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The end of the term and not only is it a time for the pressures of exam, but it’s also a time for celebration, a time to give thanks and a time to reflect on past events. The start of the first school term always begins with the anticipation of the Graduation Ceremony. The Graduation Ceremony for the 2011 class was held on Friday 7th October, 2011. The Point Fortin East Secondary administrative, teaching and P.T.A members tried to communicate and inspire the students with the message of “Rising to the Challenge of Making a Difference.”

This was the theme for the day, expounded and reemphasized by our beloved principal, Mr. Ainsley Gopaul and our esteemed guest speaker, Dr. Mark Ragoonanan. Both speakers acknowledged that rising to the challenge of making a difference can only occur through the recognition that change begins with YOU, the individual. Ms. Adeola Reid, co-hostess, eloquently started

 

the proceedings stating that “to put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order: to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order: to put the family in order, we must FIRST cultivate our personal lives: we must first set our hearts right.” The theme of rising to the challenge of making a difference was inspired by the differences that this institution, PFC, was making in its student’s lives. Under the stewardship of the principal, the administrative and teaching staffs have risen to the challenge of overcoming the challenges of an aging institution and its failing infrastructure. Proactive measures by all stakeholders have ensured that early dismissals and loss of work days have nearly been eliminated. The beginnings of school


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have become more organized, consistent, reliable and punctual. There is now a system of accountability with regard to supervision of classes and the introduction of a discipline grid that has resulted in a decrease of serious incidents affecting the well-being of the student population. New on the school agenda has been the installation of the Food and Nutrition Lab as well as the revamping of the sports field. There has also been a concerted effort to institute various Clubs of interest that will motivate and inspire the students not only toward academic excellence but to enhance personal excellence as well. This had been utterly successful especially with the “help” of the H.E.L.P committee and its unwavering dedication to the improvement of the individual conditions of students at school. Again and again there is an emphasis on making a difference in the individual lives of each student with the sincere belief that the reputation of PFC would be enhanced by association. Our principal rightly said that “in a society rife with violence and hate but also love and hope, we all are given the opportunity to effect meaningful change and have the power to do anything, to achieve anything and to soar beyond all expectations.” Rising to the challenge of making a difference will ensure we are the definers of our own destiny. This is a life-long quest that the grandaunts have begun. Perhaps the change you dream of is not a destination that anyone can achieve in a life-time but it is the process and the path that matters. A path that starts from you, out into the bigger world. You must make a difference!!!


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LETTER FROM THE EDITORIAL TEAM by Sarah Lynch

ur experience during these past few weeks was very hectic yet enjoyable. The tension was definitely there, where some students were aficionado about their work and others were just there for fame and recondition. Every lunch time we all were incessantly doing work to organise for the 28th of November 2011, the day where we would change our school history by the release of our school first newsletter. I must specially thank Miss Poon Kwong Glenn the faculty member who was very enthusiastic in helping The Newsletter Committee organise for our release date which is vastly and deviously creeping up on us like the way a predator hunts on its prey.

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On the afternoons most of us will often stay back at the IT lab until 4 pm to finish our articles. We would get a treat of tasty snacks and drinks like Fruita and Goodie plus many others from the canteen. At the end of such a hectic day, aside from all the fun, our hard work paid off. Our Graphic designer, stayed up still 5 am to ensure that this paper was consumer worthy. We all considered this the highest point of achievement during our school experience at PFC because we were blessed with the opportunity of being the first group of students in our school history to be a part of our school’s first newsletter committee and subsequent publication. So to all you students who are reading this article today, I would like to say that I am really blessed and honoured to be a part of our schools newsletter editorial team.

  Editorial   Team:

Contributing Writers:

Sarah Lynch5.1

Alaaya Gopaul- 2.1

Sharmila Holass- 6A

Kashief Campbell-3.3

Emmanuel Moraine- 6B

Alyssa Wilson- 2.1

Angel Ramdhanie- 6A

Zakaria Ali- 3.4

Hannah Cozier- 6A

Ayesha Seales- 2.1

Emmanuel Moraine- 6B

Kael Preddie- 3.4

Sharmila Holass - 6A

Sharana Ragbir- 3.3

Jermel Pierre- 6B

Lezliann Jones 5.6

Denine Dharamnath - 6A

Ruby Moraine- 3.3

Kenika Wilson- 6B

Macy Miller-3.4

Dhandevi Persad- 6B

Teacher Support: Mrs. Poon Kwong-Glenn

Design Team:

Kia Nobbee- 3.4

Emmanuel Moraine- 6B

Jordel Abraham- 3.4

Other Support:

Ms. Nicole Singh

Tarmarra Phillip -5.1

Waheeda Mc Dougall- 4.4

Janesia DeCoteau- 1.2

Ms. Adeola Reid

Everette Williams- 3.4

Christa Frederick- 5.1

Mikhail James- 1.3

Ms. Cerrone Samuel

Zakaria Ali- 3.4

Michael Osieoghade- 5.1

Shenequa Bertrand- 2.1

Jordan Banga- 3.5

Hannah Cozier 6A

Shyrelle Nelson 3.2

Denine Dharamnath- 6A

Makeda Myland 3.2


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MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DO

By- Hannah Cozier and Sharana Ragbir

Peer pressure is the social pressure on somebody to adopt a type of behavior, dress or attitude in order to be accepted as a part of a group. Frequently, I have seen my fellow friends or school children being deeply influenced into breaking the school rules and the dress code.

cigarettes which not only is dangerous to one’s health but it is a terrible vice to adopt. Also every one now is obsessed with losing their virginity and those who have not are being called “inexperienced” or “little” children and those individuals with low self-esteem who are out there do things against their will.

