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Raffles Press

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photo by Zheng Huijun of Raffles Photographers

 

 

While we are indeed extensively involved in covering the multitude of events that take place over the year, our work does not stop there. We also seek to articulate our opinions in a coherent manner, offer insight into the motivations behind contemporary student life, and humanise people we tend to overlook. We serve as a channel through which individuals can find information to inform their decisions on their subject combination or career paths. (Amusingly, our search bar for articles is growing to resemble Google, if search history is anything to go by.) Looking beyond, we hope to make an impact on the community we write for. To do this, we investigate social phenomena, talk about things that are hard to talk about, and illuminate ground sentiment as best as we can.

Visit the Raffles Press website at www.rafflespress.com


Teacher Mentors



Mr Patrick Wong

Achievements & Highlights



Pressing Ahead Conference
Hosted second annual conference for members of journalism CCAs from various JCs, which served as a training and networking workshop.

Press Soapbox
Gathered ideas from the school community regarding topics students are passionate about, some serving as basis of articles published by Raffles Press.

Collaborations
Worked with several student groups, both within RI and external organisations:

  • Under the Macroscope: Collaborated with Raffles Economics and Current Affairs Society (RECAS) to write for a publication about current affairs
  • Teacher Features 2017: Collaborated with Students’ Council to produce two articles featuring teachers in RI, as well as print past Teacher Features for Teachers’ Day.
  • Lord of the Flyers: Collaborated with Hwa Chong Institution’s (HCI) Publications Society to investigate and write about tuition centres’ promotional methods.
  • Canossaville Children’s Home VIA: Participated in The Victorian Press’ (VJC) VIA activity at Canossaville Children’s Home during the June holidays, publishing articles based on the experience.
  • Raffles Reviews: collaborated with local bookstore BooksActually to write reviews of its titles, published on rafflespress.com under the Raffles Reviews column.

Rafflesian Times
Contributed articles to Issues 7 and 8 of the Rafflesian Times (the RI school magazine for alumni, parents, staff & students), in conjunction with the RI Communications, Alumni Relations and Advancement Department.

rafflespress.com
Initiated and continued many well-received columns, features and article series:

  • Life After Raffles: interviewed RI alumni about their projects after graduation and beyond
  • Please Mind the Platform Gap (Universities Edition): interviewed current undergraduates who are RI alumni about their respective universities, including overseas institutions and application processes
  • Other popular series include: Raffles Reviews (food, movies), op-eds (e.g. Nationally Speaking)
  • Introduced multimedia coverage, with use of videos and photos in articles to cover Raffles Runway showcase and the Audio-Visual Unit