School Life

An Ode to Waffles…

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By Arissa Binte Kamaruzaman (24A01A), Camillia Anum Mohamad Ashraff (24S03B), Cao Yuhan (24S03M), Chandrasekaran Shreya (24S06A), Cheah Zong Heng (24S06P), Chia Kei Yin (24S03C), Dang Tran Minh Phuong (Annie) (24A01A)

Being a Rafflesian may be a vastly different adventure for different people, but the spark of joy when a classmate asks “Anyone wants something from Chill?”, the anticipation of biting into a freshly-baked waffle, and the glee in comparing waffle flavours with friends are central parts of the RI experience. Raffles Press dives into stories behind the waffle-making process and what waffles truly mean to Rafflesians.

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Clinching the Gold: Tennis Girls’ NSG 2023

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By Iman Talia (24S03E), Syaura Nashwa (24S03R), Vera Heng (24S03R)

On 11 May 2023, the back and forth of the tennis ball reverberated around the courts. As the sound punctuated the still air, the spectators held their breath: who would get the next point, Hwa Chong or Raffles?

It wasn’t an easy fight. Every time a point was scored, the audience erupted into raucous cheers. Eagle-eyed supporters craned their necks, not wanting to miss a single rally. Even with the racket created by a nearby grass cutter, the spectators’ cheers were strong, loud and unyielding. The intense atmosphere was clearly evident, with both sides determined to win.

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Ad Astra, to the Stars: Astronite 2023

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By Low Jing Kai (24S03H) and Syaura Nashwa (24S03R)

There are some things that you look at, and you just think about your significance in the world.

OM Joshi Vaibhav (24S06O), Raffles Astronomy EXCO

On 4 August, Friday, the Multi-Purpose Hall was brought to life for an ‘out-of-this-world’ event: Astronite. Traditionally hosted by Raffles Institution’s Astronomy club, the annual soiree is where aspiring astronomers and stargazing enthusiasts come together as students to discuss and better appreciate astronomy outside of the school curriculum together. 

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“Hasbro? No, Has Been”: CLUE, In Retrospect 

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By Arissa Binte Kamaruzaman (24A01A) and Camillia Anum Mohamad Ashraff (24S03B) 

Photographs courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society and Raffles Players

On 13 May 2023, Raffles Players held their annual College Production at RI’s very own Performing Arts Centre. This year, they staged a sold-out show of Clue.

Three months on, Raffles Press looks back on the production, as well as its journey to the stage from two perspectives: the audience (Arissa) and Raffles Players themselves (Camillia).

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“Be Real. For Real”- Mental Health Awareness Week 2023

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By Cao Yuhan (24S03M) and Chandrasekaran Shreya (24S06A)

Have you been true to yourself recently? Have you been real?

From 27th July to 4th August, Raffles Peer Helpers (RPH) held their annual Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW). The Peer Helpers made our weeks extremely lively with informative booths about mental health and sweet popcorn distributed to cure Monday blues. Not to mention, the catchy pop music during lunch time (featuring hits from Troye Sivan, Harry Styles and many more), soulful tunes from Raffles Jazz and energetic performances from Raffles Rock during their buskings was the cherry on top. 

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