Author: Tay Yu Ning (23S06E)

Our Canteen Heroes: The People Behind Our Raffles Food

Reading Time: 5 minutes

By Tay Yu Ning (23S06E) and Victoria Lim (23S06B)

Day in, day out, busy RI students patronise the various stalls in the canteen, looking to satisfy their hunger with something sumptuous. Piping-hot prata, spicy tom yum noodles, fragrant chicken rice: these are all what keeps us going after many hours of monotonous tutorial lessons. But have you ever wondered about the people behind all the delicious food in school? Where did they learn their trade, and what does their day look like?

In this article, we feature four canteen stall owners: Marni (Asia Ghani’s Prata Hut), Emily (J&E Yong Tau Foo), Ricky (Yuan’s Western Food) and Fiona (Thai Food).

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A-Level 2023 Features: Serving From The Heart

Reading Time: 6 minutes

By Chandrasekaran Shreya (24S06A), Fiona Ting (24S06A), Jermaine Lee (24A01A), and Tay Yu Ning (23S06E)

Faith Ho Enki

For Faith Ho (22A01A), getting to know stories from communities outside of her own has always been the core of her motivation for service. A narrative-driven person, she feels that stories are the bridges between people. “I’ve always wanted to get out of the bubble I was in. In JC, we’re often caught up with schoolwork and commitments, but there’s a much bigger world out there and it’s worth it to step out and talk to different people.” 

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A Level Results 2023: Ground Sentiments

Reading Time: 3 minutes

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. 

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Batch 22’ Celebrates Grad Night

Reading Time: 5 minutes

By Tay Yu Ning (23S06E)

Photos Courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society

On December 2, hundreds of Year 6 students assembled at RI’s Albert Hong Hall to celebrate their graduation. This was the first in-person Grad Night event in over two years, with the past two batches of students having been forced to hold their Grad Nights online due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Aunt Agony and Uncle Upset: Weighty Matters

Reading Time: 6 minutes

By Tay Yu Ning (23S06E) and Wang Yujie (23S06H, Peer Helper)
Cover image by Johnathan Lim (23S03M)

“I’m normal-sized and my parents won’t stop fat-shaming me. I know logically that I’m not fat, but yet I can’t drown out their voices purely based on the fact that they’re my parents. Their words are hurtful and make me feel bad about myself even when I know these words shouldn’t matter to me. What can I do to ignore them?”

Adorable Annie
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