The new trend is the flashing of the Jansport bags and ensuring that your peers do not have the “imitation”. Unfortunately if they do, they are discriminated against, laughed at or degraded. Today our fellow boys are draped in pants so tight that they cannot bend for it may rip while the girls are displaying miniskirts as if they are on a netball team.

These are a few tips that can be offered to overcome peer pressure. Firstly build selfesteem. Confidence in one's own abilities and actions can naturally deter peer pressure, since fear of shame or embarrassment is a leading reason why individuals give into it. Secondly know and respect your personal limits.

The thing that makes you a “man” is the habit of smoking

Having a strong idea of what your goals and abilities are can

help your refuse undesirable propositions. Thirdly surround yourself with people with whom you share similar values. Finding friends with the same values as you can help reduce the amount of peer pressure you may experience. At the same time, avoid people and situations that can tempt you to do things you normally wouldn't want to do. Finally base your decision-making on your own individual personality. Acknowledging your values, belief systems, thoughts, feelings and preferences can help you avoid bowing to peerpressure.

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by Ayesha Seales, Alayaa Gopaul and Alyssa Wilson

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hild abuse is an unmentionable topic that is often avoided by many people. Unfortunately, it is a very common occurrence in our society. Many of our school mates have had some experience with it or still go through it on a daily basis. And if you think this is not applicable to you, the Trinidad and Tobago Constitution defines a child as anyone under the age of eighteen (18) years.

asking or pressuring a child to engage in sexual activities regardless of the outcome, indecent exposure (of the genitals, female nipples, etc.) with intent to gratify their own sexual desires or to intimidate or groom the child, physical sexual contact with a child, or using a child to produce child pornography. Child Emotional Abuse is any behaviour that is designed to control and subjugate another human being through the use of fear, humiliation, intimidation, guilt, coercion, manipulation etc. Emotional abuse is any kind of abuse that is emotional rather than physical in nature. It can include anything from verbal abuse and constant criticism to more subtle tactics, such as repeated disapproval or even the refusal to ever be pleased. Ways to help:

So what exactly is Child Abuse? Child Abuse is the physical, sexual, emotional mistreatment or neglect of a child. Child Sexual Abuse is a form of child abuse in which an adult or older adolescent uses a child for sexual stimulation. Forms of child sexual abuse include

If you know of someone who is in an abusive situation you need to get involved so that that person will get the help they need. After traumatic experiences, the finding of healing and hope in a safe and caring environment is necessary. Ask your school counsellors, religious or community leaders, or

responsible adults about the available services that meet these needs.

SAY NO TO AND STAND AGAISNT CHILD ABUSE! Children need to know that they are special, loved and capable of following their dreams. They should never be badly hurt in such twisted ways. As friends who care, we can make a difference by doing the right thing.


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e all have seen it; Lining the walls, furniture and even recently the fruit trees of this institution. From vulgar abbreviations to just plain teenaged declaration of lust and even graphic drawings of the human anatomy. Some view it as a part of life while others believe it is the defacing of private and public property. Most people however focus on the illegal side to this proclaimed ‘modern art form’. Graffiti is the official name for images or lettering scratched, scrawled, painted or marked in any matter on property. It features the artist’s name or elaborate paintings. Graffiti dates back to 30,000BC as

prehistoric cave paintings depicting animals or everyday life. More elaborate drawings have been found in the Catacombs of Rome. This form of graffiti has aided historians in understanding the cultures of past civilizations. Even the famous painter Michelangelo was reported to have participated in a form of graffiti. Today graffiti has evolved into an urban rebellion fueled by the need for freedom of speech, political rivalry and music (hip hop in particular). For a graffiti artist the world is their canvas. Unfortunately their canvas includes private and government property which legally constitutes vandalism! In Trinidad and Tobago it is illegal to deface property unless

permission is given by the owner. Point Fortin East Secondary School is a government owned institution; permission is not given to the students or visitors who deface the walls and furniture. Graffiti upon these premises highlights the lack of respect and pride for themselves and our school. They attend this school but choose to illustrate their displeasure with certain students and teachers in the walls of classrooms and toilets.

REMEMBER GARBAGE IN GARBAGE OUT! We need to consider our surroundings in our everyday lives. How we live in our communities will say what kind of person we are. When we leave our surroundings in an unclean condition you must consider the things that might happen to you or to your friends. All this can happen when you litter in your community, school or any way you go you can put someone’s life in danger. The Mosquito. This insect is very dangerous and caries a diseases such as yellow fever, dengue fever and Chikungunya.


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GOOD STUDY HABITS It is never too late to develop great study habits. If you're starting a new school year, or you just want to improve your grades and school performance, take a look at this list of good habits and start making some changes in your routine. 1. Write down Every Assignment The most logical place to write down your assignments is in a planner, but you might prefer to keep a to-do list in a simple notebook. 2. Remember to Bring Your Homework to School It sounds simple enough, but many F's come from students forgetting to bring a perfectly good paper to school with them. To avoid forgetting your homework, you must establish a strong homework routine with a special homework station where you work each night. 3. Communicate With Your Teacher Every successful relationship is built upon clear communication. A student-teacher relationship is no different. Miscommunication is another one of those factors that can cause bad grades, despite good efforts

on your part. At the end of the day, make sure every assignment that's expected of you. 4. Establish a Study Zone at Home Take the time to assess your individual style and your real needs and plan for the perfect study place. After all, if you can’t concentrate, you certainly can’t expect to learn very well. 5. Prepare Yourself for Test Days You know that it's important to study for test days, right? But there are other things you should consider in addition to the actual material that the test will cover. 6. Conquer Procrastination When you put things off a lot, you end up putting things off until it's too late from time to time. It's that simple. When you procrastinate, you take the chance that nothing will go wrong at the last minute--but in the real world, things do go wrong.


