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Smashing the Competition: Girls’ Badminton Finals 2022

Reading Time: 6 minutes

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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Raffles Reads: Land of Sand and Song

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Mandy Wong (22S03C)

Raffles Reads is a collaboration between Raffles Press and Times Reads which aims to promote a reading culture among Singaporean students.

Rating: 3/5

At first glance, Joyce Chua’s Land of Sand and Song seems like a typical YA novel filled with historical fiction and fantasy tropes. There’s a strong-willed princess for its heroine, a rogue prince for its hero and plenty of political drama that I recognise from dipping my toes into Chinese historical dramas. Little did I expect to open it and only stop when I reached the last page.

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Rank It! Special Edition: Online Games

Reading Time: 19 minutes

Feeling bored at home? Well, have no fear as Raffles Press has got you covered this June holidays! We have specially come up with a whole list of games that you can indulge yourself in and add a bit of spice to your life. After much research, we proudly present to you our top 9 online games that you can play in your free time!

So sit back, relax and get your App Store ready for some great game additions to your phone!

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RJCO SYF 2021: The Seven Colours of Harmony Movement II

Reading Time: 3 minutes

By Andrea Ng (22S06B) and Mandy Wong (22S03C)

Imagine this: you are standing in a vast field, cool air rippling through your hair. Ahead of you are towering mountains that seem to go on and on, their contours highlighted by faint sunlight. The wind picks up speed gradually, accompanied by the rustle of grass stalks as they collide against one another, leaving you with an unparalleled feeling of freedom and excitement.

While we are unable to head to such scenic places right now, we can certainly picture them in our minds with the help of music—and RJCO helps us do just that. On 29 April, Chinese Orchestra headed down to SCO Concert Hall for their SYF showcase, where they performed a piece on an online broadcast. The piece in question was 七彩之和 II.《黄·山之歌》(The Seven Colours of Harmony Movement II “Yellow · Song of the Mountains”). Inspired by the Korean diaspora in China, the piece reflects distinctive elements of traditional Korean music, notably through its free and unrestrained tunes. 

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