Azzahra Osman (22S03P)

Myth Busters: for JAE Students!

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By Azzahra Osman (22S03P), Keiran Koh (22S06M), Ting Kaily (22S03P) 

Entering a new school may be hard for many students—making new friends, adapting to unfamiliar surroundings and embracing a whole new school culture can be rather overwhelming, especially so for those setting foot onto RI’s soil for the very first time. We’ve all heard the horror stories about coming to a junior college with the IP stream, and it’s normal to be afraid of the potential segregation when two-thirds of the cohort comprises students who have already known each other beforehand. 

Fret not, though, for Raffles Press (RI’s most credible student journalists) is here to tell you that it’s not as bad as it seems! We need not worry because most classes are a pleasant mix of students from RI, RGS and JAE streams in a balanced ratio. To be very honest, each year’s cohort is so gargantuan, even some RI boys and RGS girls have never crossed paths before.

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At the Frontlines: An Insight Into A Chaotic Year in the Laboratory for Dr Brendan Pang

Reading Time: 4 minutes

By Azzahra Osman (22S03P) and Ting Kaily (22S03P)

The Covid-19 pandemic has been raging across the world for the past year. With new waves of the pandemic hitting many parts of the world hard, including our nation, which has recently been placed on a heightened alert (a.k.a CB 2.0 to many), many job scopes have since been thrust to the forefront. As we learn more about jobs at the frontlines, apart from doctors and nurses, we will be exploring how a pathologist’s life has been impacted by this devastating outbreak. 

Dr Brendan Pang, an RJC alumnus from the class of 1995, is an anatomic and molecular pathologist responsible for leading a team of staff in Parkway Laboratory Services and Angsana Molecular and Diagnostic Laboratory. These are companies involved in the molecular testing of blood and tissue samples from patients for diagnostic applications. 

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