Life After Raffles

Interview Feature: Mei Feifei, 2023 President’s Scholar

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By Iman Talia Zahiri Han-En (24S03E), Pan Haotian (24A01B)

“The ones who answer the call to serve must lead by example,” said then-President Halimah Yacob during this year’s President’s Scholarship Award Ceremony. The President’s Scholarship is considered Singapore’s most prestigious undergraduate scholarship, awarded only to individuals who have “stood out among their cohort, demonstrating excellence in various pursuits”. Awardees are “dedicated to improving the lives of Singaporeans and exemplify the ethos of the Public Service”.

Raffles Press recently interviewed Mei Feifei (batch of 2022), one of this year’s President’s Scholars. Feifei is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Economics at the University of Chicago.

Besides the long list of accomplishments to her name, Feifei radiates a palpable fervour and sense of self-sacrifice that drives her every step. Fueled by her determination to contribute to policy areas she is passionate about, Feifei has chosen to study Economics.“If you think about the public servant as someone who is responsible for Singapore’s economic and social growth, as well as preserving our environment, Economics stretches across all three domains,” she tells us. Read our full interview with Feifei below!

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What Comes After November: Part 3

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By Noh Sangeun (23S06Q)

A journey one, two, or even twelve years in the making is not easily forgotten. So far, this series has been focused on painting a picture of the ways you can enjoy your relative wealth of free time after November, but that time is as much a post-A-levels life as it is a post-A-levels life.

This article looks at some of the ways the interviewees reflected on their A-levels experience: their thoughts on managing academic stress, the process of figuring out how to spend twenty-four hours outside of school, and their advice for juniors taking on the A-levels.

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What Comes After November: Part 2

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By Noh Sangeun (23S06Q)

The post-As period isn’t always about exploring dozens of interests or gallivanting around the world. For half of the people reading this article, trenches and military uniforms will be an inevitable part of the near future. Others might choose to focus their efforts on fewer areas. In this part of the series, I curated stories from seniors who undertook National Service (NS) or delved into specific fields.

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What Comes After November: Part 1

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By Noh Sangeun (23S06Q)

Nothing has been such a constant in my life as school. In particular, preparing for the A-levels is such a quintessential part of the schooling experience that I struggle to imagine a life without learning outcomes, (horror) stories from teachers and seniors, and my trusty graphing calculator.

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From the Past to Present: Gryphon Cup 2023

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By Cheah Zong Heng (24S06P) and Darren Wong (24S03C) 
Photographs courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society

On 29 July, Raffles’ Basketball players from the past and present alike converged on the Basketball courts enveloping the courts in a hubbub of activity. With a diverse spectrum of age groups, both male and female Basketball players took to the courts to engage in friendly matches against one another. 

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