Author: Raffles Press

RSS Mental Health Strand 2021

Reading Time: 7 minutes

By Elizabeth Paulyn Gostelow (21A01B) and Max Chwa (21A01B)

One thing’s clear: everyone needs a breather from JC life.  

The pandemic’s impact extends far beyond the physical realm. How many more online classes, cancelled CCA sessions and shortened MEP curriculums can one student take? The lack of social interaction in our schedules has undoubtedly had detrimental effects on our mental health. Avenues for relieving stress—from movie watch parties at the Shaw Foundation Library to visiting My Rest Space (MRS)—have been closed off, leaving Rafflesians with a sense of choicelessness and entrapment.   

But enough of bemoaning such downers. The Raffles Science Symposium’s Mental Health Strand is here to help students grapple with these issues!

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CCA Previews ’21: Rugby

Reading Time: 2 minutes

By Raffles Rugby

Ruggers are often associated with the terms “noisy”, “violent” and “trouble makers”, and that’s not entirely wrong. Known for making a little too much noise in the canteen, sleeping in lectures, and never staying away from trouble, we are all that and much more.

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CCA Previews ’21: Hockey

Reading Time: 3 minutes

By Satyaprakashan (21A13B), Boys’ Vice-Captain, Carrie Kam (21S03M), Girls’ Captain, Iva Idris (21S03G), Girls’ Vice-Captain, and Reanne Lim (21S03F), Girls’ Vice-Captain

Hockey. What exactly is it—floorball on the field? Ice hockey, minus the ice? Being a lesser-known sport, hockey may seem daunting at first glance. Such apprehension increases when one catches a glimpse of players decked out in their full protective gear, shin guards and gloves galore. 

But fear not, for many of our members started out just like you—without prior experience of any sort. There are truly very few prerequisites for this sport. One does not need to have come from a sports CCA or have hockey experience, for stamina and skills can all be developed eventually. All that is required is a positive training attitude, namely enthusiasm, the willingness to try new skills and learn from mistakes, and a spirit of excellence.

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The Raffles Press Experience: An Interview With Our Members

Reading Time: < 1 minute

By Raffles Press

Whether you’re considering Press as a potential CCA or you’re just simply curious about what we do at Press, we have compiled interviews from the Batch of 2021 in this short video for you to find out more about our CCA! For more content like this, do follow our Instagram (@rafflespress)! More information about Raffles Press can be found on our CCA Preview.

CCA Previews ’21: Raffles Press

Reading Time: 3 minutes

By Shaun Loh (21A01A), Chairperson

Back when school was closed during circuit breaker, Press was still up and running, churning out articles on HBL and online school activities. When school reopened in Term 3 and live CCA sessions still couldn’t resume, Press was busy preparing for its Teacher’s Day edition.

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