Graphically Speaking: Merry StuDying!

By Zacchaeus Chok (18S03O) Student life is best summed up in three factors – work, leisure and sleep. By adjusting these variables, we try to elevate our overall well-being and enjoyment. Certainly, we have noticed variation among the cohorts of students – the imbalance of work, leisure and sleep is a trend, with some working … Continue reading

Being a student again

By Mr Patrick Wong GP teacher/Raffles Press teacher-mentor I have been studying for some months now, taking a part-time course three evenings a week. In one of my modules, we covered the concept of empathy: the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Or, in a familiar metaphor, to stand in someone else’s … Continue reading

The Tyranny of the Product

By Ling Young Loon (18S07A) Maybe it’s crass capitalism, maybe it’s a testament to our ambition. Could it just be human nature? As Rafflesians, teenagers, Singaporeans, we are grossly obsessed with the work that we do. We attend laborious lectures and defy terrifying tutorials. The grind leaks into the afternoon. The clock strikes five, time … Continue reading

Lightning Strikes One Last Time

By Lynn Hong (18A13A) He was always known for his finishes. Some criticised his starts as slow, sloppy, but he would hold us all in rapture as he flew down the home straight, feet barely seeming to ghost the track. He would surge across the line, flashing a smile. Don’t blink, you might miss it. … Continue reading

Nationally Speaking: A School by Any Other Name?

By Lynn Hong (18A13A) and Yeo Kee Hwan (18S03Q) What’s in a name? For many, it is respect. Naming a public institution after someone singles them out as the best of us, as epitomes of our values and aspirations. For others, it is controversy. In February, Yale’s Calhoun College was renamed in view of Calhoun’s … Continue reading

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