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Education 16 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Contingency plans for US students abroard

Georgetown University, Washington D.C. new emergency response plan, is designed to help educators react to nightmare scenarios: an earthquake, a flood, an anti-American riot or a terrorist incident endangering some of the school's 900 students studying overseas.

Nation 27 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

‘Marked improvement’ in SM Georgetown’s results

Teachers and students of SM Georgetown can now walk tall as the school recorded a marked overall improvement in last year's SPM examinations from 55% pass rate in 2001 to 72.8%.

Nation 27 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

More straight A scorers for Penang this year

A total of 307 students in Penang scored straight As in last year's SPM examination, an improvement over the previous year's 238.

Nation 20 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Uncertain times hit gold traders

Goldsmiths and jewellers are seeing fewer customers due to the uncertain times. With the price of gold fluctuating rapidly in recent months, price-conscious customers are exercising caution as the war with Iraq looms.

Education 30 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

A happening life

Event management is a stressful yet enjoyable field for those who are energetic, creative and organised, reports Y.S. LIM.

Education 06 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Beating the odds

An unusual partnership between a university and a poor urban centre in the United States has spawned a high school known for transforming lives and producing academic miracles, reports ELIZABETH MEHREN.

Education 20 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

12 YBs sponsor papers for schools

THE BEST... Students from SM Hamid Khan, SM Haji Zainal Abidin and SM Georgetown were full of praise for the 12 Barisan Nasional elected representatives who are sponsoring a total of 34,000 copies of I>The Star/Ifor their schools and 17 others in Penang.

Nation 02 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Vessel laden with cargo hits pier

A foreign vessel laden with wheat, maize and barley which was piloted to come alongside the drive-out wharf at Westport rammed into the pier, causing minor damage to the front portion of the ship.

Nation 02 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Checks on pharmacies

The Health Ministry will be conducting checks on pharmacies to ensure that they comply with the order to remove health products and supplements manufactured by Australia's Pan Pharmaceuticals Ltd from their shelves.

Education 25 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Letting their fingers do the talking

Instant messaging has superceded phone calls and e-mail as the top model of communication among young people, reports ELLEN EDWARDS.