Category: Commentary

Rank it! PENS, PENS, PENS!

By Lara Tan (22A01B) and Mei Feifei (22A13A)

The only, absolute and best friend that a student has, in this selfish world, the only one that will not betray or deny him, is their PEN

The pen is truly mightier than the sword—one gets you an A, one doesn’t. That said, some pens are mightier than others. One trip to Popular and multiple pen tests later, Raffles Press presents to you the conclusive guide to the most popular pen brands from our school’s Popular bookstore!

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1823 Trees: Rooting for a Greener Singapore

By Jason Nathaniel Sutio (22S06U) and Keiran Koh (22S06M)

Cover image courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society

Amid the torrential rain, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Grace Fu was seen outside RI Boarding on 20 August 2021. 

She had planted a Gelam tree, which kicked off RI’s fundraising campaign “1823 Trees: Rooting for a Greener Singapore.” 

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Raffles Business Symposium 2021

By Chern Huan Yee (22S06A)

Cover image by Raffles Entrepreneurship Network (REN)

This year, Raffles Entrepreneurship Network (REN) hosted the annual Raffles Business Symposium (RBS) in the form of a three-hour afternoon webinar on Friday, 20 August. Fittingly, it was themed around “Digitalization in Business.” 

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Please Mind the Platform Gap (Universities Edition): Deep Springs College

By Clarice Tan (21A01C) and Matthew Ethan Ramli (21S03F)

Nestled in a desert valley in California is a small liberal-arts school—Deep Springs College (DSC). The size of each cohort does not exceed 15, and students, in addition to managing their academic work, are expected to participate in labour and governance to prepare them for ‘a life of service’. Redefining education, DSC views students “not as consumers but as creators of their education and as stewards of a joint intellectual project”. Raffles Press spoke to RI alumna Amelia Ding (19A01D) to find out more.

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