Special Editions

TouRIsts: Food Adventures

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This is Part 1 of our coverage on Press’ 2022 learning journey. You can access Part 2 here.

Good food is tough to come by, even in sunny Singapore. After close to two years of being scared to go out and eat with friends, we finally took the plunge — and the opportunity — to review some food places as part of our Prexcursion (our affectionate name for “Press Excursions”). 

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Special Edition: Orientation 2022

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By Raffles Press ’22

Foreword by Mei Feifei (22A13A), Chairperson, Raffles Press ’22

Raffles Institution on 1 Raffles Institution Lane is home to more than a thousand Rafflesians, hundreds of staff both teaching and non-teaching, each individual inspiring and dazzling in their own way. 

For hundreds of years, this institution has been filled with the rich and thriving Rafflesian population: 

Students, who fastidiously attend lectures and do their homework for the wide array of subjects studied and examined (more on page 6); 

Teachers, who navigate the myriad of blocks, levels and classrooms (we have a map for you on page 15) to impart invaluable knowledge and make sure that every student’s life is thoroughly examined (and thus, worth living); 

Canteen vendors and cleaners and gardeners and security guards and the Popular aunties, who make sure we are fed and clothed properly (more advice on page 16). 

Now, the flock welcomes a burst of new life—you, the Year Five, probably somewhat anxious, somewhat excited to begin a new chapter of your education here. No matter what, this edition is for you. 

You may be looking forward to joining a CCA (or two, who’s to stop you?) or a WEP. Perhaps you can’t wait to start your own CE01. (Not sure what these acronyms stand for? Head to page 13) 

Or maybe you aren’t looking so far ahead—the more pressing issue is clearly settling into this almost completely foreign environment (we’ve scattered some tips throughout this edition; for the JAEs, you might find mythbusters on page 24 helpful). 

Coming into a new environment is always a nerve-wracking experience, but hopefully this special edition can help you along as you throw yourself into JC life. It’s only two years, so make it a good run. 

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Special Edition: Teachers’ Day 2021

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By Raffles Press ’22

Foreword by Mei Feifei (22A13A), Chairperson, Raffles Press ’22

Sonder: the realisation that every other person lives a life as vivid and complex as your own.

On a regular school day, it’s easy to be swept away by the motion of things: a teacher stands at the front of the class for an hour or so, leaves, and another teacher enters. The fast pace of school life rarely grants us the chance to understand the multidimensional lives that our teachers lead, and much less for us to express our appreciation for them.

Raffles Press’ 2021 Teachers’ Day Special Edition seeks to showcase the fascinating things that our teachers do outside of
school. From introductions (“Just Joined”) to hobbies (“Bet You Didn’t Know”), to origin stories (“Before I was a Teacher”), and
active lifestyles (“We Like to Move It”), we hope that you’ll have fun finding out more about your teachers! Simply click on the titles to be linked to a web version of the article.

Through the process of putting together this edition, the Raffles Press batch has come to learn so much more about our teachers. Thank you to the teachers who generously agreed to being interviewed! We found their stories—both inside and outside of school—to be a great source of inspiration. We hope that you, reader, will experience the same wonder as we did.

And finally, to our teachers, who this day is all about: Happy Teachers’ Day!

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