Category: Columns

Please Mind the Platform Gap (Universities Edition): Yale-NUS College (Part 2)

By Chung Sohyun (18A13A)

Thinking about which university to apply to, or already a J2 beginning your early admission applications? Raffles Press brings you our Please Mind the Platform Gap (Universities Edition), a series of articles dedicated to providing information on Rafflesian alumni’s experiences at their respective universities.

For our previous feature on Yale-NUS College, click here.

Founded relatively recently in 2011, Yale-NUS is a liberal arts college which aims to provide a a comprehensive multidisciplinary exposure to its students. It offers a diverse range of courses from the humanities to natural sciences. Indeed, Yale-NUS is a choice to consider not just for those who prefer to study locally, but also for all who wish to immerse themselves in a vibrant environment filled with a thriving school population and dedicated faculty.

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Thor: Ragnarok – Adapting Ancient Mythology in the 21st Century

By Choi Hoe Chang (18S07A)

There is no doubt that Thor: Ragnarok is a ton of fun.

Director Taika Waititi married his eccentric energy with Marvel’s house style, enabling the “Marvel Formula” – filmmaking and storytelling style that puts emphasis on lightheartedness and spectacle –  to still stand despite the fact that this movie is the 17th installation in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Thoughts on Jeremy Tiang’s “State of Emergency”

By Abigail Ang (18S06B)

When can history be truly left in the past? For some, never.

State of Emergency explores the effects of the leftists movements and government detentions in Malaya on the lives of various characters from the 1950s to the present day, who are often forced to reckon with difficult choices and moral dilemmas.

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The ELLoquence of English: Taking H2 ELL in JC (Please Mind the Platform Gap)

By Abigail Ang (18S06B) and Soh Ying Qi (18A01C), with guest writer Lim Tian Jiao (18A01C)

This article is the ninth and last part in Raffles Press’ series, Please Mind the Platform Gap: The Road Less Taken, about non-traditional A-level subjects offered in RI. For our previous feature on H2 TLL, please click here. For our last feature on H2 ELL, click here.

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