Category: Life After Raffles

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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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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The Search is on, and Shrey is in it

by Shikhar Gupta (15S06M)

It is not every day that one is selected as a finalist in a reality-TV show, nor is it every day that this very individual happens to be a Raffles Institution alumnus. An aspiring actor and full-time NSF, Shrey Bhargava, 19, is a finalist in ‘The 5 Search’, a local acting-hosting reality show that finds the next face of Channel 5 by putting contestants through various acting and hosting challenges with cameos by celebrity guests. With a 2-year contract from Mediacorp that could launch one’s acting career and $30,000 on offer, Shrey is doing all that he can to go out and achieve the top spot. Raffles Press takes a look into his life – how he has developed his skills up to this point and what he plans to do in the future.

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