Author: Raffles Press

Throwdown of the Year: 2019 Judo Finals

Reading Time: 12 minutes

By Phang Yeu Yeou (19A01A), Benjamin Liew (20A03A), and Tay Jing Xuan (20S03C)
Photographs courtesy of Raffles Judo and Raffles Photographic Society

The anticipation in the dojo was electric as spectators and competitors alike geared up for the A and B Division bouts of the 2019 Judo National School Games Finals. Throngs of eyes and ears turned themselves onto the mats, as spectators pressed themselves against every free inch of space along the fences to better take in the action, while the judoka restrained themselves to occupying just one side of the mats.

And what a spectacle it was! Raffles Press brings you inside each athlete’s personal journey through the sport, in order to give you the rundown on the thrilling throws and takedowns of this year’s finals.

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Pressing Ahead 2019: Preparing for the Multimedia Newsroom

Reading Time: 5 minutes

By Huang Beihua (20A03A) and Sarah Lok (20A03A)
Photos courtesy of Mr Patrick Wong

Despite our denial, the life of a student journalist is markedly different from that of a paid professional. We are fortunate not to risk having someone set their dogs on us, for example, and rejections of our articles—even if churned out on Google Docs in late-night frenzies—are exceptions rather than the norm. Yet, the safe harbour of school does not so readily exonerate student-journalists from the keeping abreast of the meteorology in the open seas beyond, and as the field of journalism as a whole braces for the digital era ahead, it is only too appropriate that student journalists must, too, consider and discuss the challenges and opportunities it heralds for ourselves.

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Rank It: The Tea on Bubble Tea

Reading Time: 15 minutes

By Phang Yeu Yeou (19A01A), Sarah Lok (20A03A), and Ng Ziqin (20S03H)

On the 4th of May, Raffles Press headed down to NEX to compare three bubble tea stores and the eight drinks we bought from them—Tai Gai, Yuan Cha, and PlayMade by Wan Zuo—in order to decide which of the eight would emerge superior to the others. We evaluated the drinks along the lines of taste, price, visual presentation, and most importantly—“would we buy this again?”.

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Common Ground 2019: The Inclusivity of Persons-With-Disabilities in Society

Reading Time: 5 minutes

By Emily Ni (20S03C), Ng Ziqin (20S03H), and Sarah Lok (20A03A)
With contributions from Caitlin Goh (20S06O) and Cherie Goh (20S06O)

At a time when most were preoccupied with CT preparations and MEP applications, some sought to challenge the assumptions which Rafflesians might have of persons-with-disabilities (PWDs), remind us of the similarities we share, and underscore the need to build a more inclusive society. Aptly titled Common Ground, this two-week initiative was the inaugural collaboration between Raffles Interact, CA, and RECAS.

Here, Raffles Press highlights two main events that happened as part of Common Ground: Human Library and Y6 Assembly.

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A Level 2019 Student Features: With Kindness and Respect

Reading Time: 6 minutes

By Nicole Chan (19S05A), Kwee Qiao Ying (19S03K), Alyssa Marie Loo (19A13A), Benjamin Liew (20A03A), Sarah Lok (20A03A), and Emily Ni (20S03C)
Photographs courtesy of Alyssa Marie Loo (19A13A)

This year, Raffles Press also invited four Year 7s who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to service to share about their motivations for helping others, as well as the struggles they encountered along the way. Read our interviews with them here to be inspired.

This is Part 2 of our A Level 2019 Student Feature. 

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