarkable whirlwind of change to the school. Alongside the move to its brand-new Bishan campus, RI (then RJC) was awarded independent status and was the first pre-university institution in Singapore to receive the pinnacle School Excellence Award. All this was accompanied by a wave of educational reforms, including a revised A-level syllabus, which meant the ‘triple science’ combination (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Math) were soon to be a thing of the past. Students and teachers alike felt as though the college was at a crossroads amidst a swiftly-changing educational landscape. 

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Teachers’ Day 2022: Teachers’ Pets

Reading Time: 8 minutes

By Jolene Yee Xin Yi (23S03A), Nicolle Yeo Minh (23A01D) and Hsiao Jia Ying (23A01C)

No, not that kind of “teachers’ pet”. We’re referring to the literal furry household companions here. In this Teachers’ Day special, we explore the difficult (but rewarding!) journey into pet ownership by three enthusiastic educators: Mr Derek Tan (Biology), Ms Evangeline Tan (Knowledge Skills, GP) and Mr Patrick Wong (Knowledge Skills, GP).

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Interesting Hobbies: A Collection of Collectors

Reading Time: 8 minutes

By Hsiao Jia Ying (23A01C), Natalie Tan (23A01B), and Tay Yu Ning (23S06E)

When asked about how they spend their free time, the average RI student would probably respond with: “I play video games!”, “I listen to music!”, or even the very sad, “I’m behind on lectures so I have no free time”. But for Randall Neo (23A01E), his hobby is collecting vinyls. Every once in a while, he goes down to the vinyl store to flip through their vinyls, before picking out just one or two that he likes. 

Randall is but one of several students in RI who have the uncommon hobby of collecting unconventional items. 

From empty bubble tea cups to bus memorabilia and twentieth-century-pressed vinyls, these students’ hobbies have allowed them to discover a new side to themselves as well as connect with others having similar interests. 

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