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MORE YOUTHS TAKING DRUGS, BEGINNING OF A WORRYING TREND?

This is very worrying indeed. Our young generation, the future of our nation, are taking drugs, and they think it's alright and cool. Thus far, more than 350 students have been caught for drug abuse over the past three years, while 70 professionals and managers were arrested for such offences last year. While the numbers seem relatively small, what is worrying is that this is becoming a trend, and the numbers have actually been increasing year by year. Why is that so? Nowadays, information is so readily available, especially to the young generation, for them to know about the dangers of drug abuse. Or is it because of the ease of information available to them, it is easier for them to get these drugs?

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2 LASELLE STUDENTS SUSPENDED AFTER DEFENDING GIRL FROM BULLYING FT STUDENT

2 male students studying at La Salle, a local arts school in Singapore, have been suspended after defending a fellow student from the bullying antics of a foreign student studying in the school. According to a witness, a foreign female student had attempted to force a fellow female student to give up her assessment space. In the midst of their argument, a male student approached the quarrel and tried to stop the foreign student from behaving like a bully.

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MANY OTHER TEACHERS IN ITE MANHANDLES STUDENTS, IT’S A CULTURE THERE

I was there the whole day at the school. Notice many students acting like a gangster, smoking just outside the school compound, it's like a common sight. While I notice on the behaviour of the student, I also notice many teachers being aggressive towards few students too. It was just in front of me when an Indian boy who did not tuck in his white shirt walk past a teacher. The teacher just grab from the back of his neck and tell him to tuck the shirt in. I was shocked but did not say anything.

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HIGH COST OF LIVING DETERRING STUDENTS FROM STUDYING HERE

The authorities' master plan here of making Singapore a global hub for education seems to have taken a massive blow. Instead of climbing towards that number one spot, we dropped. And judging by the ever increasing cost of everything here, it is not ever likely that Singapore can climb that high in the rankings again. We Singaporeans all know this. The high cost of living is realy a burden to almost everyone of us. Now, even international students are deterred from coming here and study.

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SINGAPORE SPORTS SCHOOL SAYS ALL PRIZE WON BY THEIR STUDENTS BELONG TO THEM

What's this new ruling about the Singapore Sports School indicating that any prizes, be it monetary or products, that the students of the school win while representing the school must be given to the school instead? Previously, the student-athletes get to keep their winnings as long as these prizes were not clearly awarded to the school. Have the school gotten too greedy for their own good? The students pay a school fee for their rights to be in the school, and I'm very sure there are other fees that they are paying in their duration studying at the school.

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STUDENTS CLEANING CLASSROOMS IS NOW NATIONAL NEWS

Students having to clean their classrooms at the end of the day before dismissal also now becomes a piece of news. In fact, a Minister made this his crusade for kids to have "area cleaning" time before they leave for home. Kids nowadays are so privileged. Maybe they have never hold a broom, dusters and other cleaning tools before this. Of course, their maids will do all the cleaning for them, the kids will not know what cleaning up after means. Just over a generation ago, cleaning of classrooms was normal practice. We all had to do our part in making sure the classrooms are always swept, and rubbish always cleared, while the blackboards are always maintained before and after lessons.

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62 OASIS STUDENT FALL SICK IN FIRST WEEK BACK AT SCHOOL

62 students from Oasis Primary School suffered from vomiting and diarrhoea in the first week back in school. Staff members, however, were not affected. The numbers was so high that the school quickly took pre-emptive measures to disinfect the school on top of the regular cleaning, once they found out that many of their students had fallen sick. Police, MOH, NEA and PUB were also called in by the school to help investigate the cause of the students falling sick. Thus far, investigations indicated there were no hygiene lapses in the school. All the 62 students have recovered. So, what was the cause of the sudden surge of students getting sick? And why only the students were affected? The authorities better get down to the bottom of the issue, and must inform the public.

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IS MODESTY OF FEMALE TEACHERS LESS IMPT THAN STUDENTS’ FUTURE?

A student who allegedly molested a girl in a lift must be approached by the police during school hours and taken to the police station for interrogation. But it's right for a student who definitely (it would seem) took upskirt videos of female teacher to not be reported to the police immediately because boys will be boys (a rhetoric that violently defines masculinity at the expense of boys who are actually different) and the victims should not even have a say over how they want the matter handled.

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STUDENTS’ COLOR UNDERWEAR IN WHITE UNIFORM SO UNSIGHTLY

I would like to highlight to schools, especially secondary schools with white uniform tops and bottoms that your quality of your school pants sucks, and please either you make do with not having white long pants or ask your students not to wear coloured, especially dark coloured (black) underwear.

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