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Cross Island Impressions: Issue #4

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By Mei Feifei (22A13A), on behalf of Raffles Press

The theme for this year’s Cross Island Impressions is ‘Through the Journalist’s Lens’. This theme provides two areas for exploration: first, where does the journalist look for newsworthy stories? There are many things that the average student takes for granted — think something as commonplace and mundane as online lectures — that deserve behind-the-scenes stories. Second, where does the future of journalism lie? The world’s largest newspaper publications have gone multimedia in response to their audiences’ changing needs: a three minute video with suitable graphics and engaging animations is much preferred to a traditional three thousand word article.

The 2022 edition of Cross Island Impressions thus aims to look at where we can find our stories now, and how we can harness the power of photo, audio and video to supplement our craft.

On behalf of Raffles Press, I hope you enjoy reading Cross Island Impressions Issue 4: Through the Journalist’s Lens.

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Smashing the Competition: Girls’ Badminton Finals 2022

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By Mandy Wong (22S03C) and Sophie Goh (22S07B)

Photos courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society.

After scoring a clean sweep of 5 matches against RVHS in the semi-finals, the RI Girls’ Badminton team returned to the courts once again to take on their long-time rival, Hwa Chong Institution (HCI), in the A Division Finals on 9 May.   

Team captain Ilisha Tanasekar (22S03M) had said after the semi-final match that the team was eager to “continue their winning streak from the previous years before COVID.” Being the favourites, the team felt increased pressure to live up to their past record, which proved to be more difficult considering how the pandemic had affected their training sessions. 

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CCA Previews ’19: Floorball

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Dylan Wong (19S06J), Boys Captain and Koe Chua (19A13A), Girls Vice-Captain

In Raffles Floorball, we believe that anything is possible. On court, there are no limits to what one can do – 45 seconds a shift to decide to pass, dribble, shoot, or create a magical play-up that gets you the goal. Floorball is a fast-paced and intense game that teaches you to outwit and outdo your opponents by being the most determined and creative that you can be.

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CCA Previews ’19: Badminton

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Timothy Phang (19S03T) and Li Zheng Yu (19S06Q)

As you step onto the court, you start feeling the pressure; you hear your coaches encouraging you, you hear the supporters, your heart pounding furiously, the adrenaline rush…

There is no other feeling in the world like this, especially when you’re playing for Raffles Badminton.

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