Mirella Ang (22A01C)

From Teddy Lovers to Teddy Superfans: the People Behind @RafflesTeddy

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By Mirella Ang (22A01C) and Tay Yu Ning (23S06E)

“Teddy, stop moving!” exclaimed Yee Shao Hua (23S02A), as he attempted to get Teddy to stand still. “We usually have the opposite problem. Usually he doesn’t move at all.”

Shao Hua is one of the three people responsible for running the @rafflesteddy account on Instagram. Along with former students Rachel Lim (21S06J) and Xe Anong (21S06B), he takes photos of Teddy and uploads them onto the account. Having accumulated over 3000 followers over a span of 3 years, it is quite clear that their account (and by extension Teddy) is very popular amongst both present and former students.

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An Unyielding Spirit: Rugby Finals 2022

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By Lim Yong Le (22S03M) and Mirella Ang (22A01C) 

Photos courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society.

6 May 2022 was a swelteringly hot day as the MOE Evans Road field stand filled rapidly with eager spectators. The atmosphere was electric. Student Councillors kicked off the drum beat, leading the Rafflesian crowd in a set of boisterous cheers. Not to be outdone, the ACS(I) students, clad in their signature red, blue, and gold responded with a round of their own shouting—testimony to the long-standing ACS(I)-RI rugby rivalry. 

This year would mark the latest match in the finals against ACS(I), our long-time rival.

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High and Low Notes: The Lives of Professional Musicians

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By Mirella Ang (22A01C) 

The last concert I played with the Singapore National Youth Orchestra (SNYO) was with a soloist whom the management was incredibly excited about. The SNYO head even told us that “[watching him play] has been one of [her] life’s dreams”. But judging by the politely blank expressions of some fellow musicians, I wasn’t the only one who had no idea how big a deal he was. 

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Ori’22 Behind-The-Scenes Podcast Episode 3: OGLs

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By Mei Feifei (22A13A), Mirella Ang (22A01C)

With hosting by Hong Wan Jing (22S06F), and guests Go Maomi Rosseli (22A13A), Megan Sierra Chan (22A13B), Trevor Lee (22A13A), Yu Xuan Tan (22S07A)

Orientation is undoubtedly a wonderful highlight for most Year 5s coming into RI, fresh from their secondary school days. But what really went on behind-the-scenes? How did the Year 6s make the programme run so smoothly? Was everything as wondrous as they had hoped? We invited 15 Year 6s involved in this year’s Orientation to spill the tea on everything Wonderland.

This is Episode #3 of the Press Podcast: Ori’22 Edition.

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Ori’22 Behind-The-Scenes Podcast Episode 2: Dance Team

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By Mei Feifei (22A13A), Mirella Ang (22A01C)

With guests Chin Hui Fang (22S03H), Derek Huang (22S02A), Shermaine Lim (22S03N), Vienna Fiorella Anong (22S06Q)

Orientation is undoubtedly a wonderful highlight for most Year 5s coming into RI, fresh from their secondary school days. But what really went on behind-the-scenes? How did the Year 6s make the programme run so smoothly? Was everything as wondrous as they had hoped? We invited 15 Year 6s involved in this year’s Orientation to spill the tea on everything Wonderland.

This is Episode #2 of the Press Podcast: Ori’22 Edition.

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