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  1. US fails to learn from school shootings

    Posted Mar 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not be uniquely American: school shootings and Columbine-inspired plans have been witnessed or foiled from Canada to Japan. But the distressing regularity of such news from all parts of the United States ... investigated last year for a threat to 'shoot up' his school. More recently, he showed graphically violent drawings around and was suspended from school for an unspecified reason. ...

  2. Shoot first, ask questions later

    Posted Jan 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jing Zhang jing.zhang@scmp.com Trust an incident involving shopping, luxury fashion and taking pictures to spark an impromptu political protest in Hong Kong. What has turned into the political storm of the week- specifically for Italian fashion label Dolc ...

  3. Orange is the New Black

    Posted Jul 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Charmaine Chan Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman Spiegel & Grau (e-book) Knowing the book is about a woman's imprisonment in the US, you expect to read about violence, drugs, sexual abuse, sadistic guards, and the like. Instead, the year spent by 'ex-lesbian, boho-Wasp' Piper Kerman in a federal women's jail in Connecticut- in connection ...

  4. Violent video games form a corrosive link in young minds

    Posted Apr 18th 2009, 12:00am by Paul Surtees

    ... remains dormant. It is no accident that the perpetrators of many school shootings have been revealed to be very isolated individuals with few communication skills. When we look at the types ... society at least 30,000 people die each year from gunshot wounds; about one-third of those are aged 15 to 24. From 1996 to 2007, there were 41 school and university shooting sprees in America, ...

  5. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Child sex attacks and treatment of elderly shame China

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... It released a sample case ruling in which a primary school teacher accused of repeatedly raping and molesting seven primary schoolgirls from 2004 to 2011 would be executed. It signals the perpetrators ... sexually molesting primary school pupils. This raises serious questions about the quality and management of teachers in the nation's vast education system. The most outrageous case involved ...

  6. Give me five

    Posted Jan 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Give me five furore (n) an outburst of excitement or anger Example: The school shootings in the United States have caused a furore over gun controls. cure-all (n) something that people ... to move swiftly to avoid something Example: She dodged going to school by pretending to be ill. ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Ethnic minority students want level playing field in schools

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chinese-language exam fees put ethnic minority students at a disadvantage I am an Indian student from a government-subsidised school and, like many ethnic minority youths, I was born and raised in Hong Kong. I consider Hong Kong my home and wish to contribute to this society. I believe that children from ethnic minorities are important to the future development of Hong Kong. Last ...

  8. Citizens from ethnic minorities could help raise English standards in schools

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... schools. I hear pupils pronouncing 'tortoise' as 'tor-toys' and 'mother' as 'marr-da'. Many Hong Kong citizens, who like me were born and educated here, come ... can, for instance. I do not mean to offend any NET readers but it is fact. I have tried offering assistance gratis to some schools but to date have not received even a polite rejection. What do ...

  9. Too cruel for school

    Posted May 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... persistent bullying during his six years in secondary school in Hong Kong. His classmates taunted him constantly, calling him 'gay' or 'sissy'. 'Name-calling was the start; ... During his first year of secondary school, Victor was attacked by a fellow student. Instead of making friends, he faced new levels of cruelty as the bullying continued. 'It ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Help Hong Kong's hidden youths come out of their shell

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by Paul Yip, MELISSA CHAN

    ... parents play a part. Some have described the hikikomori in Japan as a "middle class" phenomenon, as they live under the shelter of their well-off parents. Schools, too, have a role to play. Bullying, at school or on the internet, hurts self-esteem, and may create isolation and anti-social behaviour. Moreover, hidden youths often feel lost. Career counselling services ...




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