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CCA Heirlooms: Armbands, Ukuleles, and Other Objects Which Bind

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By Ng Ziqin (20S03H)
Photographs by Joel Leong (20S03O) from Raffles Photographic Society unless otherwise captioned

So school closures have finally happened, but remember those early days when CCA being suspended was the biggest of our COVID-19 worries?

The extension of home-based learning till 4 May is just the latest in a series of increasingly stringent COVID-19 precautionary measures, one of the earliest of which was the suspension of all CCAs for Term 2. Because of the suspension of CCA, many Year 6s have not had the chance to meet their new Year 5 juniors, while a minority of CCAs have not held a single CCA session for their Year 5 members this year.

Given that the Year 6s will soon be leaving due to CCA stand-down at the end of Term 2, opportunities for inter-batch interaction and bonding look to be rather limited. It seems increasingly likely that the Year 6s will step down without forming any meaningful relationships with their respective CCAs’ junior batches.

What would this, then, mean for the continuation of CCA identities?

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We’re Going to Build a Wall…

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By Koo ii (21S05A)

And no, it’s not the one you’re thinking about.

Press will be putting up a paywall on Word of Mouth. For the uninitiated, a paywall is a setting on a website that only permits viewers who have paid for a subscription to view its contents. (For the even more uninitiated, Word of Mouth is Raffles Press’ online news publication, the website this article is published on.)

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Gryphon Strength: Kiwi Cup 2020

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By Rachel Leong (20A01A) and Jermaine Wong (20S03R)
Photos courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society

It was the bright, sunny afternoon of 17 January 2020, and the stands in the Saint Andrew’s Junior College (SAJC) stadium were filled with rows of supporters. Rafflesians, from Year 1 RI boys in their orientation shirts to Year 6 councillors with their faces painted green, black, and white, had come to watch what was sure to be an exhilarating match. The stadium was abuzz with anticipation for Kiwi Cup, an annual tradition between the rugby teams of Raffles and SAJC. 

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A Level 2020 Student Features: Let Our Hearts Be Stirring

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By Gabrielle Ng (20A01E), Valerie Tan (20A01E), Max Chwa (21A01B), and Faith Wei (21S03C)

This year, Raffles Press invited four Year 7s who have invested their time and energy into their respective sports, instruments and other pursuits to share about their JC experience, and any advice they may have for juniors. Read on to learn more about the holistic side to these Rafflesians, and what they get up to when they’re not busy studying!

This is Part 1 of our A Level 2020 Student Feature.

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