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The 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover is drawing near, but it's not the only thing celebrating a two-decade anniversary this year.
Barrister Hugh Kam hopes young people have the courage to try new things.
Hugh Kam is a former SCMP student linguist winner who speaks five languages. This year, he is judging the prize. This is what the SCMP award meant to him...
Tina Lam studied in Hong Kong and London; she urges other budding artists to travel.
Tina Lam Tin-na was the SCMP's Best Student Visual Artist in 2004. Back then, she was a Form Six student at Jockey Club Ti-I College in Sha Tin.
Science spotlight on danger_L
Have you ever been dazzled when someone takes your photo with a flash? Do you think animals would feel the same? To find the answer, we carried out a research ...
Science computers do learn_L
In computer security, there is one important area which requires more attention from time to time. Besides the firewall, which is used to prevent bad ...
Singer/actor Alex Fong defines success as being able to do something that you are passionate about.
Alex Fong Lik-sun won the SCMP Student Sportsperson of the Year in 1998. Then he was a Form Six student at St Joseph's College. The talented swimmer went ...
Each week, our two teenagers will debate a hot topic. This week ...
The magic of music_L
Alvin Wong was the SCMP Student Musician of the Year in 1998. He was a Form Six student at St Paul's Co-Educational College then. Today he is ...
Science self-cleaning clothes_L
In Hong Kong, high humidity encourages mould and bacteria to grow, which makes cleaning a difficult daily task. What's more, because population density ...
Science Understanding cancer_L
"Cancer" is the name of a disease and a sign under the zodiac. Why are they both called cancer? Well, the Latin word for "crab" is "cancer". Cancer cells have ...
SOTY 3_L
When Jolie Chow Mei-kwan won SCMP's Student of the Year Award in 2002, she was a 17-year-old student at St Paul's Convent School. She was an all-rounder who earned ...