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Students partaking 

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he Alarm did not go off this

morning, reached to school late so NO breakfast, sat down in a hot class room looking for x and y in Mathematics and it’s right in the alphabet. Didn’t need to learn a new language to know what my stomach was telling me; all that was on my mind was that healthy, delicious, tasty white box. Finally 11:45 am, made my way to the box lunch line only to see a barrel of monkeys fighting for a banana. I

doubt anyone had gone through the same thing I did this morning, having this feeling of emptiness. Why do I have to wait in the same line for box lunch with students that got breakfast? Why are form ones and threes waiting in the same line as form fours and sixes? Why do boys get box lunch before girls? Yes there are many questions, but the biggest one is WHY do we have to wait in this long line? There must be a more organized way to share box lunch than having to see students skipping the line in front of you. Yes, we are grateful for Miss Joseph aka Mammy, Miss Abdool, Miss Jackson and the MTS for keeping the line in order and sharing the box lunch at the same time but, waiting in that lengthy line for a box lunch that might finish when you reach in front, is it worth your lunch time? I look forward to the day that I wouldn’t have to wait more than five minutes in a box lunch line or getting a box lunch without juice because it’s finish. I will be amazed, the day when students stop skipping the line or yelling at one another for taking more than one box lunch. This day can come sooner than you think with a little help from the teachers and with the cooperation of the students.


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by Macy D.P. Miller endangering your life and your future. For those who blame their parents, I’m sure that they are doing all they can, and while they’re doing that your putting your life and future at risk. We sit and we listen to them go on and on about the STD’s and how life is hard out there, and we sit, and some of us even get angry because we get tired of hearing the same thing over and over again. So why do it? It has been brought to my attention the number of students having sexual intercourse at an early age. And, although it is none of my business I still find myself wondering, why? Why do this, why put yourself in these messed up situations? From all my research I got a few reasons…. but none of them was really what I was looking for. When you come to think about it there is no reason that anyone could find, an answer that would bring someone to a point where you’d find yourself saying “That’s actually a good answer!” I’ve heard people say that they don’t get enough love at home, some to spite their parents, some because they believe that they “love” the person their doing it with and the list goes on. At the end of the day, you’re only

Why do this… Why

But that doesn’t mean we have to overdo it, meaning every time we do, do it and get caught we’ll blame it on a mistake, or you’d let people take advantage of you, or get light headed and stupid for every “cute” boy that passes by and say something to you, and boys under no circumstances you are not allowed or supposed to take advantage of the girls, being hurt is not always as easy as it may look. Relationship or fling, whatever you’re doing always ask yourself, is it really worth it? Is this really a mutual beneficial love?

put yourself in Run from anything these messed upthat stimulates youthful lust. In the word of God in ‘Roman situations? 12:2 it says to keep your Those who do “it” because you “love” that person, the truth is, whichever way it goes, it’s still wrong, if that person really loved you they wouldn’t do it or let it happen. I often look around and think to myself how illiterate/dumb most young people are, but there too I am wrong. Who am I to judge, because at the end of the day we all are human, we all make mistakes.

bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service’


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by Aaron Learmont

Along with some other boys I was asked to move some “stuff” to the Home-Ec room and on leaving I saw it:

“Drums”. The Snare and the Bass drums. Although I did not see the others like the Ride Cymbal which is usually the biggest and thickest cymbal in the drum set, the Hi- hat which normally sits to the left of the Snare, the Tom Toms which range in size from “6 to 18” inches to the top the drum and the Crash Cymbals that ‘emphasizes’ certain parts of music that needs special accents or kicks and these are just the basics. The two parts were in good condition. I was curious to know the story behind the drum set. After looking over the parts, Idea’s started popping up like starting a school band with guitars, keyboard and drums of course. I hope the other parts are still around because I love playing the drums; it’s one of my many talents. I would not what to see a good drum set go to waste.

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by Dhandevi Persad “Saying someone is stupid Doesn’t make you any smarter. Saying someone is ugly Doesn’t make you any prettier. Saying someone is fat Doesn’t make you any skinner.”

You weren’t put on this earth to be remembered, You were put here to prepare for eternity!!!!!!!!

Making fun of people doesn’t make us any better! SO WHY DO WE DO IT?

Some of the best lessons we ever learn We learn from our mistakes and failures The error of the past is the success and wisdom Of the future!!!!!!! Fear is a self-imposed prison That will keep you From becoming what GOD Intends you to be!!!!!!!!!! LOVE ALL—SERVE ALL—HELP EVER—TRUST NEVER!!!!!!

BEING D’ ORIGINAL by: Christa Frederick.

Hi fellow students, I take this opportunity to share this topic on Confidence in order to motivate you. What is Confidence? Confidence does not mean seeing yourself as the greatest person in the world. It is not the same as being conceited or pompous. Confidence really means liking yourself, for the most part of who you are. That goes along with self- respect and humility.

