Charmain Li

Should gap years be compulsory?

Charmain Li, 18, Imperial College London

Tuesday, 22 May, 2012, 12:00am

Fun and games can bring science to life

Studying biochemistry made me wonder about the relevance of studying science for a future career. After all, only a small percentage of people go on to become the scientists they set out to be, and it is a long and tough journey.

But that got me thinking about how life is so similar to the games that we all play. And scientists could be the biggest gamers of all.

19 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

In praise of learning and memorising hard

It's not uncommon to see students stay awake for insanely long periods of time, especially when out partying and enjoying themselves.

17 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

NKOTBSB (CD) New Kids & Backstreet Boys

Epic 90s boy bands New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys have joined forces to release NKOTBSB to coincide with their US national tour that begins this month.

The album alternates top songs from each group as voted by their fans, and rounds off with newly recorded tracks by the new super-group.

17 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Should family members receive a wage for the work they do at home?

Charmain Li, 17, Sha Tin College

13 Apr 2011 - 12:00am