Category: Commentary

Spirit week 2019 Preview: Get Ready to be Spirited Away!

By Vanessa Lur (19S06Q) and Isabelle Tan (19S03S)
Photos courtesy of Jynelle Ong (19S03B) and Jiang Jin Liang (19S06N)

Who can forget last year’s Spirit Week, which saw many Rafflesians donning Raffles themed tattoos and enjoying a whole week of dress down days? This coming Monday, Council is bringing us Spirit Week 2019, with a whole bunch of fun, never-before-seen activities planned out just for you. Now, we know you will have many questions whirling in your heads about this upcoming event. Before we get into that, let’s address the most important question — what exactly is Spirit Week?

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Canteen Food Prices to Rise in the Coming Month

By Tay Jing Xuan (20S03C) and Jerome Tay (20S06Q)

Readers have good reason to be excited about this coming National Day, with it having begun to unravel itself in ways unlike its predecessors. If you are pondering over prospective gifts to present the nation with, fret no longer. The Executive Committee of the canteen has come up with an ingenious idea to help all ye faithful patriots.

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Film Society Screening: Singapore Boleh!

By Claire Tan (20S07A), Clara Shen (20A01A) and Coco Liu (20S06L)

As students streamed into the movie room in excited chatter on the 14th March, there was anticipation in the air of what the evening could possibly offer and what enlightenment the four films, which were carefully selected through a democratic voting process by the FilmSoc members, sought to provide.

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Jazz Playhouse: The Swing District

By Gabrielle Ng (20A01E), Jermaine Wong (20S03R) and Ng Jing Ting (20A13A)
Photos courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society

It was a sluggish Thursday afternoon on the 7th of March, but a restless queue had already formed outside the TSD ten minutes before the start of Raffles Jazz’s annual showcase, Jazz Playhouse: The Swing District. As the clock ticked past 4pm and the doors opened for admission, audience members were greeted by cosy decorations and an overwhelmingly chic atmosphere. While stragglers streamed in to fill up the increasingly packed theatre, the performers walked onstage and into the spotlight to resounding applause, before picking up their instruments for a last-minute tuning.

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Dramafeste 2019: (non)Sense

By Megan Soh Minyi (20A01B), Mah Xiao Yu (20A01B), and Leong Jia En Rachel (20A01E)
Photographs courtesy of Rachel Tan (19S03T) and Tian Ruiying (19S05B) of Raffles Photographic Society

Dramafeste is back with this year’s theme of (non)Sense! In this production, each house was allocated one of the five senses: touch, hearing, taste, smell and sight. Before the start of the event, ebullient and lively chatter could be heard all throughout the PAC, a testament to the high levels of anticipation among the audience members to see how each house’s assigned theme would come to play in theatre.

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