You are indeed special and there is none like you. God who has created you said in his word in Psalm139:14 I will praise

thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Always remember that you are beautiful. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise because that is not how god thinks about you, he loves you for who you are. You are originally designed. There is none who can talk, smile and laugh like you, they may have your name but not your features. Always remember that you are unique and original. The word original means that you are one of a kind. That’s what you are! When you go to a shoe store and you ask the attendant “Can I have the original Clarks shoes? I know for a fact that you don’t want any imitation shoes. This is the same situation as you, because sometimes in our lives we like to follow people and be like them. But you don’t realize that you are D’ Original. So why fight to run down others or be like others,

be original just like the brand name shoe. We all can share a moment , when we feel depressed ,hurt and weak. We are not perfect but we can step up our game and learn from the challenges and mistakes we go through. God said that we are more than a conquer. So ,when you feel down, don’t stay there but ask God for guidance and strength to persevere. I will like to leave these few words with you.

BE STRONG!!! DON’T YOUR DEAR COME DOWN and BE POSITIVE AT ALL TIMES.


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New Identity

Promise, Proud and Strong

by: Angel Reesa Ramdhanie

by Kia Nobbee and Jordel Abraham

Searching For a  

Since you have gone My life has come to a standstill I’m like an incomplete soul Make a promise to give to yourself. Searching for an identity And as you give of yourself But everywhere

Remember, do not put yourself up for sale

I search

Be proud of who you are and what you do.

I only find closed, locked doors

You define the things around you--things should never define you

And each day is like

Just as the trees lose their leaves so can they

Another step closer to the end

Grow back stronger

The end which I thought

Now is the time to lose your fears so that you can grow stronger.

I would never have to face Because I thought that you

DREAM, LEARN AND REFLECT Would always be there By my side when I need you Your whole life comes alive when you have the courage Guess I was wrong To follow your dreams, to create change and to do what So now I have to

Is right over what is easy?

Pick up the shattered pieces

The greatest lesson of life is to know that everything

And try and put them back together

Happens for the best.

Even thought there would be big pieces missing

Every ‘no’ leads you that much closer

But it’s me alone now

To a yes.

So I have to find a new me

Reflect on what you have done in the past

And search for a new identity of my own.

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SUDOKU   

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There are 6 coins arranged  into a cross. Can you move 1  coin and have a cross that  shows there are 4 coins in  each row?     

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BRAIN I have a 5 scoop ice cream cone. Each of my 5 scoops is a different flavour of ice cream. The five flavours  TEASER   are blueberry, chocolate, strawberry, vanilla and bubble gum. You don't know what order my ice cream  flavours’ are from top to bottom. However, here are some clues to see if you can figure out what  flavours are from top to bottom:  1. The bottom flavour has 10 letters.  2. The vanilla scoop touches both the chocolate and blueberry scoop.  3. Vanilla is below the chocolate scoop but above the bubble‐gum scoop.  Can you apply some logic to figure out the order of scoops by flavour?    


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JOKES JOKES 

  

Examples of stupid questions people can ask these days!!!!!!!!! Have some laughs      

1. When people see you lying down, with your eyes closed they still ask:- “Yuh sleeping?” A: “No! I'm training to die?”

2. When it’s raining and someone notices you going out, they ask: - “Yuh going out in this rain?” A: “No, in d next one.”

3. Your friend calls your home phone:- “Wey you?” A: “At d bus stop!”

4. They see you wet coming out from the bathroom: - “Aye aye, like ya bathe or what?” A: “No, ah fall in the toilet bowl!”

5. You are standing right in front of the elevator on the ground floor and they ask: - “You going up?” A: “No, no, ah waiting for my apartment to come down and get me.”

6. Your boyfriend/girlfriend comes to your house with a bunch of flowers. And you still ask him: -“ Are those Flowers?” A: “No baby! They’re Carrots!”

7. You're in the line to buy tickets at the cinema, a friend sees you & asks: - “Aye aye!! whey u doing here?” A: “Ah come to pay my school fees!”    


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Happy Birthday… Hope your birthday blossoms into lots of dreams come true! Wishing you the happiest of birthdays. May you guys have a blessed and fun filled day!!ENJOY!!!

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For the month of November Happy Birthday guys!!!!

on 16th from Precious from Jenielle and Careece

Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young. - Fred Astaire You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. - Les Brown -

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on 19th from Sarah

from Careece 4.3 from Christa

And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. - Abraham Lincoln –

1.4 Happy Birthday Jonathon Alexander, I hope you live to see many more. From Sara Ramlal from Kedisha Daniel

of 3.4 on the 28th from on 15th of 4.4

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PRINCE WILLIAM AND KATE MIDDLETON 

BREAKING UP

 

While Taylor Swift got Married

They breaking up for two

months Prince William has to go back to the army or three months while Kate Middleton may be facing some serious time apart next year. But right now, they're all about the togetherness. •

The royal newlyweds logged some quality time with both each other and some fellow do-gooders by

No, actually she didn’t. But if this isn’t a wedding gown...And I don’t hate it at all. I just wish it could have been styled differently. Like going back to what I said in the Carrie Underwood post, I don’t understand why we can’t ever get a full forehead from the youth at one of these events, you know? Why with the curled under side part? I wish I could run my hand through the top of her head and scrape it back. Full Story.


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Kristen Stewart  

Replacing

Divorce already!

Angelina Jolie?

