Category: Human Interest

Come Fly With Me: Inside the Raffles Aviation Club

By Varun Karthik (19S06A) and Aaron Tan (19A01B)

Photos courtesy of the Raffles Aviation Club

Somewhere along Airport Road, where the buildings are low and the sky stretches endlessly above, stands a quaint little establishment known as the Singapore Air Force Museum. If you ventured within, past the retired aircraft, up the elevator to the officers’ mess on the third floor – and if you were visiting on the 13th of December 2018 – you would find four figures sitting close before a stage in the cozy hall, the site of the Aviation Safety Competition 2018.

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A Level 2019 Student Features: With Kindness and Respect

By Nicole Chan (19S05A), Kwee Qiao Ying (19S03K), Alyssa Marie Loo (19A13A), Benjamin Liew (20A03A), Sarah Lok (20A03A), and Emily Ni (20S03C)
Photographs courtesy of Alyssa Marie Loo (19A13A)

This year, Raffles Press also invited four Year 7s who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to service to share about their motivations for helping others, as well as the struggles they encountered along the way. Read our interviews with them here to be inspired.

This is Part 2 of our A Level 2019 Student Feature. 

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A Level 2019 Student Features: With Discipline and Passion

By Phang Yeu Yeou (19A01A), Shervon Lee (19S06A), Kuang Shane Qi (19A13A), Huang Bei Hua (20A03A), Claire Tan (20S07A), and Valerie Tan (20S07B)
Photographs courtesy of Alyssa Marie Loo (19A13A) and Phang Yeu Yeou (19A01A)

This year, Raffles Press invited four Year 7s who have invested their time and energy into their respective sports, instruments and art to share about their JC experience, and any advice they may have for juniors. Read on to learn more about the holistic side to these Rafflesians, and what they get up to when they’re not busy studying!

This is Part 1 of our A Level 2019 Student Feature. 

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The New Faces: 38th Students’ Council Feature

By Wong Zi Yang (19A01D) and Joyce Lee (19S06O)
Photos courtesy of the 38th Student’s Council

Managing a 1200-strong student population with a team of 60 is no easy task — especially with the additional burden of academics, and for some, a second CCA. In spite of all this, our newly-inaugurated student Councillors strive to overcome these tribulations to bring a little something into the lives of Rafflesians. To get to know our new Councillors better, Raffles Press presents part two of our feature on the 38th Student’s Council, as interviewees Chew Jay Hong (19A13A), Tan Huiying (19S06O), and Fu Xianli (19S03O) share their feelings about Council and the ideals they wish to realise for the student population.

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Serve By Leading, Lead In Serving: 37th Students’ Council Farewell Feature

By Joyce Lee (19S06O) and Wong Zi Yang (19A01D)
Photos courtesy of the 37th Students’ Council

For the average student, the Students’ Council is merely the trio that looms above us on the third floor during morning assembly, and we see little of them outside of the fun and games during Orientation and Graduation Night. However, behind the glamourous facade of leadership lies a more mundane reality of long meetings, laborious planning processes and impromptu troubleshooting. Raffles Press presents part one of our Student’s Council feature, which aims to shed light on the internal workings of Council through an interview with the outgoing presidents, Beverly Fu (18S03Q), Warren Liow (18A01B) and Jared Foong (18S06H).

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