Author: Sonia Maya (22A01C)

RI Serves Up A Rousing Championship Game: Boys’ Badminton Finals 2022

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By Edna Lim (22S03F) and Sonia Maya (22A01C)

Photos courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society

Following a remarkable 5-0 win against Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) in the semifinals, the Team Raffles Badminton boys proved themselves to be a force to be reckoned with. On 9th May 2022, they stepped into the courts of Our Tampines Hub to face off against Dunman High School (DHS) in the long-awaited finals games.  

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Film Society Screening: H(ODD)GE L(ODD)GE

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By Hong Wan Jing (22S06F) and Sonia Maya (22A01C)

Hodge Lodge photos courtesy of Ms Joanna Ng

Screening logo designed by Audrey Goh (22S07A) and Chere Low (22A01C)

“Whoa, there was a theatre behind Hodge Lodge this whole time?” These were the exact words of Edna Lim (22S03F), taking her first steps into the Hodge Lodge theatre.

On a quiet afternoon of 4th May, a gap Wednesday, Rafflesians streamed into a relatively unassuming room beyond the main lounge area of the Hodge Lodge. H(ODD)GE L(ODD)GE marked the event’s revival after a COVID-19 induced hiatus. The (bi)annual event serves as a means for the school community to enjoy Film Society curated films, and learn more about the craft during discussion segments.

To participants’ pleasant surprise, 40 plush, rich velvet red chairs invited them in. Quickly getting comfortable, they were about to find themselves tickled, perhaps even outright baffled, by the four experimental films lined up. 

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A-Level 2022 Features: Success is a Balancing Act

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By: Sonia Maya (22A01C), Loh Zhao Hong (23S03A), Victoria Lim (23S06B)

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 3 of our A-Level 2022 Student Feature.

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A Panoply of Perplexities – Film’s Comeback, Stronger than a 90s Trend?

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By Edna Lim (22S03F), Hong Wan Jing (22S06F), Sonia Maya (22A01C)

Analog photography is particularly en vogue among JC students, even in Raffles now, with the burgeoning of a substantial film community in recent years. To the uninitiated, this pursuit and its enthusiasts may seem puzzling and almost…paradoxical? To find out more about the comeback of film, we took to the ‘streets’ to interview a few film enthusiasts among us. 

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