By Low Jing Kai (24S03H), Noh Sangeun (23S06Q) and Saara Katyal (23S05A)
Hee Ker Ru
Hee Ker Ru (22A13B) has never been one to conform. With her self-proclaimed “colourful, kitschy, karang guni aesthetic”, she turns heads whenever she dresses up in public. She applies the same singular ethos to her artistic pursuits, and has blossomed into a bona fide artist with a bold style and constant desire to improve.
“Thinkers in Society” marked the first of the trio of highly anticipated 2.5 hour long evenings that formed the Festival of Ideas. No expense was spared: a diverse range of most dynamic academic and cultural leaders were brought together at the Albert Hong Hall (AHH) to share their unique perspective on the structural inequalities and polarities that exist within our society.
By Saara Katyal (23S05A), Tay Yu Ning (23S06E), Venkatesan Ranjana (23A01D), Aiko Yeo (23A01B), and Claire Jow (23A01B)
Photos courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society
“They’re going that way—that way’s faster!”
RI’s Y7s, no longer clad in white and green school uniforms, could barely contain their excitement as they streamed into the Multi-Purpose Hall to collect their A Level results on the afternoon of February 17th.
On the 14th of January, the Yusof Ishak Atrium was unusually abuzz with activity as a crowd of distinguished guests gathered to witness the launch of the RI200 literary anthology, Some Dreams From Now: 135 Years of Rafflesian Writing. In attendance were members of RI’s Board of Governors, principals past and present, as well as contributors to the anthology.
Some Dreams From Now was conceived by alumnus Theophilus Kwek (Class of 2012) and Mrs Cheryl Yap, Head of Alumni Relations & Archives. In 2021, fourteen literature students recruited from Y4-Y6 began the arduous process of trawling through the archives of student publications such as The Rafflesian, and reading the published works of noted Rafflesian alumni to identify pieces for the anthology.