Category: Features

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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1 Bag, 3 Lives: Blood Drive 2018 Preview

By Loh Lin (19A01D)
Photos courtesy of Red Cross Youth Chapter

For most of us, donating blood would probably not be the first item  on our bucket list. Or second. Probably not the third either. In fact, it’s likely to have never even crossed our minds at all. After all, what can a few pints of blood do?

To break it down for the uninformed, donating 1 unit of blood can in fact help save 3 lives. Every hour of the day, 15 units of blood are used in Singapore, 350 units of blood are needed per day and 116,200 units are needed per year. This means that a total of 348,600 people would be able to get treatment for cancer, dengue haemorrhagic fever, injuries from road traffic accidents, and various medical conditions.

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On Racism and Chinese Privilege

By Soh Ying Qi (18A01C)

It’s safe to say that this is not a safe topic.

(The preceding sentence, ironically, may be the only one in this article that’s truly uncontroversial.)

It’s nebulous and complicated and resistant to simplification. It’s hard to discuss sensitively, and even harder to discuss meaningfully. Basically: the odds were stacked against it from the beginning.

So this article won’t change the world. It might not even change your mind. But at the very least, it’ll probably change the way you view “race”, for better or for worse.

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2018: A Preview

By Mabel Yet (19S03Q) and Varun Karthik (19S06A)

With campaigns about mental health issues popping up all over the world (Singapore included), as well as an unprecedented number of celebrities sharing about their own struggles, our awareness of mental health issues has significantly increased. This progress might have led many of us to assume that we are already well-aware of the misconceptions and stigmas that shroud mental disorders, resulting in our dismissal of the value of mental health campaigns. And for those who are struggling themselves, especially, they would know that mental health can be something inexplicably raw and personal – something which mental health campaigns cannot fully reflect.

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Serve’s Up: Community Service in RI

By Lynn Hong (18A13A)
Photos courtesy of the various CCAs and CE01s featured

Raffles Press brings you an interview with the student leaders in community service to find out more about the heads of the our four service CCAs: Community Advocates, Interact, One Earth and Red Cross, and members of two CE01 projects: The Golden Page (TGP) and Silver Communities.

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