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Film Society Screening: H(ODD)GE L(ODD)GE

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By Hong Wan Jing (22S06F) and Sonia Maya (22A01C)

Hodge Lodge photos courtesy of Ms Joanna Ng

Screening logo designed by Audrey Goh (22S07A) and Chere Low (22A01C)

“Whoa, there was a theatre behind Hodge Lodge this whole time?” These were the exact words of Edna Lim (22S03F), taking her first steps into the Hodge Lodge theatre.

On a quiet afternoon of 4th May, a gap Wednesday, Rafflesians streamed into a relatively unassuming room beyond the main lounge area of the Hodge Lodge. H(ODD)GE L(ODD)GE marked the event’s revival after a COVID-19 induced hiatus. The (bi)annual event serves as a means for the school community to enjoy Film Society curated films, and learn more about the craft during discussion segments.

To participants’ pleasant surprise, 40 plush, rich velvet red chairs invited them in. Quickly getting comfortable, they were about to find themselves tickled, perhaps even outright baffled, by the four experimental films lined up. 

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An Unyielding Spirit: Rugby Finals 2022

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By Lim Yong Le (22S03M) and Mirella Ang (22A01C) 

Photos courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society.

6 May 2022 was a swelteringly hot day as the MOE Evans Road field stand filled rapidly with eager spectators. The atmosphere was electric. Student Councillors kicked off the drum beat, leading the Rafflesian crowd in a set of boisterous cheers. Not to be outdone, the ACS(I) students, clad in their signature red, blue, and gold responded with a round of their own shouting—testimony to the long-standing ACS(I)-RI rugby rivalry. 

This year would mark the latest match in the finals against ACS(I), our long-time rival.

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Raffles Community Advocates: From Foreign to Friend

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By Mei Feifei (22A13A) and Noh Sangeun (23S06Q) 

A house comes hand-in-hand with family — or not, if you live in a house hundreds of miles from your hometown, with people who speak an alien language, in an unfamiliar city that has little love for you. 

This is the predicament faced by many foreign domestic workers (FDWs) in Singapore. It is common knowledge that they are often subjected to exploitation by unscrupulous recruiters, compounded by the fact that they are not protected by the Employment Act. 

But beyond the kind of blatant abuse that makes the headlines, there often also exists a subtle sense of alienation that arises from the complexities of our relationship with our FDWs.

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Ori’22 Behind-The-Scenes Podcast Episode 3: OGLs

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By Mei Feifei (22A13A), Mirella Ang (22A01C)

With hosting by Hong Wan Jing (22S06F), and guests Go Maomi Rosseli (22A13A), Megan Sierra Chan (22A13B), Trevor Lee (22A13A), Yu Xuan Tan (22S07A)

Orientation is undoubtedly a wonderful highlight for most Year 5s coming into RI, fresh from their secondary school days. But what really went on behind-the-scenes? How did the Year 6s make the programme run so smoothly? Was everything as wondrous as they had hoped? We invited 15 Year 6s involved in this year’s Orientation to spill the tea on everything Wonderland.

This is Episode #3 of the Press Podcast: Ori’22 Edition.

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Ori’22 Behind-The-Scenes Podcast Episode 2: Dance Team

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By Mei Feifei (22A13A), Mirella Ang (22A01C)

With guests Chin Hui Fang (22S03H), Derek Huang (22S02A), Shermaine Lim (22S03N), Vienna Fiorella Anong (22S06Q)

Orientation is undoubtedly a wonderful highlight for most Year 5s coming into RI, fresh from their secondary school days. But what really went on behind-the-scenes? How did the Year 6s make the programme run so smoothly? Was everything as wondrous as they had hoped? We invited 15 Year 6s involved in this year’s Orientation to spill the tea on everything Wonderland.

This is Episode #2 of the Press Podcast: Ori’22 Edition.

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