Litter; waste pollution – a hidden problem in our supposedly spotless Garden City. Firstly, we should define waste pollution. It is man-made waste, mainly made up of plastic litter, discarded in the environment. This includes plastic bottles, bags, and wrappers, while natural waste, such as dried leaves and fruits, do not count. To investigate the … Continue reading The Hidden Enemy: Litter
An investigation into the light pollution in Singapore Continue reading Light Pollution: A probe into its causes and effects
There are different types of pollution, such as light and water. These can be seen for the most part. A more invisible yet highly talked about pollution is air pollution. Continue reading Air Pollution – Still a Problem for Singaporeans?
Climate change is something we hear about very often nowadays, whether it is on social media, or in everyday conversations with the people around us… but how much do people know about climate change, and care about its effects? Continue reading Sea levels, global warming, climate change: topics of the past, present, future
Our Brightening Skies Spell A Gloomy Future It is invisible to both our eyes and minds. Many are unaware of it and its implications. Yet, it continues to harm people and animals. The issue of light pollution is real. But just how serious is the problem of light pollution in Singapore? And should we be … Continue reading The Best Night is a Dark Night
Oh, hello there. I’m Omega, a ghost now, the ghost of a nurdle (a pre-production plastic pellet). Allow me to share with you my sorrowful journey and unceremonious death. Continue reading Our Fight Against Plastic Pollution
Despite its claim to be a city in a garden, Singapore experiences massive amounts of man-made noise pollution. Although the National Environmental agency (NEA) has placed some restraints on the issue (Noise Pollution Overview, 2020), the amount of noise pollution that residents experience is still greater than that which they are willing to accept. The … Continue reading Man’s great cacophony: Noise pollution hurts Singapore wildlife
Did you know that an 8th continent has been discovered? Though it is not something to be excited about because it is called ‘The Great Pacific Garbage Patch’. Estimated to contain around 4 trillion pieces of plastic, its size increases every year. Plastic pollution in Singapore is no different. According to the 2021 Waste Statistics … Continue reading Plastic Pollution – The Silent Killer
When I first set out to write this article about my Boarding experience, I was at a loss to be frank. Should I begin with the first day of check-in when I, with my luggage-in-tow, was slightly apprehensive yet brimming with anticipation? Or perhaps I should start with the #adulting courses, when we were exposed … Continue reading Boarding: A Reflection
Rafflesian Spotlight, an annual talent show organised by the RI Prefectorial Board has seen some of the best talents the RI Y14 cohort has to offer. Previously, we have seen the likes of magicians, musicians, dancers and comedians and the performances are a mixed bag of delightful surprises. After a long break due to the … Continue reading A Peek Behind The Scenes of Rafflesian Spotlight
It was a regular Thursday morning on 18 August 2022. The skies were clear and the school was running about. But it was a significant milestone in RI’s calendar. It was RI’s Promethean Leadership Investiture (PLI), and the school was finally gathering to attend the event physically after two years of disruptions by COVID-19’s safety … Continue reading Promethean Leadership Investiture — A significant and important tradition
On the eve of the September holidays, as Deputy Principal Mr Ng reminded the students of Year 1 to 3 to commence preparations for the End-of-Year examinations, I could not help but recall and relive the memories of the Year 4’s Final Exams. For me, the Final Exam journey has been an eventful one to … Continue reading Reflections from the Hall: A Final Exam Journey
The C division cricket NSG season came up in Term 3, with the B division season completing its run in Term 2. Fans of the game might be eager to know the match details, including match fixtures and selected 20 players. (Note : The fixtures are not final and are subject to weather conditions.) I … Continue reading Coverage for NSG – Cricket
As the 2022/23 season has just started, it means that the annual summer transfer window is about to end. Many big transfers have been taking place in the Premier League, the top flight of English football. During the annual summer transfer window, teams can sign on new players or ‘sell’ players to boost the quality … Continue reading Rating Premier League Transfers
“How can anyone survive one day without meat?” That was the first thought I had when I chanced upon the concept of “Meatless Monday” on my social media feeds. This was to be one of the many instances when I would read about the growing vegan movement. According to Peta (People for the Ethical Treatment … Continue reading Going Vegetarian for 3 days
Gaming, it’s a thing we all enjoy. There’s that one genre ranging from shooters, RPGs, sports, etc. that we really enjoy. And some of us might enjoy some of these genres more than others. But sometimes, the games we always play get a little boring, so why not try something new? In the article, we … Continue reading Gaming Into A New Genre
This week has been a long time coming. With the recent easing of SMMs on April 26, school life, to quote my form teacher, is finally “striking back.” This week alone had many firsts for me personally. For the first time in 2 years, we stood shoulder-to-shoulder, cheering our hearts out during match support, supporting … Continue reading Out of Covid’s shadow: A Reflection
Principal of RI, Mr Frederick Yeo, with Mr Tan and his fellow Deputy Principals. Mr Tan is standing, and 3rd from the left. (📷: RI Communications) What does our new Deputy Principal of Academic Studies (Year 1-4) have to say to us? Recently, we at RPUBs conducted an exclusive interview with the Deputy Principal of … Continue reading Our Deputy Principal of Academic Studies (Year 1-4): Who is he?
