Cece Cao (23A01E)

Loneliness, Romanticised

Reading Time: 5 minutes

By Shreya Singh (23S03C) and Cece Cao Chenxi (23A01E)

Our modern world is characterised by a deep, relational hunger. We’ve found ourselves aching for connection, even though developments in technology have allowed us to keep in touch with others on the other side of the globe. 

However, with loneliness increasingly seen through rose-tinted glasses after pandemic restrictions prevented face-to-face interactions, it is interesting to explore how the romanticisation of loneliness has affected our day-to-day lives.

Continue reading “Loneliness, Romanticised”

Pongal Festivities: A Celebration of Harvest 

Reading Time: 4 minutes

By Shreya Singh (23S03C)

Vibrant hues, soft flowers and the fragrance of warm pongal; this is how the festivities began for the Pongal Celebration organised by the Indian Cultural Society (ICS) on 27 January.

In the event that you don’t quite understand what Pongal is all about, fret not! Upon interviewing some of the ICS members, I learnt that Pongal is a Tamil Hindu festival to celebrate and express gratitude for the bountiful harvest for the year. 

Continue reading “Pongal Festivities: A Celebration of Harvest “

Please Mind The Platform Gap: Taking H2 Biology

Reading Time: 4 minutes

By Shreya Singh (23S03C)

Cover image by Tay Yu Ning (23S06E)

Gene technology today has completely revolutionised the way we approach diseases.  Your very DNA can now be edited to blur the boundaries of the human experience. In all its versatility, the CRISPR method capitalises on our knowledge of the genetic code.

Continue reading “Please Mind The Platform Gap: Taking H2 Biology”

Mental Health Awareness Week 2022: From Me to Me

Reading Time: 6 minutes

By Cece Cao Chenxi (23A01E) and Shreya Singh (23S03C) 

In what is termed as the “beautiful mess effect”, there is an inherent dissonance in how we perceive our own vulnerabilities as compared with others’ perceptions of it. We may often feel like being vulnerable around others makes us seem inadequate or weak, but this is far from the truth — it is actually attractive to intentionally express our vulnerability.

Examining these vulnerabilities on a personal level and putting our guard down around others undoubtedly requires a great deal of courage. 

This year’s theme for Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW), ‘From Me to Me’ took inspiration from the celebration of the very self-love that characterises this embrace of vulnerability and ourselves. As the year comes to a close  with some of us in low spirits after the promotional examinations, let’s take the time to remember all the tips and tricks PHP shared with us earlier this year. 

Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week 2022: From Me to Me

Raffles Runway RPROJ’22 – AEON 

Reading Time: 7 minutes

By Leong Jun Wei (23A01D), Loh Zhao Hong (23S03A), Cece Cao Chenxi (23A01E) and Shreya Singh (23S03C)

Mesmerising mood lighting, glittering makeup, colourful fabric galore – if you walked past the canteen from 22nd to 29th July, you may have seen a cinematically-shot film showcasing fashion designs. From elegant gowns to cyberpunk streetwear, the quality and range of this collection rivalled the likes of international Fashion Weeks. This year, Runway’s Batch of 2022 presents their labour of love: Aeon. 

Continue reading Raffles Runway RPROJ’22 – AEON