"Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveller back to his own fireside and quiet home!"
~ Charles Dickens ~
Well, it's been a busy week, as we prepare for the RS Awards. Thanks to everyone for voting and sending in your thoughts on your teen magazine. The polls close at midnight tonight, and you'll get to hear about the results soon enough, so sit tight and keep the Rising Stars by your side.
I'll end our discussion here today. Coming down with flu is not my idea of a pleasant week. Hence, in the spirit of the season, I'm leaving you with a couple of Santa jokes:
does Santa always go down the chimney?
To all my readers, Merry Christmas, and I hope all your wishes come true. See you next week!
By The Girl Next Door
on in style
December's here and it's party time!With Christmas and New Year creeping closer, and the wedding invites piling up, what to wear becomes a major concern. If the thought of dressing up gives you the creeps, read on for some trendy tips. If you want to be…
Denim is stylish in any season, and particularly the coolness of the weather in this season allow for experimentation with flares, bell-bottoms, embroidered, and glittery jeans. Team these with a sparkly top, a fitted jacket, or a stylish wool wrap.
Leather pants are also 'in' when it comes to parties. If you prefer skirts, long tight knee length skirt with small slits at both sides can be worn. Team it with a top of your choice. Contrast the colors; like if your top is a dark color, your skirt has to be bright or vice versa. Darker colors like black, purple, and bright red are more popular in such scenes. Winter also calls for bright shades like fuschia, tangerine, and lime, which are bound to turn heads in a party scene. Or you could go Goth and turn up in all black. For clubbing and parties, make up has to be very glittery. Go crazy with hair and body glitter, shimmery eye-shadows and sparkly lip-gloss. You can even use glittery artificial stone tattoos to make you look more gorgeous. If you really want to make waves, get your nails pierced. Nice high-heeled sandal can be worn or break out your knee-high boots instead of heels.
and Casual Chic:
Mull over who's on the guest list (parents, elders?), and where and when the party is being held. If you're planning a family gathering for this Christmas or New Years Eve then it would be wise to dress a little conservatively. Whatever you wear, make sure you add a matching muffler or scarf with it. A nice short kameez with straight pants and nice scarf won't look bad either. But if its a friends' gathering well make sure you be the denim girl, to feel free and relaxed while you enjoy every moment with your friends.
Last but not the least a nice fashion advice is to make sure that what ever you wear feel comfortable and confident in it rather then just trying to go with the fashion.
By Tashmia Zaman
Children's art contest
The East West University (EWU) Environmental and Social Club organized an art competition for the children on December 11 at the Osmani Memorial Hall. Around eight hundred students participated in the competition.
The competition was held in three groups: Group A-4 to 6 years, Group B-7 to 9 years and Group C- 10 to 12 years. The theme of the competition was 'Bangladesh'. Eminent artists Samarjeet Choudhurty, Rafiqun Nabi and Shishir Battcharjee were present on the function as Judge. Popular TV actress Tazin Ahmed and presenter Shamim Shahed were present to inspire the young artists. MR. S S M Sadrul Huda, Assistant Professor & Moderator, ESS, conducted the program. Dr. Md Farashuddin, founder Vice Chancellor of EWU presided the function and Senior journalist Mr A B M Musa, Editor, The Daily Jugantor was the chief guest. Among others Mrs. Firdous Ali, Registrar, and other faculty members were present. Maisa Maliha Siddiqui, Abief Zarif, Salman Rahman won the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes respectively in the A group.
Amit, Ariful Hoque
Akash and Ibrahim Khan Rana won the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes respectively
in the B group, and Sumon Kormoker, Juwairie and Farhana won the 1st,
2nd, and 3rd prizes respectively in the C group. Three prizes have been
given from each group and all participants received consolation prizes.
The prize money for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions were Tk 5000, Tk
3000 and Tk 2000respectively.
Strange laws around the world
* In Sedona, Ariz.,
it's illegal to lie about your astrological sign.
Submitted by Pasadena Phil
Cracks and cornies!
Q. Why don't teddy
"Being a reader of your daily and your RS section especially, I had to let you know that Maherin Ahmed who is a nominee for the RS award wrote an article named "SALUTING THE NATION BUILDERS OF TOMORROW", which was published on the 16th December, 2004 edition of RS.
She managed to detail
every bit of the event including the show hosts, recitation of Quran,
Bible & etc except one of the special guests, the one from Edexcel!
It is very funny to find that the Regional Academic Adviser of Edexcel
was excluded from the entire event, even after he delivered a speech!
A reporter requires in-depth knowledge on any topic upon which s/he is writing. Missing a part of the news is understood as misleading the public. A newspaper such as Daily Star should view each report carefully before publishing to avoid such occurrences in the future.
In an article named
"Saluting the Nation Builders of tomorrow" published in our
December 16 issue, the author forgot to mention Edexcel International
as one of the sponsors. We apologize for the inconvenience caused. It
really was a grievous mistake, and we sincerely regret the oversight.
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