A collaborative reflection written by Jai and Zong Heng “I never knew our voices could be so loud,” I remarked to one of my friends on the Monday right after Orientation Camp, recalling the times how I had to raise my voice to get the Year 1’s attention. Be it re-visiting the school traditions and values, or learning how to use a gimbal (a device used to keep a camera stable during live-streaming) within a day, this extremely long journey has been an eye-opening experience to say the least. Continue reading Our PSL Experience
We think we know how to use an iPad, but have we made the most of it? Our iPads are incredibly useful assets. We have a variety of apps, we can surf the Internet (albeit with restrictions), and we can refer to all our notes and worksheets easily within OneNote. But buried within iPadOS are … Continue reading Tips and Tricks for Using Your iPad
With our hectic schedules packed with academic and extracurricular commitments of all sorts, it is no surprise that every RI student looks forward to the break and dismissal times in hope of refilling themselves with a hearty meal or grabbing a quick bite before hustling on with their busy lives. Year 1s in particular, being … Continue reading A Guide to Food in RI
Everyone knows about Chill, or at least they used to. During this Covid era, the convenience store has long faded into the background. But will it make a comeback? It remains to be seen. What is Chill? Chill is a cosy convenience store, tucked away by the side entrance of the school swimming pool, occupying … Continue reading Chillin’ At Chill
When exams roll around, no one really is excited for it. The stress from parents, teachers and even one’s peers can feel quite overwhelming to begin with. Who would want to deal with huge amounts of work on a regular basis? But we all encounter moments where bad goes to worse, where we just don’t … Continue reading Motivation: The gas in your tank
Viewers will be taken on an acoustic audio-sensory voyage through the alluring gardens and majestic edifices of Raffles Institution. With multiple hotspots of sounds, the project follows the conversations and interactions of a group of bosom friends during a normal day in Year 4. Published by: rafflespublicationsy14 View all posts Continue reading Sound Surrounds Us
Ever since their retirement, my grandparents have had nothing to do all day… or have they? I wanted to find out if they indeed led a boring after-retirement life. And boy, was I proven wrong. Their day starts off quite simply. Heading out as a pair to have a cup of coffee and some food … Continue reading Golden Years
Covid has already occupied our minds for almost 2 years now but even as we long for a return to pre-pandemic normal, Covid has undeniably changed our lifestyle. This photo essay presents an individual viewpoint, examining Covid and its impact on an ordinary Year 3 student life. The pandemic has changed many of our lifestyles. … Continue reading Lifestyle Changes from the Pandemic
The pandemic has impacted our lives in countless ways; it has changed how we relax and refresh ourselves during this end-of-year school holidays. Published by: rafflespublicationsy14 View all posts Continue reading COVID-19 and how it transformed our holidays
Despite many challenges during this pandemic, these heartland shopkeepers near my home in the Bukit Gombak Neighbourhood Centre have been working hard and persevering in their day to day lives. The uncle in the image above has been working in this job making ‘thosai’, ‘uttapam’ and other Indian delicacies for over 10 years. He told … Continue reading Around the corner
The Professor Brawn stall in the Raja Block foyer is a regular fixture, but is it really worth a visit? Continue reading Professor Brawn Review: Is the Food That Good?
Known for the iconic Rafflesian Times, we are a student-based, student-led and (mostly) student-run club of students with a passion for writing and its different forms, ranging from events reporting and commentaries to reviews and exclusive interviews. Through professional training and on-the-ground reportage assignments, we empower our members to unleash their inner writers and put their skills to test in exploring diverse issues relevant to the student and staff population.
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