CCA Previews ’23: Tenpin Bowling

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By Danielle Tam (Girls Captain), Jeremy Ling (Boys Captain), Lim Wan Ling (Vice-Captain)

When you think of bowling, you probably think of laughing with friends and family while chucking the ball down the lane, enjoying the cool air conditioning and hoping the ball doesn’t tumble into the gutter. However, this only scratches the tip of the iceberg of what we do in Tenpin Bowling. 

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CCA Previews ’23: Shooting

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By Juan Lui (Captain) and Olivia Koh (Vice-Captain)

In any other situation, if you were caught holding up a gun—especially in a school—the police would have been called without hesitation. But here in Raffles Institution’s very own shooting range, no intervention is needed. A heavy wooden sign —blood red—is placed outside the range as a warning. A scarlet flag hangs just beyond the range door. A neon light  flickers on: “Firing in Progress”. Inside, the shooters take up their positions at their respective lanes, as pistolers carefully remove their silver pistols from their cases and riflers put on their stiff suits. At the back of the range stands Coach Li, arms crossed over his chest, watching silently as his students get ready. Soon, the first shot reverberates. Training has begun.

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CCA Previews ’23: Writers’ Guild

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By Xu Zhenni (Chairperson), Laura Zheng Kailin (Vice-Chairperson), Tan Chern Shin (Secretary)

Does the prospect of writing about the themes close to your heart while chilling in an air-conditioned location align with your idea of an ideal CCA session? Have you ever found yourself intrigued by the various literary techniques and writing styles with which famous authors are able to paint a striking image? Or are you an aspiring writer, hoping to find a safe space where you can share your works with like-minded people?

If any of these apply to you, you should definitely consider applying for Writer’s Guild! 

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CCA Previews ’23: Raffles Entrepreneurs’ Network

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By Lee Xuan (Vice-Chairperson)

Welcome one, welcome all! We are the Raffles Entrepreneur’s Network, REN for short (often confused with RAM when said out loud). If you’ve seen people wearing these iconic shirts (below):

That’s us (shameless plug – if you haven’t gotten your shirts, look out for our REN merch sale coming in May! 

Of course, there’s more to our CCA than our shirts! Let’s delve further into the adventure that is REN. It’s a whirlwind experience, but if we had to summarise it in three words, it would be this: opportunity, innovation and community.

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CCA Previews ’23: Dragon Boating

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By Eu Mei Yi (Girls Chairperson), Atiqah Zahra Ahmed and Rachel-Anne Liew (Girls Vice-Chairpersons), Ainsley Sim (Boys Chairperson), Jorge Tay and Aaron Nee (Boys Vice-Chairpersons)

The day is finally here. As beads of perspiration trickle down your forehead, you hold your paddle up high, anticipating the command: “Ready, set, GO!”. Your heart beats hard and fast in your chest and you feel adrenaline pumping through your veins. The sound of your teammates cheering and counting together with each stroke stirs up passion in your heart, encouraging you to put every ounce of energy into each stroke. 

Welcome to Raffles Dragonboating. If this sounds like the CCA for you, we invite you to come down for trials. 

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