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Capriccio: Orientation 2019 Preview

Reading Time: 4 minutes

By Shervon Lee (19S06A)

Photographs courtesy of the 38th Student Council and Film Society.

Are OGs sorted by name in alphabetical order? Do we get to choose our dance partners? Are OG couples real? What if my OG is dead? What is Orientation like? Why can’t I pronounce the theme? While Orientation may seem daunting and scary, it is an important part of the Junior College experience. Whether your feelings are that of excitement or dread, Capriccio (and the 200+ OGLs) promises you a good four days of fun and games! (And dancing, haha!)

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Echoes for the Environment: Trials and Tribulations in Youth Environment Advocacy

Reading Time: 7 minutes

By Rachel Lee (19A01D)
Photos courtesy of Community Advocates, Pamela Low, Ang Zyn Yee

It was a scene that would have put any self-respecting teenager to sleep. Yet the forty-three or so fifteen-year-olds gathered in the Innovation Centre were anything but unwilling to spend a too-early Saturday morning at an environmental forum – Echo for Eco – of all places. In fact, its organiser Raffles Community Advocates (CommAd) reported a 100% rate of approval from participants.

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Rugby Kiwi Cup 2019: RI Wins, Again

Reading Time: 5 minutes

By Phang Yeu Yeou (19A01A) and Aaron Tan (19A01B)

Photographs by Raffles Photographic Society

Shoulder to shoulder, arms linked around each man to their left and right, the teams from both schools face the sea of supporters as a united front. It’s a sight to behold: the ruggers’ faces are steeled into a challenge for their opponents, though the jitters of their bandaged knees betray their nervous anticipation. As the drums throb through the stands, as the players head to the field and huddle together for one last briefing, perhaps only one thing is certain – no one knows how the Kiwi Cup will end.

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Christopher Robin: The Reminder We All Needed

Reading Time: 5 minutes

By Joyce Lee (19S06O) and Shervon Lee (19S06A)

Pictures courtesy of Animation Screencaps

A slow-paced Hollywood dramedy revolving around cute, fluffy cartoon characters may seem out of place in a season dominated by adrenaline-pumping action films, but judging from the packed cinema theatre we went to, the investment seems to have paid off. Everyone was desperate for a bit of childhood fantasy in those uncertain times, and the latest movie in the Winnie the Pooh franchise certainly delivered the warm, fuzzy feelings the audience craved.

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Reading Time: 6 minutes

By Alyssa Marie Loo (19A13A)

It’s time for…CCA trials! A gasp of both excitement and anxiety sweeps across the room, and rightly so: while everyone looks forward to kickstarting their exciting CCA life, everyone’s stressed about getting into their dream CCA. Not to fear, Raffles Press gives you a rundown to know what to expect about CCA trials before the full storm really hits.

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