Category: Commentary


By Alyssa Marie Loo (19A13A)

It’s time for…CCA trials! A gasp of both excitement and anxiety sweeps across the room, and rightly so: while everyone looks forward to kickstarting their exciting CCA life, everyone’s stressed about getting into their dream CCA. Not to fear, Raffles Press gives you a rundown to know what to expect about CCA trials before the full storm really hits.

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RIpple: RI Open House Preview 2019

By Mabel Yet (19S03Q), Shervon Lee (19S06A) and Varun Karthik (19S06A)
Photographs courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society

Watch the Open House preview video here (put together by Raffles Film Society):

Fresh out of O-Level results day, your mind might be spinning with the diverse range of schools you might want to apply to. Choosing which school you want to spend the next chapter of your life studying in is a momentous decision in itself, but RI hopes to ease this decision a little by giving you a sneak preview of what life in Raffles is like.

Open House will be held tomorrow, 16 Jan, from 10am-3:30pm (registration begins at 9:30am, but you can come anytime after!), at the Y5-6 campus. If you are taking the MRT, you can get off at Marymount station and enter by the Marymount gate, where ushers will be stationed to welcome you. There will be two registration booths: one outside the Blue Room and one at the drop-off point.

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CCA Previews ’19: Writer’s Guild

By Writers’ Guild Exco


We are Writers’ Guild.

Guild is one of RJ’s two writing-centric CCAs. Writing is the very core of our existence.

And because of that, you may be thinking to yourself: this CCA preview is going to be a literary masterpiece. It’s going to be poetic and persuasive, or at the very least it will blow me away with elegant words and pretty pictures.

But today, dear reader, this author is not going to attempt to woo you with elegant words and pretty pictures. Today, this author swears to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth about Guild.

So without further ado, here we go.

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Vocal Delights 2018: Cadence

By Mabel Yet (19S03Q) and Rachel Lee (19A01D)

Photos courtesy of Kathryn Oei and Zheng Huijun from Raffles Photographic Society

Many would associate chorale music with the solemn singing, foreign hymns, and rows of singers dressed in identical silk robes and tuxedos, typically found at a church or in a concert hall. But for a night every year, Raffles Chorale is permitted to break free of convention to put on a night of surprise and wonder. The product of this was Cadence, a full-length concert held on 15 December which astonished its audience with a variety of medleys ranging from the latest pop tunes to soulful renditions of JJ Lin.

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CCA Previews ’19: Raffles Symphonic Band

By Aristia Ho (19A01B), George Yeo (19S03A), Band Major, and Victor Tay (19S06S), Secretary

When you think of music, the first thing you think of is pop. Big names, big glam, big monies. Then there’s classical music – again big names, not so big glam, and definitely not so big monies. And the last thing you’d think of is your school band, no name, no glam, and zero monies. But you know, your school band isn’t really that bad at all, especially here in RI, where Raffles Symphonic Band (RSB) isn’t just a band, but rather a home to always return to.

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