Victoria Lim (23S06B)

Teachers’ Day 2022: Just Joined

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By Lim Zhi Qi Victoria (23S06B), Saara Katyal (23S05A), and Tang Lanyun (23S05A)

NAME: MS JUNIPER THANG
DEPARTMENT: CHEMISTRY

Y5 Chemistry teacher Ms Juniper Thang has more than a few tricks up her sleeve. Apart from being a proud Chemistry enthusiast, she also loves to immerse herself in the wonders of music and theatre. Apart from that, she has a passion for sport, and as the Soccer (Girls) teacher-in-charge, she will often join them in friendly matches.

Ms Thang’s passion for music began as a young child when she took part in piano lessons, a common beginning for many of us in the music world. As she got older, her love for music grew, and she started playing for her church. During university, a time of growth and exploration, she picked up the saxophone and began to pen her thoughts down to turn into song lyrics. She wound up writing about all sorts of eclectic topics—according to her, “that’s what makes music fun!”

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SingLit For When You Feel… 

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By Claire Jow (23A01B), Faith Ho (22A01A), Lara Tan (22A01B) and Saara Katyal (23S05A)

Singaporean Literature – you know it, you (maybe) love it, you probably remember it from that one Sec 2 Lit lesson on poetry analysis when everyone still took all three Humanities subjects. 

Maybe you want to get back into it after all this time, like reconnecting with an old friend. Maybe you’re curious about it and want to diversify your library. Or maybe, just maybe, you happen to know an awful lot more about SingLit than us and are just here for sport. 

In any case, SingLit can come across as an intimidating genre; after all, there’s so much our local literary scene has to offer! But fret not: we have compiled our favourite short story anthologies, fiction novels, poetry collections and plays that we recommend (based on how you feel, of course). 

Without further ado, here is our list.

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A Tempo XXIX: A Triumphant Return

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By Alison Tan Hwaiyin (23S03A) and Saara Katyal (23S05A)

Photos courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society

The amphitheatre of the Y5-6 campus is usually punctuated with the familiar percussive sounds of table tennis balls. On the afternoon of 23th May 2022, however, Rafflesians from across both campuses gathered in eager anticipation of a very special performance: A Tempo, Raffles Symphonic Band (RSB)’s long awaited annual concert.

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Blazing a New Path: Students’ Council Investiture 2022

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By Anamika Ragu (23A01A), Johnathan Lim (23S03M), and Saara Katyal (23S05A)

The morning of 18 May 2022 marked the beginning of the very first physical Students’ Council Investiture the school had seen in two years. Councillors from both the 41st and 42nd batch reported bright and early to the Performing Arts Centre (PAC) at 7:30am to prepare for the investiture which began at 9am. 

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A-Level 2022 Features: Overcoming the Odds

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By Aiko Yeo (23A01B) and Saara Katyal (23S05A)

This year, Raffles Press invited eight Year 7s to share their experiences in JC, whether it be pursuing their interests or persevering through difficulty. We hope that their stories will inspire you and provide a glimpse into the lives of Rafflesians beyond academics.  

This is Part 4 of our A-Level 2022 Student Feature.

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