An EJ-RI Opinion: Is Blended Learning Helpful?

This was written in collaboration with EJC Press as part of Issue 2 of Cross Island Impressions, an inter-JC Press collaboration. You can read Issue 2 here.

By Sara Chia (21S03G; RI), Koo ii (21S05A; RI), Soh Iwin (20-E5; EJC), Ng Teck Zhong (20-E5; EJC) 

If you told us last year that Home Based Learning would become the norm, we would not have taken you seriously.

Alas, now that we have gotten all too familiar with online learning provisions, what do Eunoians and Rafflesians think about the new arrangements for 2021? 

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“Where Did All Our Art Gogh?”: Forgotten Art in Bishan-Marymount and How We View Art’s Worth

This was written in collaboration with EJC Press as part of Issue 2 of Cross Island Impressions, an inter-JC Press collaboration. You can read Issue 2 here.

By Jolene Leow (20-E1; EJC), Samyak Jain (21S03A; RI), Thet Hninn Zin (21A13A; RI)

If you have been in Raffles Institution (RI) or Eunoia Junior College (EJC) for at least a year, you have probably passed by the mural below. As you walk from the North-South line towards the gantry at Bishan MRT station, a bright hue of pink hits you with quirky characters, oversized cats (who doesn’t love that) and even a reference to Junction 8. Despite the thousands of commuters who pass by this mural repeatedly every day, few would have stopped to try to understand the meaning behind this piece of work. 

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Why Student Journalism Is So Important in JCs

This is the foreword of Issue 2 of Cross Island Impressions, a national student paper, the product of a collaboration between 8 different school newspapers. You can read the full issue here.

By Shaun Loh (21A01A)

Editor-in-Chief: what does that actually mean?

When I first stepped into my role last July, I was honestly pretty demoralised.

“Raffles Press? LOL. Okay, the subject combination articles are quite good,” remarked so many friends of mine that I have lost count.

Simi school newspaper? Singapore got such thing one meh?” my own mom blurted out when I told her about my CCA, which made me laugh pretty hard.

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Preview: Cross Island Impressions Issue Two

The 2nd issue of Cross Island Impressions is finally here!

Cross Island Impressions is a national student paper, written and edited by student journalists from 8 different JCs in Singapore. We are now on the second run of CII. For the past six months, 100 student journalists worked with one another to write op-eds regarding a range of topics. We will be publishing articles written by both Raffles Press and Eunoia Junior College (EJC)’s Press staff writers in the subsequent week! Stay tuned. 

Read Issue Two here. You can also read Issue 1 in this catalogue.

Writers’ Guild Anthology ’20: [lacuna]

By Clarice Tan (21A01C), Neo Xin Yuan (21A01D), and Tan Yu You (21S03H)
Photos courtesy of Writers’ Guild

The space between two words on a page. The one-metre social distancing gap. The gaps in history and governance. These are just some manifestations of lacuna, the theme of the Writers’ Guild Anthology ’20.

The word itself has an aesthetic appeal reminiscent of dreamy lunar imagery. In truth, the dictionary definition of lacuna is simple: a blank space or a missing part. A gap. But it is the beautiful simplicity of the word that made the wondrous interpretations compiled in this anthology possible.

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