Category: Life After Raffles

Interview Feature: Alyssa Marie Loo, 2020 President’s Scholar

By Shaun Loh (21A01A), Noelle Leow (21A01B) and Samyak Jain (21S03A)
Photos courtesy of Michael Chow 

The President’s Scholarship is awarded to students who have ‘gone beyond excellence in academic pursuits and co-curricular activities to distinguish themselves’, and who have a ‘strong ethos in public service’. We conducted an interview with this year’s sole President’s Scholar, Alyssa Marie Loo, batch of 2019. Alyssa is now studying linguistics at Brown University. We also interviewed her Linguistics teacher, Ms Janissa Soh. 

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A Researcher’s Guide: the COVID-19 Vaccine

By Arielle Yeo (21S07B) and Matthew Ethan Ramli (21S03F) 
Cover image by Neo Xin Yuan (21A01D)

In the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the vaccine is the elixir to life as we know it. Joining Singapore’s efforts to develop it are RJC alums, Dr. Jenny Low (‘92) and Dr. Shirin Kalimuddin (‘99). As clinician-scientists at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH), they are responsible for conducting the clinical trials for the COVID-19 vaccine. Co-developed by Duke-NUS and US-based company, Arcturus Therapeutics, the vaccine has to be tested in an adaptive phase 1/2 clinical trial to ensure both its safety and efficacy. 

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Life after Raffles: Relief Teaching

By Valerie Tan (20A01E) and Coco Liu (20S06L)

This week, Year 6s across the island breathed a sigh of relief. As they put down their pens and closed the booklet of their last ‘A’ Level paper, they were also closing this chapter of their lives. And they might be asking: what next? While some may be looking forward to travelling or simply enjoying their free time, others might be looking into getting a job or an internship. And where else to find one than in their very own school as a teacher?

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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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