Stories

Battle scars

Posted: 2nd September 2014 by R.AGE in cheer, Stories
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By JAYDEE LOK alltherage@thestar.com.my On day one of the two-day CHEER 2014 finals, 17-year-old cheerleader Fiorentina Poh of the Cyrens from SM Sri Kuala Lumpur damaged her cornea. “It was during a toss – I was in the front spot when my flyer was about to land and her leg kicked my eye,” she explained. [...]

Prizes galore

Posted: 2nd September 2014 by R.AGE in cheer, Stories
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Here’s what the deserving teams (and fans) won for being the ones on top at CHEER 2014. All-Girls Category – Champions Winners: Cyrens, Sri Kuala Lumpur > Challenge trophy > RM5,000 cash & medals > 25 SimplySiti “Siti Nurhaliza Favourites” (Makeup, skincare & fragrance set worth RM160 each) > 25 sets of U Mobile merchandise [...]

Leading the way

Posted: 2nd September 2014 by R.AGE in cheer
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All-Girls champions Cyrens, SM Sri Kuala Lumpur Captain: Rachel Lu Tze Ee, 17 What does it feel like to be CHEER champions? I’m so proud of my team! I’m almost speechless, I’m so happy. Is this a bigger win than other competitions? Yes, definitely bigger. This is what we’ve been training for all this while! [...]

In your face

Posted: 2nd September 2014 by R.AGE in Stories
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By VIVIENNE WONG alltherage@thestar.com.my DO you think you have what it takes to be Watsons’ Face Of Youth and represent Gen Y? If your answer’s a “yes”, then read on. This talent search competition, open to Malaysian youths aged 18 to 25, is looking for a girl and guy to be bestowed the Face Of [...]

Pick of the bunch

Posted: 2nd September 2014 by R.AGE in cheer, Events, Stories
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By LIM MAY LEE, VIVIENNE WONG & JC LAM alltherage@thestar.com.my MORE than a week has passed since the fanfare and the buzz has yet to subside for CHEER 2014. And that is testament to the intensity of the teams and fans who showed up by the busloads at Stadium Putra, Bukit Jalil on Aug 23-24, [...]

By VIVIENNE WONG alltherage@thestar.com.my EVERY year, for as long as anyone attending CHEER can remember, the supporters of the Titans cheerleaders of SMK Ave Maria Convent have made the trip from Ipoh to cheer their team on. It was no different at CHEER 2014. The supporters of the Titans and Titans Junior gathered at their [...]

Stories by VIVIENNE WONG, LIM MAY LEE, JC LAM and JAYDEE LOK alltherage@thestar.com.my MUCH has changed in the 57 years since the Jalur Gemilang was first raised in Dataran Merdeka. The youth of Malaysia today are no longer content to be passive observers of history – they want to be the ones creating it, and [...]

Here’s what the victorious at CHEER 2014 had to say! CHEER All-Girls category Champion: Cyrens, Sri Kuala Lumpur “On the first day, one of my teammates got kicked in the face and injured her cornea, but still, she came to perform with us today. I can’t say how proud I am of all of them.” [...]

CHEER and U!

Posted: 2nd September 2014 by R.AGE in cheer, Stories
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By VIVIENNE WONG alltherage@thestar.com.my THE awesome people over at U Mobile gave the Malaysian cheerleading community a huge boost this year by creating a whole new online arena for them to compete in – the U Cheer Off! online video contest! It was the first time U Mobile sponsored CHEER, and it sure left a [...]

Simply stunning

Posted: 2nd September 2014 by R.AGE in cheer, Stories
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By LIM MAY LEE alltherage@thestar.com.my POP superstar Datuk Siti Nurhaliza may be a well-established name in the music scene, but even showbiz veterans like her get #mindblown on occasion – which is exactly what happened at CHEER 2014. “I’m so impressed with the young people here!” exclaimed Siti, as she addressed the CHEER 2014 crowd [...]