Raffles Press

Spare No Mercy: National Bowling Championship 2016

Reading Time: 4 minutes

By Deborah Lee (17A01D), Carman Chew (17A01D) and Lee Yun Ning (17A01E)
Photos courtesy of Adriel Tan (17S06C)

Tears were shed, hugs were exchanged and vigorous calculations were being made in the nerve-wracking thirty-minute wait for the release of the bowling ‘A division championship results. Over the past week, RI had fought hard, with the girls maintaining just a 6 points difference between their closest competitors, ACJC, and the boys coming in close for third place. The alley, flooded full with avid school supporters and even more avid parents, held their breaths with the bowlers, each wondering: was the performance on the last day good enough?

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Not-So-Artificial Intelligence: RoboCup Singapore Open 2016

Reading Time: 5 minutes

By Clarence Lee (17S06D), Ivin Lee (17S06F), Chen Beijia (17S06F), Yong Duan Kai (16S06P), Lim Tian Yi (16S06S)

Recently, Club Automatica participated in RoboCup Singapore Open 2016 – one of the two major competitions our club takes part in annually – between 31 March and 2 April.

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Raffles Archery Takes a Bow: A Division Championships 2016

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By Yang Siqi (17A01C) and Andrew Atang Hidajat (17S03I)

As the midday sun climbs higher in the sky, bullets of sweat trickle down the archer’s face. He stares at the bullseye intently, perfectly poised while drawing the bowstring taut, his posture stunningly symbolic of Apollo. As the clock ticks, countless arrows are being shot by rivals beside him, each of their successes contributing more to the immense pressure already felt.

Archery is a silent war. It is one where the most menacing enemy is not one’s competitors, but rather one’s own mind. One must have the required mental fortitude, and physical endurance, to survive an entire day of matches under the sun.

Such was the challenge faced by Raffles Archery, who competed with various other Junior Colleges in the A Division Archery Championships on the 21st of  April this year.

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Council Matters: Interview with Presidential Candidates 2016 (Part 2)

Reading Time: 9 minutes

By Nicole Doyle (17A01A), Marilyn Kang (17A01B) and Yeo Jun Wei (17S03B)
Photos courtesy of Students’ Council

As a follow-up to yesterday’s article, this article features questions specific to each candidate’s aspirations for Council and the school. With these questions, Press hopes to unveil the motivations, personal experiences, and feelings that are behind the plans and visions of each candidate.

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