You go girl

Kristen Stewart is a Wanted woman! Sources tell E! News that the studio and director behind the sequel to Wanted have expressed interest in snagging K.Stew to follow in Angelina Jolie's footsteps as the female lead, starring alongside James McAvoy.

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Just after 10weeks of marriage, Los Angeles reality starlet Kim Kardashian files for DIVORCE from NBA football player Kris Humphries! Shocking isn’t it?? Well rumors have it that it was just a publicity stunt. It has been claimed that Kim and Kris Humphries nuptials were a hoax “RIGHT FROM THE START”!!! A source close to the pair alleged that Kim was “never really into her husband” but went along with the wedding as a publicity stunt.

All a hoax? Some sources claim that the whole thing was merely a money making exercise! So you see what lengths people can go to just to make money! Would you do the same???? Ask yourself if it is really worth it. Because the opinion of this writer is that it is stupidity to get married and then get divorced just for money!

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TRINI GOT STYLE!    

 

“Anya outshines them all”  The

former Miss Trinidad and Tobago, Anya Ayoung Chee who competed in the 2008 Miss world Pageant, reveals that she attended Parsons but studied graphic design because the fashion program was so “competitive.” She realized she had an eye for fashion while competing in Miss Universe. Now for the juicy details! In case you haven’t heard, Anya was the star in a very racy three-some sex tape that leaked after her ex-boyfriend’s laptop was stolen in North Trinidad!

It was quite an embarrassment to her but she was determined to not let that deter her from doing something positive. Anya became a contestant on Season 9 of Project Runway. Despite learning to sew a few months before the show began, she made T&T proud and eventually won the competition on October 27th 2011.

Here is part of her winning collection that made her big in the fashion industry:

So how did she do it when she did not know to sew all that well?? You decide--was it a well-deserved win based on raw Trini talent or just plain luck?


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by 6A students Sharmila Holass, Angel Ramdhanie and 6B Emmanuel Moraine

Making her way to the main event, Nina Dobrey was spotted arriving at the  2011 Primetime Emmy Awards this evening (September 18). The “Vampire  Diaries” hottie looked sizzling 

Black Sparkle Evening Dresses

Julie Bowen was a winner on Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, who topped off her silvery gown with a Judith Leiber clutch and Neil Lane jewels. While the deep V-neck and beautiful appliques prom dressing made Emily Blunt one of the most glamorous star. Personally, there was so much to love about Evan Rachel Wood's Elie Saab look the train, the sparkle, the shape. It was all super-glamorous.

Selena Gomez  

Battle of the Red Dresses There were more scarlet dresses than you could count. If you can believe it, these are just some of the women who wore red last night. Red prom dresses were in full force at the Emmys as seen on celebrities like Kate Winslet, Lea Michele, Nina Dobrev, and Kerry Washington. First of all, congrats to Kate Winslet for winning the best actress! And her look is simple but still stunning with a clean and expertly cut Elie Saab red gown. Star of the primtime phenomenon that is Glee, Lea Michele was spotted trying to stay cool. She chose a red dress cowl back Marchesa number with rosette shoulder details. It is interesting. But I honestly expected more especially since she’s become somewhat of a red carpet darling. It seemed like a last minute decision. Kerry Washington looked unfathomably hot in a strapless red Zuhair Murad Couture gown. My jaw dropped to the floor when I saw how amazing she looked. In spite of the red lips and clutch, the overall look wasn’t an overkill of the color in my eyes. Definitely it is one of my favorite red carpet dresses of the night.

Highlights from the recent MTV EMAs  Best Rock: Linkin Park  Best Video: Lady Gaga, “Born This Way”  Best Alternative: Thirty Seconds To Mars  Best World Stage: Thirty Seconds To Mars  Best Push: Bruno Mars  Biggest Fans: Lady Gaga  MTV UK & Ireland Act: Adele  Best Worldwide: BIGBANG

Bruno Mars  


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OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER

 

 

Waheeda Mc Dougall  

CHRISTMAS RECIPES 

PONCHE DE CReME DRINK  RECIPE 

WEIRD FACTS 

BLACK CAKE RECIPE  INGREDIENTS   

    This Trinidadian version of  eggnog is made with sweetened  condensed milk instead of the  heavy cream used in traditional  eggnog recipes, and it always  features lashings of dark rum  and a splash of Angostura  bitters, spiked with gratings of  locally grown nutmeg.    INGREDIENTS  • • • •

• • •

6 eggs   2 tsp. lime or lemon zest   4 cups evaporated milk   1 1/2 cups sweetened  condensed milk (use  more or less to taste)   3/4 cup dark rum or  spiced dark rum   2 tsp. Angostura bitters   1/4 tsp. grated nutmeg  

• •

METHOD Beat eggs and lime or  lemon zest together for  about a minute. Add  evaporated milk and  sweetened condensed  milk and beat for 30  seconds. Add the rum,  bitters and nutmeg and  beat for one minute.  Chill before serving over  crushed ice.  

