Issue: November 08, 2010   (Archive)
Friday, April 25, 2014   

Really worth the money?
Within the United States, Harvey Mudd College, along with top technological institutions such as MIT and Caltech, represents the best return on investment for those thinking about going to college, according to a new study by the website Payscale.

No rest for the sick
Being sick away from your family is no fun. And by sick, I mean just a cold or a fever, when you need rest for a quick recovery.

Learning the right note
Beautiful melodies and enticing lyrics of two singer-songwriters in a soundproof band room will make you oblivious of the teenagers spinning through the air on skateboards outside.

Top tips for stressful courses
No subject is easy to study at tertiary level but there are certain university courses that strike fear into the hearts of even the bravest and smartest undergraduates. So you've been admitted to a prestigious course - maybe law, medicine, economics, architecture - and you feel great, but now you have to stay there.

Elite for the masses
Chauffeured luxury cars parked outside elite direct subsidy scheme schools have been used to highlight the socioeconomic class of some of the students.

Top of the tables again
Last December, Shanghai was again named best in the world in the Program for International Student Assessment test (, a global system for assessing the maths, reading and science skills of some 510,000 secondary school pupils, run by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Oceans of knowledge
It takes a keen observer to notice the mischievously still ribbon pipehorse posing as a strand of seaweed in the ocean. The long slender creature is usually found in coral reefs near Indonesia and Australia, munching on plankton.

Sitting for the new SAT
Last month, the first significant changes to the SAT were announced since 2005.

A day in my life
I am beginning to slip into routine now. I get up at about 7.20 in the morning. It takes me about 20 minutes to get washed and changed. I always message my friends and family during this time.

A sporting chance
In the Bollywood movie 3 Idiots, the head of an engineering college asks his newborn grandson, who had been kicking hard in the womb, if he wants to become a football player. If Form Five student Jeffrey Lee Wing-chun had been asked the same question, he would have given a resounding yes.

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