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Forced to graduate behind bars: Asylum seeker gets year 12 certificate in detention

By Bennet Nichol An Iranian girl has earned her Queensland year 12 certificate while in detention at the Wickham Port immigration centre in Darwin. Fleeing from an arranged marriage to a 60 year old man in Iran in 2012, Mojgan Shamsalipoor, now 21, attended Yeronga State High School in year 10 in order to complete her education. Mojgan applied for a partnership visa after marrying a [...]

Churchie student develops break-through maths theory

Ivan Zelich, 17, of Anglican Church Grammar School has developed a maths theory that can calculate problems faster than a computer. The maths theory that Zelich developed, can calculate problems faster than a computer, particularly in intergalactic travel patterns, with hopes the theory will be able to be applied to how the universe works. He is one of the youngest people to have been [...]

Students protest in support of fired cop

Around 100 students at a South Carolina high school have walked out of class to show support for a policeman who was fired after a video went viral, that showed him violently throwing a female student across the floor. Students walked out of class last week to protest the firing of Senior sheriff’s deputy Ben Fields. Some in the crowd wore T-shirts reading “Free Fields” or [...]

Mother angered over school’s ‘cell-like’ room

The mother of a boy with autism, which was locked inside a small room with boarded up windows at his primary school, has been left furious over the treatment. 9-year-old Tate Smith, was locked in the 2 x 2m dark room unsupervised about 20 times in the last year, and left with just a thin mattress on the floor and a pillow. Tate’s mother, Kelly-Ann Brooks, has said that her son, who [...]
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