 1 pound prunes, seeded and  chopped     1 pound raisins     1 pound currants     1 pound sultanas     ¼ pound mixed peel     ½ pound cherries, chopped in half     ¼ pound chopped almonds     1½ cups cherry brandy     2 cups rum     2 cups or 1 pound butter     2 cups or 1 pound sugar (brown or  granulated)     10 eggs (large)     2 teaspoons grated lime peel     12 teaspoons vanilla extract     1 pound or 4 cups flour     4 teaspoons baking powder     2 teaspoons ground cinnamon     ¼ cup browning or more     1 cup mixture of rum, cherry brandy  and sherry       METHOD    Line three 8 inches round cake pans  with double layer of wax paper. Cream  butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in eggs one at a time ; add lime  peel and vanilla. Combine flour, baking  powder and cinnamon; fold into  creamed mixture gradually. Add fruit  and enough browning to give desired  color; stir well. Put in lined baking pans  ¾ full and bake in a preheated oven at  250°F for first hour; reduce heat to  200°F ‐ 225°F for remaining ½ hours or  until tester comes out clean. Prick hot  cake and soak with a mixture of rum,  cherry brandy and sherry. Cover and  set aside. As alcohol soaks in, pour  more and continue to do so for 12  hours.  NOTE: Fruits must be soaked months  before use.

The truth about Coca‐Cola     We all drink Coca Cola but do we  really know how long it has been  around? Why was it made and who  made it?  Here are the answers to these  questions that you may find  interesting. Coca Cola was invented  one hundred and twenty‐four years  ago in 1886. It was invented by Dr.  John Pemberton in Atlanta Georgia.   Coca Cola was made to cure  diseases such as morphine  addiction, dyspepsia, neurasthenia,  headaches and impotence. It was  also made to clean toilets and  clogged drain pipes. In countries  around the world Coca Cola is used  in many different ways. For example  in the Caribbean, Coca Cola is used  to remove moss from the ground.   

Coca Cola became famous for its  benefits. Until 1905 Coca Cola  contained extracts from cocaine and  caffeine‐rich kola nut. Hence, the  reason why Coca Cola became very  addictive.  In 2003 doctors prescribed that ex‐ caffeine addictives start drinking  Coca Cola to help stop the erge  of  smoking, it was also advised that  persons working long hours should  drink at least two cups of cokes a  day.   


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OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER

CLUB SPOT NATION SECONDARY SCHOOL DRAMA FEST! 2011

D’ Drama is Back!  By Sarah Lynch by Emmanuel Moraine

Myles Matthew; 5th in Scrabble championship A total of seven players from Point-Fortin East took part in the just concluded BPTT National Secondary School Scrabble Championship in the South Zone on the 15th November, 2011 in which in the senior category; Matthew played five games where he won four and lost one in the preliminaries. In the junior category Ackie George of 2.1, he played three and won all. Both students advanced to the semi- finals which were held at BPTT Head Quarters. Matthew played five games and won one and lost four verses his Opposition. But he lost by narrow margin of 1 point, 7pts and 9pts. When asked about his performance, he said “it was an improvement compared to last year’s result in which I lost to a greater margin but this year I lost by a closer margin, but above all I see some ways in which I can improve my skills”. Matthew’s performance encouraged new students entering the scrabble club; this in itself shows the future progress of the team.

Scenes from the Production 

It feels just like yesterday when our school drama group team up with “Junior Sec” to perform a spectacular play by the name of ‘‘IT’S SO HARD TO BE ME’’ where we qualified top (6) six in the finals. Even though we did not win, I found we were the best and most talented, well mainly me lol , but most important we all did our best. Our play captured the emotional aspect of child abuse from the perspective of family members. A topic which can still be related in our everyday life. I must acknowledge the most outstanding actors who were Jermel who played ‘THE FATHER’,Jodelle who played ‘POLINA’ and Tamara who played ‘GREO’. But off course we could not have done it without the help of our director Miss Booker and our one and only Miss Taylor, a member of our school faculty who supported us all the way. Off course it had funny moments where during the process of warming up before performing Miss Booker had us making monkey sounds and jumping up and down like hooligans so that we would be hyped up to help reduce nervousness. Then it had the serious times where before every practice and performance we will take a minute to acknowledge GOD. How could I forget the best moment during drama, when the entire cast after a long , tedious rehearsal awaiting for the clock to strike at seven pm , everyone especially me stood up with excitement just waiting for that heavenly moment to arrive and those who were tired got energy like if they just drunk a Gatorade. Finally, we were relieved when Miss Taylor would say “everyone, create a line to get FOOD!’ It would be pizza, or warm homemade sweetbread or our Trini favourite K.F.C. So to the new and present members of the drama group, I say welcome and yes I am so jealous of you guys. Summary A total of 27 Students throughout the school worked tirelessly to ensure that they win this year’s drama festival, after a 2009’s second place finished. The name of this year’s play is ‘The Rain has Stop Falling” By Arthor Lewis, the preliminaries was performed at Fyzabad Secondary school. The Semi’s will be held at Couva Centre and the Finals at Naparima Bowl


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CLUB SPOT GREETINGS FROM ISCF PRESIDENT by Michael O.C. Oiseoghade 

Greetings

to you from your brother in the Lord, Jesus Christ, and Grace and peace be unto you. ISCF extends greetings to every fellow student and all staffs in the Point Fortin East Institution. ISCF just wants to send out some love to every soul reading this piece article. Want to let you know that God is watching over you and He has ordered your steps even from when you were born. For those who feel unloved and unappreciated ISCF wants to let you know that Jesus Christ Loves unconditionally and he has a purpose for your life. But I can still hear the whispers of some people saying, “I know he loves me and everything, but what of the bad stuff I have done and has happened to me”. The word of god says in ‘Romans 8:28 - for we know that everything works out together for good to those that love the lord and are called to his purpose’. To those that do not have Jesus Christ in their lives, He is standing at your heart’s door, knocking, waiting for you to answer and to exchange sin and death for eternal life so you can be with him forever.

