Category: Commentary

Batch Night 2017: A Night to Remember

By Clarine See (18S03G)
Photographs courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society

Walking into the Albert Hong Hall on the evening of 9th November, one would have felt not only the comfort of a shelter from the rain outside, but also the warm, welcoming atmosphere within. Batch Night, an event organised by Students’ Council, promised an evening of relaxation and celebration of a school year successfully conquered, and certainly delivered.

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One-Two-Many: Raffles Players’ J1 Production

By Zara Karimi (18A01A)
Photographs courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society

What do illegal parking, invented languages, and ethical dilemmas all have in common? Superficially speaking, absolutely nothing. And yet, plays featuring these three completely unrelated subjects were a part of Raffles Players’ J1 Production: One-Two-Many, held at the Theatre Studies and Drama Room from 9–11 November. 

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Staying Afloat: Reflections on the Perils of Project Work

By Ashley Tan (18A13A)

“I hate PW.”

I can’t recall how many times these words have played in my mind. I had previously heard of Project Work (PW) “horror stories” from seniors, but always thought to myself, “How hard can completing work for a H1 subject with the help of group mates really be?” How asinine I was to harbour such beliefs.

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Finding Beauty in the Banal – The Laboratory: ArtShow 2017

By Adri Faris (18A13A)
Photos courtesy of Sun Jia Ying (18A01D)

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Promotional poster for “The Laboratory: ArtShow 2017”

When the word “artist” is mentioned in a casual conversation, images of a beret-donning, mediocrity-fearing, sketchbook-carrying creative inevitably spring to mind. This creative is believed to be living in a dream world, and he only hangs out with his fellow creatives who lead decadent lifestyles.

But this depiction of the “artist” as an exclusive, pretentious creative is far from accurate. It does not even come close to describing the artists that make up the H2 Art Batch of 2018 in Raffles. When I entered the Art Studio on Friday, 27th October, I was warmly greeted by passionate art students who were eager to take me through their works.

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