Author: Raphael Niu (23A01A)

RI200 Special: CCA Histories

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By Raphael Niu (23A01A) and Victoria Lim (23S06B)

As RI celebrates its 200th anniversary, we often forget that some of our CCAs have histories that date back just as long. Let’s take a look at the early beginnings of some of these CCAs, and learn more about how they were started and how their activities have changed over time. Besides that, read on to learn about a very unique CCA that was formed in 1965. 

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50 Days to RI200: Open House and Carnival

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By Raphael Niu (23A01A)

When I attended RI’s last physical Y1-4 Open House in 2019, I was only a Y2 student. As I ushered visitors around the campus, shuttling between the academic booths in the Albert Hong Hall and the CCA displays at the Raja Foyer, I distinctly remember being filled with a sense of wonder. It struck me then that there was so much to experience in RI, and that in my one-and-a-half years there, I had only scratched the surface.

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RI200 Preview: Festival of Ideas

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By Raphael Niu (23A01A) 

For a while in 2022, it felt like the world had no good news to offer.

Over 8 million refugees fled west as Russian shells pummelled Ukrainian cities. Devastating monsoon floods in Pakistan wiped out 900,000 homes. Back in Singapore, relentless inflation squeezed the incomes of families already hit by pandemic lay-offs and pay cuts. With headlines dominated by doom and gloom, it is easy to be desensitised and to tune out from current discourse.

At first glance, the Festival of Ideas, organised as part of RI’s bicentennial celebrations, might appear to be just another symposium about the world’s problems. However, I was struck by the Festival’s commitment to exploring intersections: between issues, between sectors, and between forms.

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Please Mind the Platform Gap: Subject Previews 2022

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By Raphael Niu (23A01A)

Choosing a subject combination is a stressful time for many, especially for those who are not sure of their aspirations or passionate about all the subjects they study. If you’re still torn between Biology and Physics or stuck in a dilemma over whether to take GP or KI, Raffles Press is here to help.

Here is a consolidated list of our Subject Previews, covering every subject currently offered in RI. Most Previews discuss the subject at H2 level, even though an H1 version of the subject may be available as well.

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Please Mind the Platform Gap: Taking H2 Knowledge and Inquiry

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By Raphael Niu (23A01A)

Knowledge and Inquiry (KI) is one of those subjects often shrouded in mystery. With its small batch size (often no larger than 30) and niche focus (what even is epistemology?), many incoming J1s have no idea what the subject is about, let alone whether they should take it. If you want to know what you’re signing up for before you register for the KI selection test, this article is for you.

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