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Lit Week ’19: Cross-Eyed Over Crossover

Reading Time: 5 minutes

By Kuang Shane Qi (19A13A)
Photographs courtesy of Alyssa Marie Loo (19A13A)

Students of Literature in English Paper 2 (The English Renaissance) might be familiar with this quote by John Donne:

“Twice or thrice had I lov’d thee,
Before I knew thy face or name;
So in a voice, so in a shapeless flame
Angels affect us oft…”

(In this case, “twice or thrice” refers to the number of morning announcements the Lit Week Team made to sleepy students… )

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Capriccio 2019: Orientation Part 2

Reading Time: 12 minutes

By Alyssa Marie Loo (19A13A), Ina Song (19S07C), Rachel Lee (19A01D), Shervon Lee (19S06A), and Mabel Yet (19S03Q) 
Photographs courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society and Alyssa Marie Loo (19A13A)

This is Part 2 of our Y5 Orientation 2019 coverage, covering Narrative, Team Raffles Hour, House Hour, Highlights, PLogs and Intra OG time!

Check out Part 1 here!

These segments of Orientation may not seem as significant as activities like Batch Dance and War Games, but they shape the Orientation experience nonetheless, arguably more so than the more prominent, more hyped events. While Orientation was packed with many activities, the lunch breaks left much free time for OGs to play intra-OG games to get to know each other better (and let’s be honest – burning bridges never fails to take friendships to another level). Let’s also not forget those who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make orientation a smooth ride for us all!

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Typical Tuesday Thrills

Reading Time: 7 minutes

By Raffles Press

5:05pm. The sun hangs low in the air; for a split second (or hours, it feels like), the world stops spinning on its axis. Time treads lighter, slower, even, around these parts. A block ends and another begins, though most (the sane ones) are no longer in school to care. You might think you know what’s going on in school around this hour, but do you really? Raffles Press presents: the darker side of the campus, for your reading pleasure.

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A Level 2019 Student Features: With Discipline and Passion

Reading Time: 8 minutes

By Phang Yeu Yeou (19A01A), Shervon Lee (19S06A), Kuang Shane Qi (19A13A), Huang Bei Hua (20A03A), Claire Tan (20S07A), and Valerie Tan (20S07B)
Photographs courtesy of Alyssa Marie Loo (19A13A) and Phang Yeu Yeou (19A01A)

This year, Raffles Press invited four Year 7s who have invested their time and energy into their respective sports, instruments and art to share about their JC experience, and any advice they may have for juniors. Read on to learn more about the holistic side to these Rafflesians, and what they get up to when they’re not busy studying!

This is Part 1 of our A Level 2019 Student Feature. 

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A Level Results 2019: Ground Sentiments

Reading Time: 4 minutes

By Nicole Chan (19S05A), Kwee Qiao Ying (19S03K), Kuang Shane Qi (19A13A), Emily Ni (20S03C), Valerie Tan (20S07B), and Benjamin Liew (20A03A)
Photographs courtesy of Melvin Liam (19S05B) of Raffles Photographic Society and Alyssa Marie Loo (19A13A)

The atmosphere in the Multi-Purpose Hall was noticeably tense as the Batch of 2018 streamed in, anticipating the release of their A Level results. Conversations between friends were punctuated with nervous laughter, and parents anxiously crowded at the edge of the gallery. Eventually, the buzzing died down, as Mr Jeremy Ng prompted everyone to rise for the Institution Anthem. This was swiftly followed by Mr Frederick Yeo’s welcome speech to the Year 7s and their parents.

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