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Students’ Good Work published on Opinion Page of SCMP 
Take a look at your schoolmate's work and learn from them!
The links here are the good work in the past years:
Below are the good work for 2018-2019:
SCMP December 04, 2018
Walter Chong 6B
Young Post December 04, 2018
Michael Mak 4B
SCMP November 30, 2018
Cedar Ma 3B
Young Post November 30, 2018
Kelly Zheng 4C
SCMP November 27, 2018
Juno Wong 2C
Young Post November 26, 2018
Kevin Wong 5E
Young Post November 26, 2018
Henry Chow 2B
SCMP November 26, 2018
Tiffany Leung 2B
SCMP November 23, 2018
Tiffany Lau 2C (A)
SCMP November 23, 2018
Tiffany Lau 2C (B)
SCMP November 23, 2018
Peco Mak 5E (A)
SCMP November 23, 2018
Peco Mak 5E (B)
SCMP November 23, 2018
Peco Mak 5E (C)
SCMP November 23, 2018
Peco Mak 5E (D)
SCMP November 23, 2018
Peco Mak 5E (E)
SCMP November 23, 2018
Meihing Lee 2C (A)
SCMP November 23, 2018
Meihing Lee 2C (B)
SCMP November 22, 2018
Yan Lam 5B (A)
SCMP November 22, 2018
Yan Lam 5B (B)
SCMP November 22, 2018
Yan Lam 5B (C)
SCMP November 21, 2018
Vincy Pun 5B (A)
SCMP November 21, 2018
Vincy Pun 5B (B)
SCMP November 20, 2018
Chammy Chow 5E
Young Post November 19, 2018
Henry Chow 2B (A)
Young Post November 19, 2018
Henry Chow 2B (B)
Young Post November 19, 2018
Kevin Wong 5E
SCMP November 15, 2018
Peco Make 5E (A)
SCMP November 15, 2018
Peco Make 5E (B)
SCMP November 15, 2018
Peco Make 5E (C)
SCMP November 13, 2018
Kris Wong 4B
SCMP November 08, 2018
Rainbow Or 5E (A)
SCMP November 08, 2018
Rainbow Or 5E (B)
SCMP November 08, 2018
Rainbow Or 5E (C)
Young Post November 05, 2018
Isabella Suen 1A (A)
Young Post November 05, 2018
Isabella Suen 1A (B)
SCMP October 23, 2018
Enoch Yeung 4E
SCMP  October 8, 2018
John Hung 5B
Young Post  October 5, 2018
Pako Chan 3A
SCMP  October 5, 2018
James Wong 6E
SCMP  October 4, 2018
Heidi Cheng 4D
SCMP  October 4, 2018
Ada Yeung 4D
Young Post  October 3, 2018
Henry Chow 2B
SCMP  October 3, 2018
Jordan Chan 5E
SCMP  September 28, 2018
Jovy Cheung 5D
Young Post  September 14, 2018
Nicole Choi 2B
Young Post  September 14, 2018
Jason Kwok 4A
SCMP  September 13, 2018
Jacky Tsoi 5E
Young Post  September 12, 2018
Wylok Wong 3A
Young Post  September 10, 2018
Stanley Chan 4E
Young Post  September 10, 2018
Nicole Chan 3C
Young Post September 10, 2018
Isaac Lo 4E
SCMP September 10, 2018
Carl Leung 2B
Young Post September 7, 2018
Stanley Chan 4E
Young Post September 7, 2018
Icy Wong 5B
SCMP September 7, 2018
Thomas Wong 6A
SCMP September 4, 2018
Sara Wong 6A
Young Post September 3, 2018
Henry Chow Ka hang 2B
Young Post  October 29, 2018
Grace Zhang 2C
SCMP  October 26, 2018
Shirley Lau 4B
SCMP  October 24, 2018
Wylok Wong 3A
SCMP  October 23, 2018
Stephanie Yung 2C
SCMP August 8, 2018
Christy Wong 5D
Make visitors pay to camp at Butterfly Beach Park in Tuen Mun
I am writing to express my feelings about people occupying campsites in Tuen Mun’s Butterfly Beach Park.
With its stunning scenery and easy accessibility, Butterfly Beach Park is an all-time favourite of both local families and holidaymakers, who can enjoy barbecues and camping there. However, it has become harder to camp in Butterfly Beach Park since the campsites are often found occupied.
These campsites may seem attractive to street sleepers or others who want to set up a temporary “home”, as this does not cost them a penny. Use of the campsites is on a first-come-first-served basis on application, and users can remain in each campsite for days. Also, the facilities there are well-maintained, with toilets, water taps, and refreshment kiosks.
