Author: Shannen Lim En-Qi (24A01A)

Oh how I love being a woman: Celebrating Female Friendships

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By Shannen Lim (24A01A)
(Written in light of National Women’s Friendship Day)

“Are you okay?” “Yeah, I’ve got my girls.” 

This is the opening to one of the many Tik Tok audios under the trend of celebrating girlhood and female friendships. These Tik Tok videos feature many across the world sharing pictures of their gal pals and fun activities they engage in together. 

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Raffles Refurbishes: J Block

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By Arissa Binte Kamaruzaman (24A01A), Dang Tran Minh Phuong (24A01A) and Shannen Lim En-Qi (24A01A)

Fresh coats of paint. New air-conditioning and whiteboards. A sense of renewal. J Block has been renovated! Raffles Press interviews students and our esteemed principal, Mr Frederick Yeo, on the recent renovations at J Block and what is to come.

According to Mr Yeo, upcoming renovations include replacing the parasols by the canteen, switching to LED lights to reduce our school’s carbon footprint and clearing the centrally located lockers to make way for new, clean study spaces for all students. On an even more exciting note, the chairs and floors of LT 3, 4, 5 and 6 will be replaced to make learning even more conducive. In the future, RI students can look forward to a cleaner, greener and more inclusive school environment for all!

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Header photograph courtesy of Caitlin Leow (24A01B)

Written By Shannen Lim (24A01A)

The first time I ever heard a The 1975 song was in 2018, when the radio station I listened to played “Girls” from their debut album, “The 1975”. I was immediately intrigued, but I only started listening to them regularly after the release of their fourth album, “Notes on a Conditional Form” (which, if you ask any other The 1975 fan, would be considered their very worst album). So began a love affair between me and their music, as their songs accompanied me on long bus rides home after school and during homework sessions with friends. 

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A Walk Through the Future: RI’s Career and Scholarship Fair 

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By Gabriel Ho (24S02A), Pan Haotian (24A01B) and Shannen Lim (24A01A)
Cover image courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society

The age-old question: What do you want to do when you grow up? On 14 July 2023, throngs of Rafflesians gathered after class for the first in-person Career and Scholarship Fair in three years to search for their own answers. Hundreds of ambitious students rushed to view the array of booths, some of which featured Raffles alumni who had once walked the same path.

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Honouring the Past by Inspiring the Future: RI200 Founder’s Day  

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By Arissa Binte Kamaruzaman (24A01A), Chia Kei Yin (24S03C), Jermaine Lee (24A01A), Shannen Lim En-Qi (24A01A) and Syaura Nashwa Rasyiddin (24S03R)

On 8 September 2020, RI started its 1000-day countdown to FD200 with the launching of the RI Bicentennial Wall and Countdown Timer. Since then, a flurry of activities have commenced, including the launch of the RI200 microsite, the virtual Raffles Archives and Museum, the 1823 Trees campaign, the English compilation “Some Dreams From Now: 135 Years of Rafflesian Writing”, the Mandarin publication “莱到两百年” (or “Our StoRIes”) and the Festival of Ideas.

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