Confluence 2018: A Meeting of Minds

By Clarine See (18S03G) and Zacchaeus Chok (18S03O)
Photographs courtesy of Aiken Lee (18S06G)

For their final batch project in Community Advocates (CA), the Y6 members organised an event targeted at persons with intellectual disabilities (PWIDs). In partnership with the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS), months of discussion and planning culminated in Confluence 2018 – a day of bonding and interactions between student volunteers and PWIDs from MINDS. Some members from Raffles Press participated in the event, and bring you our experiences and thoughts from the day.

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It’s an Eco-LIT! Book Launch 2018

By Loh Lin (19A01D)
Photos courtesy of Koh Yin Jie (18S03Q)

“Look closer. Look longer. Look harder.” Found also in the biography of Eco-lit Batch 18’s Instagram, this tripartite prompt was reiterated at the start of the book launch on 26 May, where the outgoing batch presented the fruits of their 10-month labour to an audience that was surprisingly lively on an early Saturday morning (perhaps due to the almost alarming number of children present).

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Self-help: Comforting Chicken Soup or Cold Celery Soup?

By Zacchaeus Chok (18S03O)

Whenever I go to the bookstore, my go-to section is the self-help section. In particular, I often seek out advice from personal management and pop psychology books, a subgenre that incorporates simplified psychological concepts. This is not because I am in constant existential dread or that I am a hapless victim mired in a socio-emotional muddle. Rather, I find a peculiar comfort in flipping through the array of self-help books.

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Film Society Screening: (Be)Longing

By Loh Lin (19A01D), Kuang Shane Qi (19A13A) and Sarah Chen (19S03C)
Photos courtesy of Alyssa Loo (19A13A)

How do we grapple with notions of belonging? The second installment in Film Society’s Hodge Lodge screening series dealt with just that.  While their first screening addressed the struggles of being a woman, the films shown here tackled the human desire to fit in. Over the course of four (rather emotionally taxing) films, the audience was exposed to different takes on the theme of belonging, ranging from belonging in a social setting to the longing to belong.

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CLDCS Concert ’18: Lost and Found?

By Elizabeth Leong (18S06G), Ling Young Loon (18S07A) and Zhu Xiuhua (18S06A)

On 18 May 2018, the Chinese Language and Drama Cultural Society (CLDCS) presented to its audience a variety of art forms in the Performing Arts Centre (PAC). Viewers were treated to original songs and a heartfelt play, and could appreciate the CCA’s calligraphy exhibition during the intermission. The night’s theme was 寻觅 (xun mi), which literally means “to search”, though it was more figuratively translated to “Lost and Found?”

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