Commentary

Gryphon Recall: A Re-Calling of Friends

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By Claire Jow (23A01B)

Photos courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society

Year after year, each batch of students comes and goes, graduating to make something of themselves in this great wide world. On 23 July, however, as part of RI’s bicentennial initiatives, the alumni of our school’s CCAs – ranging from fresh-faced 20-somethings to middle-aged careermen in their 50s – were invited back to school in an event known as Gryphon Recall.

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TouRIsts: Not Just Coasting Along: A (Partial) Review of the Singapore Coast-to-Coast Trail

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By Lim Yong Le (22S03M) and Sophie Goh (22S07B)

Even though we could’ve enjoyed a nice walk in a park, two Press reporters, at the risk of overestimating our fitness levels, somehow decided to spend Gap Day on a high-intensity cardiovascular workout across Singapore. 

Buckle in, for it’s going to be a long ride.

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Hidden Gems at Upper Thomson

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By Faith Ho (22A01A), Lara Tan (22A01B) and Mei Feifei (22A13A)

Tired of Junction 8? Been to Jai Thai for the hundredth time? Bored of mala (how dare you!)? Located just a short bus ride (or walk for fellow Gryphon Challengers) away, Upper Thomson is an undiscovered trove of treasures. As self-proclaimed food lovers, we couldn’t resist checking it out. Here are a few places we tried!

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Things Left Unsaid

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By Edna Lim (22S03F)

All quotes in this article are kept anonymous to protect the identity of our interviewees.

At some point of time in our lives, we’ve all had the experience of wanting to express certain things but not being able to say them: because we lack the courage, because we’re trying to protect someone we love (ourselves included), because of the fear of it being awkward, or because it’s just too late to do so. 

The implications of withholding our thoughts might not seem significant at present — not saying anything hardly seems to affect us or the relationship. But when we no longer have the chance to say these things, the lack of closure can lead to a buildup of regret and grievance when we remember the time we had taken for granted. That is why we should say the things we want to say, before our chances start to turn away. 

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