Author: Raffles Press

CCA Previews ’22: Raffles Interact

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By Ong Sze Ying Gelyn (22S03I), President; Khoo An Xian (22SO6E), Vice-President; Lim Wei Jie, Roy (22S03L), Vice-President

The heart of a volunteer is never measured in size, but by the depth of their commitment to make a difference in the lives of others. 

Likewise, Interact is guided by our motto: Service before self. Pre-Covid-19, Interactors visited service centers on a weekly basis to volunteer. Our seniors befriended elderly at care centres, tutored children from disadvantaged backgrounds and planned enriching activities for those with special needs. 

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The Brain of the Student Body

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This is the foreword of Issue 3 of Cross Island Impressions, a national student paper, the product of a collaboration between 8 different school newspapers. You can read the full issue here.

By Shaun Loh (21A01A)

One of my seniors once mentioned that a school paper should strive to be the heartbeat of the student body. To me, that metaphor so aptly encapsulates the meaning and purpose of student journalism—to nourish and pump life into the school community. Notwithstanding, I also found another bodily metaphor to be just as fitting: the brain, the organ that triggers networks and connections. Just as student journalism can resonate on an intimate, personal level, it can also provide a platform for novel perception and understanding. 

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Preview: Cross Island Impressions Issue Three

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Cross Island Impressions is back again, with its third issue!

Cross Island Impressions is a national student paper, written and edited by student journalists from 8 different JCs in Singapore. We are now on the third run of CII. For the past semester, 100 student journalists worked with one another to write op-eds regarding a range of topics. We will be publishing articles written by both Raffles Press and Eunoia Junior College (EJC)’s Press staff writers in the subsequent week! Stay tuned. 

Read Issue Three here. You can also read Issues 1 and 2 in this catalogue.

Homes Away from Home—Places of Significance in EJC and RI

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This was written in collaboration with EJC Press as part of Issue 2 of Cross Island Impressions, an inter-JC Press collaboration. You can read Issue 2 here.

By Elizabeth Paulyn Gostelow (21A01B; RI), Ray Lim (21A13A; RI), Jovan Lim (20-U1; EJC), and Leia Ong (20-O5; EJC)

The rustling of pages and the occasional whirring of printers. Perpetual chatter and laughter characteristic of the canteen. Pounding music and enthusiastic voices in rehearsal, heard from a mile away. Gusts of wind whooshing over benches of students hunched over their work. 

Regardless of the school we hail from—Eunoia Junior College (EJC) or Raffles Institution (RI)—certain sights and sounds are not just incredibly distinctive, but are also genuine trademarks of our day-to-day lives as students. 

Have you ever wondered about what campus life is like in EJC and RI? In this article, writers from these adjacent schools rediscover eleven places of significance in our beloved campuses—our homes away from home. Read on to find out what makes these seemingly innocuous places so unique, vibrant, and above all, indispensable to our student lives.

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An EJ-RI Opinion: Is Blended Learning Helpful?

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This was written in collaboration with EJC Press as part of Issue 2 of Cross Island Impressions, an inter-JC Press collaboration. You can read Issue 2 here.

By Sara Chia (21S03G; RI), Koo ii (21S05A; RI), Soh Iwin (20-E5; EJC), Ng Teck Zhong (20-E5; EJC) 

If you told us last year that Home Based Learning would become the norm, we would not have taken you seriously.

Alas, now that we have gotten all too familiar with online learning provisions, what do Eunoians and Rafflesians think about the new arrangements for 2021? 

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