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CCA Previews ’22: Raffles One Earth

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By Sohan Daniel Singh (22S06P), Chairperson and Sharmaine Lim (22S06F), Vice-Chairperson

Singapore has finally announced its Green Plan with ambitious targets, such as planting 1 million more trees by 2030 and quadrupling solar energy deployment by 2025. This is exciting news for all of us and is indeed heartening to hear, as it reaffirms the importance of environmental conservation and all our work. 

At Raffles One Earth, we wish to contribute to this. We look forward to playing our part in our own small ways to make Singapore’s goal to be environmentally sustainable one step closer to reality. While we may not be able to effect grand changes, which require time, we wish to instil a sense of urgency and agency within each Rafflesian and beyond through our student-led initiatives. We aim to empower individuals with knowledge on what they can do as an individual, and allow them to realise that they too have the power to be the change they want to see.

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CCA Previews ’22: Raffles Modern Dance

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By Soon Jiawei (22S03D), Chairperson, Chang Zixuan (22S03P), Vice Chairperson,  Jolene Koh (22S06R), Secretary, Treasurer and Wardrobe Mistress. 

About us:

Raffles Modern Dance is a bonded community (for illustration purposes: you can imagine bonds as strong as covalent bonds in diamond) consisting of a group of dancers who explore, appreciate and deepen our understanding of contemporary dance together.  Our instructor Mr Goh Shou Yi not only teaches us about the intricacies of Dance, but also about body awareness when dancing. Under his guidance, dancers grow into passionate and confident individuals.

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CCA Previews ’22: Jazz

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By Ng Jing Wei (22S03C), Chairperson, Kuah Gene Qhee (22S03C), Vice-Chairperson, Lim Le Kiat Noah (22S07A), Quartermaster, Chan Wee Chia (22S03L), Secretary

Jazz: what is it like?

What is Jazz, you may ask? That’s hard to define. Jazz is music, but with extra seasoning and a whole lot of spice. Who can reject that? Jazz might seem like a foreign, or even intimidating term to some of you, yet it is in fact commonly observable in daily life. From the music playing at MRT stations during your commute to school, to the lofi girl you listen to when you study, jazz is everywhere!

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CCA Previews ’22: Swimming

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By Bonnie Yeo Lu-Anne (22S06O), Captain, Yvette Teo (22S06H), Vice-Captain, Leon Tay (22S06O), Captain, Luke Sin (22S06H), Vice-Captain

“The best way to legally get brown hair”. That’s Swimming for you.

But even if brown hair isn’t your thing, we urge you to read on! Because there are still a multitude of reasons why Swimming is a CCA you should seriously consider. 

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CCA Previews ’22: Softball

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By Adele Yuen (22S06M), Girls’ Captain and Denise Tan (22S03J), Girls’ Vice Captain

Left? Right? Think fast. You have a total of 4.5 seconds to react and throw the runner out, not including the 1 second it takes for the ball to reach you. Standing there, everything is a blur except the yellow speck that is slowly expanding in the mere 0.95 seconds it’s taking to reach you. Your breath hitches and the cogs of your muscle memory click into place. You’d do anything it takes to stop the ball. With wholehearted faith, you launch your entire body into a dive… 

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