Category: Commentary

Grad Night 2017: Florescence

By Zara Karimi (18A01A) and Ling Young Loon (18S07A)
Photos courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society

The atmosphere at the Island Ballroom at the Shangri-la Hotel was relaxed as the graduating batch of Rafflesians gathered for Grad Night 2017: Florescence. Having just concluded their A-Levels, the Year 6s milled around the ornate hallways, filling the room with lively chatter not unlike the JC canteen, excited to see friends and classmates once again. It was the graduation night of the class of 2017, and it turned out to be a night to remember.

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The Farewell Interview Part 1 – Mr Michael Rollason

By Adri Faris (18A13A), Ashley Tan (18A13A), and Chung So Hyun (18A13A)

Some of us recognise him as the “Caucasian teacher who’s in good shape for his age”. Some know him as the International History teacher who had to endure the incessant chatter of opinionated Arts students for sixteen years. But to his students, he is most fondly known as “Mr Rolly”, the teacher who inspires and motivates in the best ways. Next year, Mr Michael Rollason will be leaving Raffles Institution (RI) in search of new and exciting expeditions as he traverses around the world, with packed bags and a lifetime of unforgettable memories from RI in tow.

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TV Shows to Binge-Watch Now

By Choi Hoe Chang (18S07A) and Adri Faris (18A13A)

couch potato

Noun [c] ˈkaʊtʃ pəˌteɪ.təʊ


a person who watches a lot of television and does not have an active life

Source: Cambridge Dictionary

We know it’s that time of the year where most of your friends are out of the country while you’re stuck in Singapore, but you don’t feel like getting started on those revision papers. Even if some of them are indeed still in the country – let’s be honest: you’d much rather stay home and binge-watch all your favourite TV shows. “But there’s a problem!” you cry. You’ve rewatched your favourite series (all six complete seasons) about three times already.

Here’s where Raffles Press comes in – the real reason you clicked on this article in the first place anyways. We’re back with our second installment of our 2-part Holiday Special Binge-watch List – and this time, it’s TV shows.

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