Top 10: Young Post readers pick their favourite Young Post story of the year

Joy Pamnani (JR)

This week we asked our readers: What’s your best Young Post story for 2016? Here are our favourite answers

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Story about a visionary

My favourite Young Post story is Writing Hong Kong’s Future. It’s a short story by Eric Wang, a Chinese International School student. He talks about a new chief executive who has ambitious plans for the city, but not everyone agrees with his vision. The story really made me think about Hong Kong’s future.

Billy Wong, 16, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School

Space exploration

My favourite article of 2016 is definitely the one on ‘Nasa’s Juno spacecraft successfully enters Jupiter’s orbit” (July 5). It was so cool to read a news article that updated live about something in space! The article leaves you in suspense on whether the mission will be a success (no fear, it was), and teaches you about planets and Nasa’s technology, which is always interesting.

Joy Lee, 14, South Island School

Getting in the festive spirit

I loved the article “Santa Secrets: the Stress of Unhappy Elves, Reindeers with Fear of Heights, and Mrs Claus saying “No more cookies!” (December 19) because it totally ruined my childhood and then put me in a great mood for Christmas!

Serena Tam, 16, Hong Kong International School

Testing times

It’s got to be the December 13 cover story “On your marks”. It’s about cheating in exams and tests. Lots of people do it because they want to get high marks but are too lazy to study. This was a really interesting article on how they cheat, why they do it, and whether they get caught.

Ronald Suen, 15, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School

Getting to know Alice

Alice’s story “Life inside 55 sq ft: sleeping with suitcases, cooking next to the toilet and living on less than HK$300 a week” (December 15) was eye-opening. I complain about how slow my computer is without thinking that others might not even be able to afford one. It made me realise how lucky I am.

Ally Chan, 15, Baptist Lui Ming Choi Secondary School

Learning English

My favourite stories in Young Post are the vocabulary lessons. This year I’ve learned some difficult English words, and that was the biggest positive for me.

Angel Wong Ling, 15, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School

Top-notch

I don’t have one specific favourite, but I love the Top 10 column. It’s great because I get to know what my peers think, and it’s also a great insight into some fun topics. I think it’s a very valuable part of Young Post.

Deborah Chu, 15, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School

Spooky picks

Get ready for the fright of your life. No, it’s not Donald Trump’s election win – it’s the YP team’s spooky book recommendations! “Scaretastic stories”, the cover on October 28, was the best of the lot from YP

this year.

Kelly Lam, 15, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School

Tech addict

I love “No Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat or slaying selfies: one teenage Hongkonger goes 24 hours without technology” (October 20).

Going 24 hours without technology is unimaginable for me, I’m amazed the writer survived, and am a bit embarrassed to realise how dependent we are on technology!

Charlotte Fong, 14, International Christian School

A colourful tale

I really liked the story about the different colours of Hong Kong’s MTR stations (“See the MTR’s true colours”, November 17). As someone who takes the MTR regularly, I’ve always been curious about how the MTR selects the colours for its stations. It was really interesting to learn that historical reasons, the names of stations, and educational factors all played a role.

Joy Pamnani, 18, University of Hong Kong

For next week’s Top 10, tell us, who do you think would win a fight between a polar bear and a lion and why? Send your answers, along with your name, age and school, to [email protected], with “Top 10: polar bear vs lion” in the subject line, and our favourite answers will appear in next week’s Top 10 page!