Author: Raffles Press

CCA Previews ’22: Taekwondo

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Written by: Max (22S03M), Captain, Sangeetha (22S03I), Captain, Emma (22S03D), Publicity Head, Zoe (22S06N), Welfare Head 

Taekwon-do you want to learn how to kick people? Regardless of whether your answer is yes or no, continue reading on! 

Taekwondo is an art of self-defence originating from Korea that emphasises kicking. It can teach you how to protect yourself in dangerous situations, making you better prepared for unexpected circumstances. Both people new and familiar to Taekwondo are welcome, as long as you have the interest, and are willing to commit and put in the effort! Now you can swiftly disarm an attacker and suavely kick their butt, or simply just run away for 5 minutes. 

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A Day in the Life of the Raffles Cat

Reading Time: 5 minutes

By Isabelle Tan (19S03S), Vanessa Lur (19S06Q), and Yoon Shwe Yee (19S03B)

Many Rafflesians would know of the sleek-looking cat with a glossy coat of grey and black fur lurking around the Y5–6 campus. He responds to the name Teddy and is most frequently spotted at the Crib, staring down the humans that pass him. Recently, Raffles Press stumbled upon a journal in the Crib, with the name Teddy scratched onto its hard cover, seemingly belonging to our feline friend. With the help of this mysterious diary, Raffles Press follows our feline friend around for a day to find out what an average day looks like through Teddy’s eyes.

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Budget Cuts: Fighting the Real Enemy

Reading Time: 4 minutesby Melissa Choi (16S06B)

ERRATA (Updated 3 May): Dancefeste was not discontinued due to budget cuts, as previously implied. Rather, it will now take place once every two years, due to a multitude of constraints. These corrections have been reflected in the caption of the Dramafeste photo below. We apologize for the error.

The writer is a member of the 35th Students’ Council and co-organizer of the recent Principals’ Dialogue. The views expressed in this article are her own.

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Sing a Song of Singlish: ELL Symposium 2016

Reading Time: 6 minutesBy Jeanne Tan (17A01B), Joan Ang (17A01B), Alex Tan (16S03B), Pictures by Guan Xin

The first thing one noticed about Dr Peter Tan was how little he corresponded to one’s pre-conceived image of a linguist: he was decked out in a lemon-yellow long-sleeved shirt and bright salmon-pink pants, his hair tamed in a bun, a smart bow tie crisply completing the look.

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Council Elections 2016: Fresh Spins, so All’s Fair

Reading Time: 4 minutesby Noor Adilah (17S06B), Jeanne Tan (17A01B), and Carman Chew (17A01D)

As Council nominees prepare their speeches and the school prepares to cast their votes, Raffles Press is here to distill key changes in the format of Council Elections, and their effects on campaigns this year. We got in touch with the Council secretaries and nominees to discuss the reasons for the changes and the effect that they could have on the elections.

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