Special Edition: Teachers’ Day 2023

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By Raffles Press ’24
Foreword by Arissa Binte Kamaruzaman (24A01A), Chairperson, Raffles Press ’24

Amidst the stresses of school life, the unconditional guidance of our teachers has always been a comforting reminder that there is more to school than the rat race. Our teachers open our eyes to the understated beauty of learning—a spirited endeavour of making mistakes, making meaning, and making memories. 

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Teachers’ Day 2023: The New Faces of RI

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By Glenda Hua (24A01C), Michelle Lee (24A01A)

Attention Raffles: Let us welcome this year’s new additions to our RI family! As part of this year’s Teachers’ Day Special Edition, we’ll be introducing the marvell-ous Mr. Samuel Chan of the Literature department; Geography teacher Mr. Dixon Ho who absolutely rocks; and the Physics department’s force of gravity Ms. Stella Sim!   

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Teachers’ Day 2023: Teachers’ Media Madness

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By Calyss Ng (24A01A), Jessica Zhu Yunjie (24A01E) 

Experiencing the universal struggle of running out of shows to watch, or just never being able to find a new song that really gets your vibe? Fret not, for in this Teachers’ Day Special, we explore which types of media our very own teachers swear by — from blockbuster films to indie bands. There’s bound to be something that tickles your fancy!

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Teachers’ Day 2023: The Mark of a True Teacher

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By Dang Tran Minh Phuong (Annie) (24A01A) and Camillia Anum Mohamad Ashraff (24S03B)

With exam season looming (or rather, charging straight at us), all eyes turn to the students as we prepare to mug. The horrors are upon us once more: swathes of unannotated notes on beds, question marks scribbled over past questions, and a terrifyingly unhealthy sleep schedule.

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Cross Island Impressions 2023: Issue 5

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By Anamika Ragu (23A01A), Chairperson

To inform effectively is the journalist’s bread and butter. However, such an undertaking is constantly in formation, especially in the use of form. 

Breaking this down further, let us look back on the past half-decade. International instability and a global pandemic had the world growing more introspective by foregrounding personal stories, while simultaneously making it imperative to have a greater awareness of international crises. Not only that, the recent surge in short-form video content and discourse over a species-wide fall in attention span have forced news to find more stable foundations than quiet walls of text on paper.

What this means is that today’s student journalist must take on multimedia, not just in what we do, but how we think. Hitting the pulse of our stories entails having a deep, sustained awareness of what matters to our peers, and demands leveraging the right platforms to connect with them. Only then can a student press effectively be the heartbeat of the school.

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