Category: RI Events — Previews

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 Preview

By Rachael Koh (20S07C) and Ruchira Ramaswamy (20S03A)

This year marks the fifth Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) being held in RI. Five days of sparking conversations on mental wellbeing, learning the importance of looking beyond the label, and appreciating that mental health is of essence. But we have to accept the reality—no amount of “talking about it” will ever suffice. The conversation about mental health will never be over, simply because it is not like a chest you can open up once, stow away, then dust off the cobwebs and bring out again annually. Mental health cannot be a one-off address: we have to accept that it is as integral to our lives as physical wellbeing, embrace it, not shy away from it in daily conversations, and make a conscious effort to be open-minded. With MHAW, the Peer Helpers hope not just to initiate, but also sustain conversations on mental health.  Continue reading “Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 Preview”

Spirit Week 2019 Preview: Get Ready to be Spirited Away!

By Vanessa Lur (19S06Q) and Isabelle Tan (19S03S)
Photos courtesy of Jynelle Ong (19S03B) and Jiang Jin Liang (19S06N)

Who can forget last year’s Spirit Week, which saw many Rafflesians donning Raffles themed tattoos and enjoying a whole week of dress down days? This coming Monday, Council is bringing us Spirit Week 2019, with a whole bunch of fun, never-before-seen activities planned out just for you. Now, we know you will have many questions whirling in your heads about this upcoming event. Before we get into that, let’s address the most important question — what exactly is Spirit Week?

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Capriccio: 4 Things to Expect During Orientation

By Mabel Yet (19S03Q)

Photos courtesy of Amy Lim (18S06O) and Tan Ting Wei (18S03J) from Photographic Society

Unless you happen to be an unfeeling robot, the prospect of the all-important Y5 Orientation you’ll soon be hurtling into will probably bring about a whole tangle of emotions. Maybe meeting new people and running around playing games is your thing, and you’re about to spontaneously combust with excitement from having watched the batch dance countless times. Or maybe you would much rather stay a hermit for another month, evade as much social interaction as possible and just get these four long days over and done with. Either way, Orientation will nonetheless be an experience that will stay with you for a long time (for the better, of course).

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Advofeste – Actualising Our Abstractions

By Noor Adilah (17S06B)

This article is a preview of Raffles Community Advocates’ upcoming event Advofeste which will take place at Yusof Ishak Block from 2.00pm–6.00pm. Interested participants may read up about the event at tinyurl.com/advofesteactivities, and sign up here.

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