School Life

Raffles Runway RPROJ’22 – AEON 

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By Leong Jun Wei (23A01D), Loh Zhao Hong (23S03A), Cece Cao Chenxi (23A01E) and Shreya Singh (23S03C)

Mesmerising mood lighting, glittering makeup, colourful fabric galore – if you walked past the canteen from 22nd to 29th July, you may have seen a cinematically-shot film showcasing fashion designs. From elegant gowns to cyberpunk streetwear, the quality and range of this collection rivalled the likes of international Fashion Weeks. This year, Runway’s Batch of 2022 presents their labour of love: Aeon. 

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Gryphon Recall: A Re-Calling of Friends

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By Claire Jow (23A01B)

Photos courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society

Year after year, each batch of students comes and goes, graduating to make something of themselves in this great wide world. On 23 July, however, as part of RI’s bicentennial initiatives, the alumni of our school’s CCAs – ranging from fresh-faced 20-somethings to middle-aged careermen in their 50s – were invited back to school in an event known as Gryphon Recall.

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Aunt Agony and Uncle Upset: Enduring Raja Block Stairs

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By Aiko Yeo (23A01B) and Justin Cheong (23A01C, Peer Helper)

Your resident Aunties and Uncles are back with our Ask Aunt Agony and Uncle Upset column, this time as a collaboration between Raffles Press and Peer Helpers’ Programme (PHP)! Ever wanted to rant about that someone you just can’t stand? Overwhelmed with too many feelings? Submit your confessions to https://tinyurl.com/riadvice and we’ll give them our best shot. This column will be published at the end of every month. 

No cuz why does 7th floor of raja block exist??? Every morning, you have to venture into the faraway land that is the Y1-4 Campus. THEN, you have to climb 7*2=14 flights of stairs. Each flight of stairs have 12 steps! We have no business climbing 12*14= 168 steps at EIGHT IN THE MORNING 😤 Not to mention having to carry ~30 (science class things) lecture notes up 7 floors and we aren’t even allowed to use the lift!

Frustrated Frank

Dear Frustrated Frank,

We completely understand how you feel. As a former Y1-4 student, one of us also had to experience the pain of having to make the daily pilgrimage up to his classroom on the sixth floor for a year. Be it Raja Block or any other block in school, every one of us has to face the dreaded flights of stairs every single morning, hauling our sleep-deprived bodies up seven stories right when we’re at our weakest mentally and physically. 

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Aunt Agony and Uncle Upset: Pride’s Predicament

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By Nor Akmal (23S03A) and Faith Wan (23S02B)

Your resident Aunties and Uncles are back with our Ask Aunt Agony and Uncle Upset column, this time as a collaboration between Raffles Press and Peer Helpers’ Programme (PHP)! Ever wanted to rant about that someone you just can’t stand? Overwhelmed with too many feelings? Submit your confessions to https://tinyurl.com/riadvice and we’ll give them our best shot. This column will be published at the end of every month.

how do i manage my large ego?

Arrogant Anon

Dear Arrogant Anon,

Everyone has an ego. After all, your ego is your self-esteem: you need to believe that you have the potential to keep taking on new challenges so that you don’t stagnate within your comfort zone. A high self-esteem is also crucial for positive mental health and well-being. It enables you to value yourself and maintain a healthy level of confidence.

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