Category: Guest Features

Tick: A New Resource-Sharing Site by RI Alumni

By Elizabeth Leong (18S06G)

With Promos or A’s right around the corner, many of us have been scrambling to find precious study resources – from the depths of our dusty files, from the generosity of our classmates and friends, or from the ever-trusty Internet. During this arduous process, some of us may have stumbled upon Tick, an online resource-sharing platform where all contributions are from fellow students.

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Lord of the Flyers: Flyers, Foolscap, and the Future of Tuition Advertisements

By: (From Raffles Press) Jeanne Tan (17A01B), Angus Yip (18A01A) and Abigail Ang (18S06B); (From HCI Publications Society) Wong Yang (16A14), Zachary Loh (16A12) and Owen Cho (16A11)

This article is a collaboration between Raffles Press and Hwa Chong Institution’s Publications Society.

A small sample of various promotional materials given out by tuition centres.

There are some quintessential experiences in JC life, be it orientation, Open House, or last-minute Project Work (PW) escapades. However, there is another experience that almost all students share: the sight of strangers distributing promotional materials for tuition centres at the school gate in the mornings.

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Preview: How Sharper Than a Serpent’s Tooth: A King Lear Parody

By Lee Chin Wee (14A01B)

What do Raffles alumni do in their free time after graduation?

Aside from two years of compulsory National Service for the guys, we end up getting involved in all sorts of activities: from studying till 2 am in the university library to fretting about getting the right internships so that Future You can pay rent and feed himself, post-JC life is just so fun.

When I’m not scraping together a living or curating my Instagram feed, I’m rehearsing for an independent production. It’s no Hamilton or Book of Mormon, but it promises to be great fun – it’s titled “How Sharper than a Serpent’s Tooth”, and is an irreverent parody of the Shakespearean classic, King Lear.

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Ain’t No Party Like Player’s House Party: Players Alumni Production

By Carman Chew (17A01D) and Nadiya Nesseer (17S03B)

“Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition.” — James Baldwin

In this year’s instalment of their annual production, the alumni of Raffles Players delved into the theme of home, telling stories of both the comfort and curses it brings. Staged across two nights, on the 25th and 26th of January, this series of 4 plays had been a joint effort of only 11 individuals, with many of them taking on several roles in acting, directing and stage-handling.

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