Loh Zhao Hong (23S03A)

RI200 Special: Alumni and Students

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By Alison Tan (23S03A), Loh Zhao Hong (23S03A) and Noh Sangeun (23S06Q)

In the lead-up to our Bicentennial celebrations on 28 May, Raffles Press presents our series of projects in line with the theme of ‘Honouring the Past by Inspiring the Future’.

First up, we take a look at the differences between school culture in the past and present, through conversations between alumni and current students:

CII 2023: HBL — Thoughts from the Covid Batches

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By Noh Sangeun (23S06Q), Ong Huay Xin (HCI), Yang Jiayu (HCI), Celenne Cheong (NJC), and Wan Allyna (VJC)

This video is part of the 5th Edition of Cross Island Impressions. CII is a national student paper written by student journalists across Singapore. This year’s edition will comprise publications from teams spanning 8 different schools: DHS, EJC, HCI, NJC, NUSH, RGS, RI, and VJC. Each team of writers collaborated to produce a video and a photojournalistic article. Come read the 5th Edition of CII here, and watch the videos here!

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Women in STEM: How It’s Going

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By Noh Sangeun (23S06Q)

As far back as 1939, underemployment of women in scientific fields was being identified as a problem by women scientists in the United States. Though it took decades for the general public to start listening to them, the women in STEM movement has since found a considerable amount of success — the sheer number of times we use the term should be a testament to that.

So I was somewhat surprised to find that the numbers don’t paint the rosiest picture of the situation; only about 30% of the world’s researchers are women. Though that is a huge improvement from 8% of STEM workers in the United States in 1970, it is still a long way from complete parity.

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A-Level 2023 Features: Pursuing Their Passions

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By Low Jing Kai (24S03H), Noh Sangeun (23S06Q) and Saara Katyal (23S05A)

Hee Ker Ru

Hee Ker Ru (22A13B) has never been one to conform. With her self-proclaimed “colourful, kitschy, karang guni aesthetic”, she turns heads whenever she dresses up in public. She applies the same singular ethos to her artistic pursuits, and has blossomed into a bona fide artist with a bold style and constant desire to improve. 

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Koreans of RI

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By Noh Sangeun (23S06Q)

My fun fact is having a backup fun fact: that I’m Korean. As Shin Jiyeon (23S03O) puts it, the common response to this is that everyone already knows.

While it might not make for an exciting self-introduction, being Korean has certainly shaped my experience in Singapore, as it presumably has for the twenty thousand-odd others of Korean nationality living in the country. For this article, I interviewed four Korean RI students to find out more about their perspectives on living in Singapore as Koreans.

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