You are made alive in Him and you can do anything through Christ who strengthens you. In the face of trials, temptations, fears, and whatever your situation even right now, know that Jesus is might to save you from any situation you are in right . You just have to call on him name. The bible says that at the sound of His name, demons tremble. You are a join heir with Christ, so the same power and authority that is in Jesus is now given to you. So in the face of difficulties, know that you are more than a conqueror and you better than your situation, better than what people say about you cause great is He that is in you than he who is in the world. I want this message to be with you everywhere you go, Jesus loves and cares for you and all he wants from you is live for him because nobody else like Him in the whole universe. Come to Christ and I promise you that your life would never be the same again.

Pictures of the Agri Club’s Achievements


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ADVERTISEMENTS 

POINT FORTIN EAST SECONDARY SCHOOL  

  POINT FORTIN EAST SECONDARY SCHOOL 

POINT-FORTIN EAST CHRISTMAS BAZAR 2011

Thank You Card DESIGN CONTEST Grand Prize:

$400

Time ;2:00pm-dance at 8:00pm till In the school auditorium

Entry Fee: $5

Date; 11th December 2011

Deadline: Friday 18th November 2011 DIMENSIONS: 12 cm by 8.5 cm COLOURS: Black and White OR White and One (1) Colour

Black,

To submit or for more info. see MrAlexander

There will be lots of games, and special guest will be preforming, food will be on sale etc.

SO PLEASE STUDENTS DON’T  MISS IT!!! 


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OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER

POINT FORTIN EAST SECONDARY SCHOOL                         (Formerly PFC)   presents 

AN EVENING WITH THE STARS A Christmas Concert Dinner and food drive

DATE:

Friday 9th December 2011

VENUE: The School Auditorium

TIME:

6pm –9pm

Hosted by the P.T.A., E.C.C. and H.E.L.P .committees.

All proceeds will go toward the school’s charity, clubs and PTA initiatives  

Tickets can be purchased at the School Office. 


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The Math Angel

only one could have emerged the champion. Hence the reigning Mental Math Champion of PFESS is Miss Angel Ramsaroop of 3.4! Congratulations to you girl, you did yourself and your teacher Ms. M. Morgan really proud. Angel took home a Trophy, a certificate, a calculator and a sum of money.

The Mathematics Department at Point Fortin East Secondary School (PFESS) hosted its first ever Mental Math Competition among the form two and form three students. The competition which comprised of several weeks of planning, preliminary and semi-final rounds culminated on Thursday 10th November 2011. The finals consisted of three rounds of questioning. In the first round, there were no eliminations even if the students answered the question incorrectly; but from the second round students started being eliminated. Hmm!

The lists of finalists in order of their position in the finals are as follows: 3.1

Donna Hajarie

3.3 3rd place runner up

Shenequa Bertrand

2.1

Keianne Thomas

2.3

Careece Merez

2.1

Shenelle Jordon

3.5

Dinesh Ramtahalsingh Facing a tough crowd of their peers, the ten (10) finalists had only a few seconds to answer questions ranging from the forms 1-3 syllabus. The tension was thick and the pressure was enormous! Many of the students in the audience came out with their Bristol board banners to support their classmates. The atmosphere was filled with excitement. After one hour of competition it was down to the final two: Angel Ramsaroop and Danielle Mandez. In this final round, the student who was quickest on the buzzer and answered the question correctly emerged the winner. Although it was evident that they both wanted the winning trophy

2ND place runner up

Danielle Mendez

3.1

Isaac Singh

3.4

Shorona Ragbir

3.3

Other students who were recipients of prizes like flash drives, calculators, certificates and money prizes were: Marc Bernard

2.4

Ashang Harrington

2.3

Marc Morgan

2.2

Kayode Duval

2.4

Damian Ramgeawan 2.2.


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OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER

POINT FORTIN EAST SECONDARY SCHOOL    Dear Staff and Students,       Please refer to the following table for the revised co‐curricular activity timetable 2011‐2012.    Meeting times and venues for Football, Cricket, Parang, Art, and Social and Personal Film Discussions will  be announced. Tassa Band coming soon! 

NO. 1. 2. 3.

ACTIVITY Student Council  Newspaper Committee  Hindu Studies 

DAYS Mondays 

TIME Lunchtime 

VENUE Club Room 

Mondays

Lunchtime

Agri‐Science Lab 

Tuesdays

Lunchtime

Club Room 

Tuesdays &  Thursdays  Tuesdays 

Lunchtime

Scrabble Corner  

After school (3 pm ‐ 5 pm) 

School Auditorium 

4.

I.S.C.F. (Inter‐School  Christian Fellowship)  Scrabble Club 

5.

Badminton Club 

6.

Lunchtime

Club Room 

Lunchtime

Farm

8.

Heavenly Voices (Gospel  Wednesdays  Choir)  Project Grow (Agriculture)  Mondays to  Fridays    Table Tennis Club  Wednesdays 

Lunchtime

School Auditorium 

9.

Acting Up (Drama) 

After school (3 pm ‐ 5 pm) 

Lower Form Six  Block/ Auditorium 

After school (3 pm ‐ 5 pm) 

11. Abstinence Club 

Mondays, Wednesdays &  Thursdays  Mondays &  Wednesdays  Thursdays 

Lunchtime

Point Fortin Arena/  Techier Grounds  Club Room 

12. Indian Music Club 

Thursdays

Lunchtime

Agri‐Science Lab 

13. Debate

Fridays

Lunchtime

Club Room 

7.

