Letters to the Editor, May 9, 2013

Guantanamo Bay detention camp. Photo: Reuters

Hong Kong civilised, not democratic

According to Michael Chugani, universal suffrage is mere icing on the democracy cake ("Over-egging it", May 4).

Thursday, 9 May, 2013, 4:45am 3 comments

Rag - with respect

Unseemly behaviour in the name of ragging is a traditional problem on university campuses, and Hong Kong campuses are no exception.

Ragging is the physical and psychological abuse of freshmen by senior students. It's a ritual that inducts newcomers into the group.

There have been reports about lurid incidents at campus orientation camps.

3 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

And the winner of the most salacious report goes to ...

If there was an award for salacious news coverage, the city's newspapers would probably win hands down, judging by the front pages of the three leading mass-circulation papers on Wednesday.

14 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

And the winners are . . .

Category winners of the 2005/06 South China Morning Post Student of the Year Awards and finalists for the Student of the Year Award have been selected.

Turn to page 3 for a complete list and pages 6 and 7 for the winning articles for the Student Linguist of the Year Award.

1 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Sackings set the seal on tabloid's termination

The dismissal of the staff of a Wuhan-based newspaper has brought down the curtain on the nation's shortest-lived weekly.

The dismissals at the tabloid Xin Zhou Bao have also revived claims that the paper was a casualty of provincial media paranoia.

25 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

30th South China Morning Post Student of the Year Awards open for nominations

Schools may nominate three students for each of the eight award categories - Student of the Year, Best Improvement, Student Computer Scientist of the Year, Student Dancer of the Year, Student Linguist of the Year, Student Musician of the Year, Student Sportsperson of the Year and Student Visual Artist of the Year.

11 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Calling outstanding students

Do you think you have what it takes to be a model student?

The South China Morning Post Student of the Year Awards 2002/03 are now open for nominations, calling all those who not only excel at school, but also in non-academic activities such as community and volunteer work.

28 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Free from harassment

I refer to Carrie Chan's letter 'Student taunts raise misgivings about merger' (Sunday Morning Post, September 15) about the way students at a certain SAR university choose to welcome freshmen. The decline of morals is a serious problem in Hong Kong. Many university students, particularly males, accept sexual harassment as part of the fun at an orientation camp.

22 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Exam move paves way for shorter secondary schooling

University chiefs are being urged to give preference to Form Six students with Advanced Supplementary level (AS) qualifications - a move that could pave the way for three-year senior secondary schools.

In a restricted letter issued by the Education Commission, universities are asked to specify AS requirements instead of A-levels whenever possible.

30 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

English day games lift confidence

Pupils had a chance to speak English in real-life situations at Tsuen Wan Government Secondary School.

The school's English Society organised its fourth English Speaking Day aimed at boosting students' confidence with the language.

There was role-playing, language games, exhibitions, competitions and a poetry-writing workshop.

12 May 1997 - 12:00am

Lecturer's call for apology rejected

A CHINESE University lecturer yesterday demanded an open apology from a student he said had made public attacks on him.

But the student and her classmates running the Student Press, the student union paper which published the remarks, rejected the call, calling on the lecturer to apologise for harassing her.

10 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Fund to help students cope with high fees

THE high school fee for secondary forms has prompted Raimondi College to set up an education fund for needy students.

2 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Making life easier for sixth formers

SECONDARY schools are stepping up efforts to provide programmes for Form Six students to help them adapt to the new environment and social life and prepare them for the heavy workload in the next two years.

23 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

English activities draw enthusiasm

ACAMPAIGN to stimulate students' interest in the English Language was launched at YWCA Hioe Tjo Yoeng College recently.

The ''English Speaking Week '93'' was organised by the English Society. It was aimed at providing opportunities for students to learn English. Throughout the week, students were required to speak in English on campus.

26 Feb 1993 - 12:00am