Tay Yu Ning (23S06E)

CLCDS Concert 2022: Chasing Dreams

Reading Time: 7 minutes

By Tay Yu Ning (23S06E) and guest contributor Yu Grace Chenxi (23S06I)

Photos courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society.

What does “chasing dreams” mean to you? CLDCS’ (Chinese Language Drama and Cultural Society) 2022 production, titled 逐梦 (zhú mèng, Chasing Dreams), aimed to explore the many trials and tribulations that one may face when pursuing their goals and ambitions. 

Continue reading CLCDS Concert 2022: Chasing Dreams

The Spirit Lives On: Girls’ Basketball Semi-Finals 2022

Reading Time: 5 minutes

By Tay Yu Ning (23S06E)

Photos courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society.

Minutes before their match against National Junior College (NJC) on the 19th of May 2022, the members of the Raffles Basketball Girls’ Team were feeling nervous. As previous batches of Basketball Girls had reached the finals and finished overall champions (2019) and first-runner up (2018) respectively, they were feeling the pressure of high expectations. 

To make matters worse, the team was not at their full strength. One of their players caught dengue right before the semi-finals, meaning they only had eleven players instead of the typical twelve. 

Still, the team proudly stepped onto the basketball court, determined to make the school proud. 

Continue reading “The Spirit Lives On: Girls’ Basketball Semi-Finals 2022”

RIPE Concert 2022: Ad Astra

Reading Time: 6 minutes

By Anamika Ragu (23A01A), Faith Ho (22A01A), Faith Wan (23S02B) and Tay Yu Ning (23S06E)

After being unable to hold concerts for the past two years due to the pandemic, Raffles Institution Piano Ensemble (RIPE) returned in style on May 17, 2022. Audience members were greeted with glittering star-themed decorations, which transformed LT2 into a celestial space—a hint of the dazzling performances to come. 

“As we were unable to have a concert last year […] we were more motivated than usual to perform our best in front of a live audience.” 

Roger Zhang (22S06D)

The concert, performed by the graduating batch of RIPE, centred around the story of a Little Prince exploring the stars and Earth (with the eponymous title “Ad Astra”).

Continue reading “RIPE Concert 2022: Ad Astra”

From Teddy Lovers to Teddy Superfans: the People Behind @RafflesTeddy

Reading Time: 5 minutes

By Mirella Ang (22A01C) and Tay Yu Ning (23S06E)

“Teddy, stop moving!” exclaimed Yee Shao Hua (23S02A), as he attempted to get Teddy to stand still. “We usually have the opposite problem. Usually he doesn’t move at all.”

Shao Hua is one of the three people responsible for running the @rafflesteddy account on Instagram. Along with former students Rachel Lim (21S06J) and Xe Anong (21S06B), he takes photos of Teddy and uploads them onto the account. Having accumulated over 3000 followers over a span of 3 years, it is quite clear that their account (and by extension Teddy) is very popular amongst both present and former students.

Continue reading “From Teddy Lovers to Teddy Superfans: the People Behind @RafflesTeddy”

BREAKING NEWS: Teddy to Be Given Away

Reading Time: 3 minutes

By Tay Yu Ning (23S06E), Noh Sangeun (23S06Q)

THE END OF AN ERA: It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that Raffles Press announces our beloved cat, Teddy, will be forced to vacate the school premises.

The Ministry of Education (MOE)’s Guidelines for Schools state that “any unauthorised animals on school premises should be evicted for the health and safety of the school population”. 

Continue reading “BREAKING NEWS: Teddy to Be Given Away”