I think people who occupy the campsites for long periods of time are being selfish. Everyone should have the right to use the public facilities, and they are depriving others of their chance to enjoy the park. The government could think about charging for the use of the campsites. This might help to ensure that everyone at the campsite is there for camping and is not occupying the site as their home.
Christy Wong, Tseung Kwan O
SCMP August 6, 2018
Anakin Tam 5D
Hong Kong’s long hours and toxic offices reflect a global problem that needs action
Hong Kong is no stranger to toxic workplace environments (“Are Hong Kong’s long hours and toxic offices driving us out of our minds?”, July 27).
It would be an understatement to say that city workers are under stress, as many mental health problems can be traced to toxic offices. There are no restrictions on working times in Hong Kong, and a fifth of its workforce spends up to six hours extra at work each week, a 2015 study showed. Also, a survey the same year by the Swiss banking group UBS found Hong Kong employees clocked up to 50.1 hours per week, the highest among the 71 cities compared.
And in May, all hopes of a standard hours legislation were dashed when government decided to issue non-binding guidelines for 11 labour-intensive trades, by 2020. That was a further blow to Hongkongers constantly working overtime without compensation.
Longer working hours take a toll in terms of both human resources and financial costs. The mental health of workers is extremely vital in achieving a cost-effective and productive working pace. A study by the medical journal The Lancetshowed that people who worked more than 55 hours a week had a 33 per cent greater risk of stroke, while another by the European Heart Journal showed long work days can cause irregular heartbeats.
Chronic stress and sedentary jobs can lead to obesity and sleep disorders, and the risk of developing depression, cardiovascular problems, diabetes, ulcers and even some forms of cancer. Aside from health demerits, viewed from the economic side, depression and anxiety disorders are estimated to cost the global economy US$1 trillion a year.
In short, toxic offices are a global problem. Action needs to be taken by both the employers and employees, for a friendlier and hence more efficient workplace.
Anakin Tam, Tseung Kwan O
SCMP July 24, 2018
Keith Li 6C
Is Hong Kong racist? The answer, sadly, is yes
Sadly, I agree with the statement “Hong Kong is racist”, after spending two years living in Yuen Long’s Pat Heung village and a year in On Tat Estate, in Kwun Tong. Both places are well-known as being home to people from the ethnic minorities, but I can tell Hongkongers have a prejudice against them.
Back in Yuen Long, I always saw Africans hanging around with their friends. They were nice and said hi when we crossed paths, sometimes asking how my day went and ending with “Have a nice day”. They were all friendly and trying to make friends with those outside their circle. It is true that some may have committed a crime, but that does not make the whole African community criminals. 
Hongkongers need to accept that some Africans are Hongkongers too, despite the colour of their skin. They cannot condemn an entire community because of the wrongdoings of some.
How Hong Kong’s ethnic minorities can help promote the city overseas
Now I live in On Tat Estate, where many other minorities live alongside local Hongkongers, and life seems to be a bit more harmonious. I have seen parents of the different races getting along, as well as their kids. But I have also witnessed some residents complain about how they dress and how they smell.
The grim struggle to find a home for Hong Kong’s poorer ethnic minorities
Differences between them and us do exist, but I have seen many people from the ethnic minorities compromise and try to fit in. It is local Hongkongers who are reluctant to let them become a part of the community. It is time to for us to put our prejudices aside, so that Hong Kong can start being an international city.
Keith Li, Tseung Kwan O
SCMP July 11, 2018
Keith Li 6C
Hong Kong’s failure to safeguard LGBT rights shames its equal society
The LGBT community globally has become more courageous in fighting for its rights, including same-sex marriage. With societies growing more open-minded and with rising acceptance of homosexuality among younger generations, country after country is recognising the right to same-sex marriage, including the US, Australia and Taiwan. From recognising gay rights to allowing same-sex marriage may have taken a few decades, but that leap has been made.
However, take a step back and look at Hong Kong: members of the LGBT community do not enjoy the same civil rights as their heterosexual peers, such as getting public housing in the name of their spouse or a married person’s allowance, as same-sex marriage is not recognised in Hong Kong. For a community that believes in equality, our record on LGBT rights is a disgrace.
LGBT book should be thrown at officials
Therefore, even though a more positive attitude may be shown towards the LGBT community, it may just remain as empty words without actual government action on establishing a new protocol.
Just as in gender-based discrimination, the LGBT community can face maltreatment in social situations, in school and at the workplace. Without protection by law, public support for LGBT rights will achieve little.
It was sad to see how a same-sex couple who had done nothing wrong still needed to go to court just to claim their civil rights. It is time the government faced the issue and acted on it.
Keith Li, Tseung Kwan O