By: Jerome Gan (22S06N), Boys’ Captain, and Seoyeon Park (22S06C), Girls’ Captain
“En garde, prêts, allez! (on guard, ready, go)” As you hear the referee’s commands, your body comes to life. Every muscle in your body begins moving in synchrony as you start gracefully moving up and down the fencing piste. At any instant you see an opening, your body explodes into action, your arm, wrist and fingers controlling your blade with the utmost of precision.
Before you know it, you have found an opportunity and you capitalised on it, scoring a point in the blink of an eye. As you return back to the en-garde line, you rack your brain for possible actions, tactics and strategies for the next point. All this happens within a matter of seconds.
That’s the beauty of fencing.
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By Dragonboating EXCO ’22
Under the gruelling heat, you hold your paddle up high in the A-frame, the sound of your heartbeat reverberating through your ears, as your team awaits the race command. As the blaring sound of the airhorn pierces through the air, you plunge your paddle in the water, executing the stroke that you’ve been perfecting all year round for this one race. Adrenaline rushes through your veins. As you hear your teammates on the boat shouting “PRESS PRESS PRESS” in unison, fiery flames of passion engulf your heart.
Welcome to Raffles Dragonboating, and if this sounds appealing to you, we encourage YOU to come down for trials.
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By Bridge Club EXCO’22
Hey there! Welcome to Raffles Institution Bridge Club, where you will get a chance to experience one of the coolest card games the world has to offer. If the idea of playing card games for your CCA sounds great, you have come to the right place!
Did you know that Warren Buffet plays Bridge 8 hours a week? Out of countless forms of entertainment he has at his fingertips, why would he play Bridge? The simplest answer would be that it’s just fun to play. It offers the suspense of poker, the cerebral qualities of chess and the excitement of athletic sports, all in a sociable setting where you’re a participant, not just a spectator.
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By AVU EXCO’21-’22
What’s cooler than having microphones, speakers and a smoke machine displayed in your CCA photo? Joining the dark side! Well, we call it the dark side because we’re literally in the dark and behind the scenes most of the time.
Welcome to the wonderful world of Audio Visual Unit (AVU)! Here, you will find that almost no one knows that you exist until you mess up: A place where mistakes and mishaps are plentiful, you’ll almost certainly develop the magical ability to improvise, compromise and come up with innovative solutions to make sure “The Show Must Go On!” In AVU, members need to learn to be independent and fortunately, our best friend is Google! Don’t worry too much though, your seniors will always be willing to give you a hand in the dark side.
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By Tan Keng Guan (22S03H), Chairperson, Aman Pathak (22S06G), Academics IC and Lee Rui Jun Audrey (22A13A)
Ever find yourself wondering about what came before the Big Bang? Or contemplating the significance of our existence the night before a major exam? What about looking up at the night sky and thinking “Huh, pretty neat.”? If so, the Astronomy Club is the right place for you!
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