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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : November 19th 2008
4 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, November 20, 2008 MB NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Burwood Girls' High School teacher Christine Yeung gives a final pep talk to HSC students before their Chinese exam. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~PP217697 Students celebrate end of exams SHIREEN KHALIL THE HSC has come to an end and it seems the most popular way to celebrate is to catch up on sleep. Chinese was the exam that marked the end of the HSC last Thursday and some Burwood Girls students were happy to know that they could ''finally get some sleep''. Chinese student, Michelle Lu, who came to Australia a few years ago, is excited it's all over and can't wait to go to uni. ''It's exciting because I finished my whole school life and now I can go to uni and study engineering,'' she said. ''I came to Australia when I was 16 and it has been hard learning the language but I think I went OK during my exams. ''I hope I get 90 per cent. I studied every day and tried my best.'' Michelle said she found the maths exam was the most difficult. ''This year maths, especially extension 2, was really hard com- pared with the other years,'' she said. But there was only one thing on her mind after the exam. ''Now that's its all over I just want to sleep,'' she said. Angela Hung was in shock after she came out of the exam. ''I feel like it's a normal day and it doesn't feel like I just did my HSC,'' she said. ''I feel like I'm going to be back here tomorrow.'' Angela said the HSC was a lot harder than she thought but still hoped to get enough marks to study nursing. Winner's birthday surprise HE turns 50 this week, but Nathan Ryan never expected such spec- tacular birthday presents as a new Suzuki Grand Vitara, $4000 Westfield gift card and a weekend at the Q Station at Manly. The Annandale man was over the moon when he got a phone call to say he was the lucky grand prizewinner of the Cumberland- Courier Find Yourself compe- tition. On November 7, he was presented with his prizes, together valued at more than $37,000. ''I go in competitions now and then and I've won a few small prizes, but nothing major like this,'' he said. ''It's going to be a pretty good Christmas.'' 'Curtins' for soup motion FIONA BRADY ASHFIELD councillor Nick Adams toned down his dramatic ''soup kitchens and breadlines'' call to arms at Tuesday night's council meeting, opting for a less sensational version. As reported in last week's Inner- West Weekly, the Liberal council- lor's original notice of motion in the council agenda asked for a report on whether those services could be provided ''if the (global financial) crisis became such that a great number of our residents became homeless and unem- ployed''. But at Tuesday night's meeting, Cr Adams handed out an updated notice of motion which made no mention of soup kitchens or breadlines. Instead, it asked council staff to liaise with the community and welfare groups to find out ''any emerging social issues arising from the current global financial crisis'' and report back to council- lors. It also asked the general man- ager to update the council regu- larly on any developments relat- ing to its collatorised debt obligations investment portfolio. But Cr Adams was reluctant to abandon the emergency mode en- tirely. ''It is in times of peace that man prepares for war,'' he told the council. Labor councillor Alex Lofts light-heartedly compared Cr Adams' speech with ''some of Curtin's wartime rhetoric''. While some councillors had ex- pressed reservations about the original notice of motion, the redrafted version found more favour. It was passed unanimously. 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