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Crepúsculo: Orientation 2021

Reading Time: 12 minutes

By Afeef Ikhwan (21A13B) and Sara Chia (21S03G)

Once upon a time, the Mary Mountains were kept peaceful by the power of the Sun and the Moon, the kingdom’s Ruler, as well as the five Houses. However, with the weakening of house spirit in the kingdom, the five Houses must restore the balance between the Sun and the Moon to ensure that the sacred state of twilight is not lost forever.

Crepúsculo, literally translating to “twilight” in Spanish, is the theme of this year’s orientation programme! Crepúsculo interlinks a multitude of metaphors. The time spent in junior college is beautiful yet momentary, and as such, should be appreciated while it lasts, much like how twilight is a transitionary period between day and night. Additionally, activities planned for the orientation programme are both safe and adventurous, taking safe management measures (SMMs) into account. 

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Prelude to the Bicentennial: RAM Virtual Gallery

Reading Time: 5 minutes

By Matthew Ethan Ramli (21S03F)

In an effort to connect ex-Rafflesians and the public to the institution, the Raffles Archives and Museum (RAM) recently launched its virtual exhibition. This event,  as part of a wider countdown, marks the 850th day till RI’s bicentennial.

Visitors to the site are invited into a virtual replica of the museum, captured using 360-degree cameras and digital modelling. Akin to the streetscapes on Google Street View, site-users can navigate through the various exhibits by tapping on the intended location.

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CCA Previews ’21: Film Society

Reading Time: 3 minutes

By Chu Sida (21A01A), Quartermaster, Alyssa Khoo Wen Yan (21S03H), Treasurer, Loke Sun Yi (21A01B), Vice-Chairperson, and Chiang Yee Ting Isabelle (21A13A), Chairperson

We’re not sure if you know this yet, but you’re actually a wizard. The camera is your wand: powerful, precious, and full of light. Your spells? Film techniques, everything from colour theory to editing tricks. Your Professors of the Arts, calmly waiting for you nervous first-years to step hesitantly across our protective threshold, are our lovely film teachers Ms Joanna Ng and Ms Audrey Tan. Not to mention, we, your excited seniors, anxious to see you arrive from across the moat in your little boats, fascinated by just about everything. Yes, you’ve finally received it: this is your official invitation letter to Hogwarts.

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CCA Previews ’21: Track and Field

Reading Time: 2 minutes

By Roy Ng (21S06N), Captain and Emily Ong (21S06P), Captain

When you think about track, you might envision a painful, monotonous, individualistic sport with no real need for teamwork. You might imagine a group of jocks only caring about how fast they can run, how high they can jump, or how far they can throw. But track is so much more than just that.

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CCA Previews ’21: Raffles Street Dance

Reading Time: 4 minutes

By Matthew Ting (21A13A), Chairperson

“5…6…7…8… RSD NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA EHHHHHHH!!!” 

Arms outstretched towards the centre, palms stacked on top of one another’s, you, the team, cheer one last time. With hasty but firm footsteps, you approach the stage, your crewmates by your side. Taking one last glimpse at the comfort of the curtains on the side of the stage, you set your eyes on the audience. The lights dim, the bass of the soundtrack amplifying in the background, and the show begins. Welcome to Raffles Street Dance!

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