By Faith Ho (22A01A), Mei Feifei (22A13A), and Sophie Goh (22S07B)
Dear RI Students’ Council,
To be honest, your elections are a little strange.
Every April, Rafflesians’ Instagram feeds are suddenly flooded with red/green/blue/yellow/purple-themed accounts masquerading under tags—some combination of letters and numbers indecipherable to any non-Rafflesian. We start getting bombarded with buzzwords like “servant leadership”, “voice” and “change”, colourful canteen boards (which really deserve more attention), and the unspoken cry of VOTE ME. Online challenges and speeches blow past like a whirlwind, and before we know it, we’re about to witness the investiture of RI’s 41st Students’ Council.
So we come to the question: how effective exactly is Council campaigning?Continue reading “To Students’ Council, With Love”