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While there’s still time

As I con­sider the sud­den and un­for­tu­nate pass­ing of St Ge­orge’s foot­ball cap­tain Do­minic James, who died while play­ing a Man­ning Cup match last week, my heart is full. He was only 18 years young and, as most would be­lieve, had a promis­ing life ahead of him. How do you say to his par­ents, team­mates and coach that these things re­ally do just hap­pen? Rest well, young one. To the rest of you: do not take any­thing for granted. Live good, be happy, go for your goals while there’s still time.

Faith in hu­man­ity re­stored

Re­cently, THE STAR had re­ported that a Westmoreland stu­dent was turned away by ad­min­is­tra­tors over fail­ure to pay aux­il­iary fees. This comes af­ter Min­is­ter Reid’s di­rec­tive that all schools are to de­sist from charg­ing the fees. The long and short of the story is that not only did the min­istry in­ter­vene, but per­sons from the wider com­mu­nity be­gan to out­pour sup­port, mon­e­tary and other­wise. This shows that good peo­ple are still out there, but more im­por­tantly: when in doubt, speak up and speak out.

By any other means nec­es­sary

I think some­how I have the ten­dency to de­liver a lec­ture some­where in this sec­tion so, here we go again (LOL). Now, I know most of you might se­ri­ously be con­tem­plat­ing your fu­ture af­ter high school, and hope­fully, that sur­rounds higher learn­ing. Word of ad­vice: try your best to avoid stu­dents’ loan. It is not an easy way out and trust me, later in life you will re­gret it. Em­ploy­ment is scarce and times will get harder; the last thing you’ll need is to be pay­ing back, hy­po­thet­i­cally speak­ing, three times what your de­gree costs. Snatch that de­gree but please, by any other means nec­es­sary.

‘Rob and Chyna’ for the win

The fu­ture Mr and Mrs Kar­dashian have pre­miered their new re­al­ity se­ries, Rob and Chyna, and just so you know – it is all that! The se­ries al­ready seems to mir­ror very lit­tle of the some­what par­ent show Keep­ing Up With the Kar­dashi­ans. For one, Chyna is def­i­nitely not like Kim, Kourt­ney or Khloe, and she makes no apolo­gies about that. Her re­la­tion­ship with Rob is as un­con­ven­tional and as roller coaster-y as it gets but hey, is there a true love story that isn’t? With that said, who’s watch­ing next week’s episode with me??

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