10. Netball

Club Room‐ located in the New Form One Block C      Agri‐Science Lab‐ located in the last building before the three‐story block  Scrabble Corner ‐ outside the Lower Six block C  Students please note that if you have registered for two (2) different activities that are on the same day and  time, select ONE (1) of the two. 


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DISAPPOINTED:

PRESCOTT 2ND IN SECONDARY SCHOOL SWIM MEET    Goodwill swimming Champion Derrell Prescott of Point-Fortin East (2.1) finished second in the 12 and under age group, in the just concluded Centre of Excellence Primary and Secondary School meet at St. Augustine with a total of 45 points. Complaining of belly pains, Prescott was first reluctant to compete but with encouragement from his father he entered the first race, the 50m backstroke in heat 2, he finish second in that heat and second overall in a time of 31.27 sec. That race was won by Ravash Rammothan in 30.98sec. And third Oaziz Riley in 33.46sec. With this result he became quite confidant, he overcame this situation and entered the 50m 

season best.  Prescott  who  created  two  national  records at the Goodwill swim Meet last August said, “I  botched my dive and had to swim back on the field to  secure a berth in the finals with an incredible left hand  finish”  After  all  this  he  expresses  his  disappointment  and  blames  his  lack  of  training  and  vows  to  take  his 

Butterfly in heat 1 in which he again  placed second in 34.04 sec. That race  was won by Oaziz Riley in 33.09. 

VESSIGNY SAILING 

In the  50m  Breaststroke  he  finished  second  in  35.06  sec.    After  this  the  12 year old lined up for his final heat  and  event  for  the  day  the  50m  freestyle  where  he  placed  second  again  in28.00  sec.  This  was  his  Saturday 5th November 2011 the start of the new sailing term the Sport Company of Trinidad and Tobago presented three Laser Radial and 4.7 sails and boat to the Vessigny Viking Sailing School.

The sailors were in no way expecting the boats so soon but one of the directors and newly appointed President Mr Riginal Williams of the Trinidad and Tobago Sailing Association were eagerly waiting to present the boats and a brand new boat engine to the Vessigny Sailing Administrator, Betty Suite. This presentation was communicated with thanks and excitement by this sailor who couldn’t wait to test them. This venture

Derrel Prescott of 2.1 

SCHOOL GETS NEW  BOATS 

FROM SPORTS TT by Emmanuel Moraine  will see an influx of pass sailors coming back and continuing their sailing.

Sailors off to a good start in 2011 T&T National Ranks On the same note four sailors from Point-Fortin East Secondary School participated in the start of the 2011 September Sailing term, and so far they are off to a good start. In their first race Michael Theodore Stewart (form 4) and Patrick Francois (form5) finished third and in their second race they finished 2nd in the 420 class. On a similar note Joseph Moraine of 6B, in his first race he finished 1st and his second he finished 2nd. Grace moraine on the other hand gained two 4th places, but Faith Moraine of 6B 2010 420Sailing Class Champion bowed out of this term due to examination pressures. The water and atmosphere was not ideal for good racing, the currents were terrible. The competition runs through to December 8th, but could these sailors hold their positions?


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OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER

 

Mighty Eagles bow out to DEBE once Again! by Jermel Pierre

It

was a much anticipated match

up as Point Fortin East (Eagles) met with arch rivals and defending girls INTERCOL champion Debe High. Unlike the past two years where these two teams met in The South Zone Finals, it was the semifinals, and Point Fortin East was looking to put an end to Debe High School’s dominance of girls’ INTERCOL football. Debe on the other hand was aiming to cement their name into the history book by qualifying for the finals for a fifth consecutive time. It was match time and the two teams would march onto the battle field on a wet and muddy field. The Eagles were all “geared down” in their yellow, green and black uniforms eagerly anticipating the sounding of the whistle. They had revenge on their minds. At .the start of the game the Eagles would have to apply the pressure from the very start. As they began to apply the pressure on Debe’s defense, PFC were awarded a penalty about 5th min in to the game. National Under seventeen player Abigail Jacob stepped up and made no mistake. From the penalty spot she placed her side 1-0, sending our supporters into a frenzy! With the aid of the school’s drum core things were kept lively throughout the game. The match then resumed and things continued to look in the Eagles favor as they continued to apply the

pressure. They would once again strike “goal” when one of our players was brought down just outside the penalty area and skipper Rinelle Findley stepped up to take the free kick! Giving the Debe goalkeeper no chance with the shot off her left foot!! 2-0 was the score as the eagles were now in the driver seat. However there was one more item to come before the end of the first half. This time from Debe and national striker Kayla Taylor bringing hope to the Debe supporters! Both teams would go into the dressing room at half time with the score at 2-1 in PFESS favor. The second half of the game was a complete reversal of the first half. Debe would come into the second half as a completely different side. They seemed to have gotten their act together. Things turned into a nightmare for the Eagles as Debe found the equalizer in the 51st minute of the game. There would be no further goals despite the teams coming close on several occasions! At the end of regulation time with the teams being deadlocked at 2-2, the only way that would separate them would be a penalty shootout! This would prove to be a twist in favor of the Debe’s side as the Eagles skipper Rinelle Findley and striker Kergel would both miss their penalties leaving Debe to a 5-4 victory over them!


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