Humans of RI

Women in STEM: How It’s Going

Reading Time: 6 minutes

By Noh Sangeun (23S06Q)

As far back as 1939, underemployment of women in scientific fields was being identified as a problem by women scientists in the United States. Though it took decades for the general public to start listening to them, the women in STEM movement has since found a considerable amount of success — the sheer number of times we use the term should be a testament to that.

So I was somewhat surprised to find that the numbers don’t paint the rosiest picture of the situation; only about 30% of the world’s researchers are women. Though that is a huge improvement from 8% of STEM workers in the United States in 1970, it is still a long way from complete parity.

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A Day of Fasting

Reading Time: < 1 minute

By Arissa Binte Kamaruzaman (24A01A), Syaura Nashwa Rasyiddin (24S03R) and Camillia Anum Mohamad Ashraff (24S03B)

In light of the upcoming Hari Raya celebrations, and the end to Ramadan, Press has invited two students to try out “A Day of Fasting” alongside three of our Muslim Press members! Join these students in gaining a deeper understanding of Ramadan’s significance, as they undergo a day’s journey of fasting in school.

A-Level 2023 Features: Pursuing Their Passions

Reading Time: 8 minutes

By Low Jing Kai (24S03H), Noh Sangeun (23S06Q) and Saara Katyal (23S05A)

Hee Ker Ru

Hee Ker Ru (22A13B) has never been one to conform. With her self-proclaimed “colourful, kitschy, karang guni aesthetic”, she turns heads whenever she dresses up in public. She applies the same singular ethos to her artistic pursuits, and has blossomed into a bona fide artist with a bold style and constant desire to improve. 

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Our Canteen Heroes: The People Behind Our Raffles Food

Reading Time: 5 minutes

By Tay Yu Ning (23S06E) and Victoria Lim (23S06B)

Day in, day out, busy RI students patronise the various stalls in the canteen, looking to satisfy their hunger with something sumptuous. Piping-hot prata, spicy tom yum noodles, fragrant chicken rice: these are all what keeps us going after many hours of monotonous tutorial lessons. But have you ever wondered about the people behind all the delicious food in school? Where did they learn their trade, and what does their day look like?

In this article, we feature four canteen stall owners: Marni (Asia Ghani’s Prata Hut), Emily (J&E Yong Tau Foo), Ricky (Yuan’s Western Food) and Fiona (Thai Food).

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A-Level 2023 Features: Just Keep Moving

Reading Time: 6 minutes

By Aiko Yeo (23A01B), Shannen Lim (24A01A), and Venkatesan Ranjana (23A01D)

Bonnie Yeo

As the owner of a gold medal in the 2022 SEA Games’ 4×100 medley relay, Bonnie is beyond a doubt one of RI’s prominent student-athletes. Despite this, her humility shines through (along with her graciousness—evidenced by her laughter in response to our pun of “diving right into it”) as she shares with us about her swimming career thus far.

“I was not expecting by any measure to get into the SEA Games. It was such a surprise, and a shock—it was really a blessing. […] My mum was like, ‘Huh, what? Did you check your email properly?’

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