50 Million Facebook Accounts Left Vulnerable After Security Breach

Facebook has announced that “almost 50 million” accounts have been left vulnerable after hackers exploit a security flaw. The company stated that this breach occurred after hackers were able to […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Head Boy and Head Girl Interview

The Oystercatcher sat down with Katie Hunter and Luke Laverty, newly-appointed Head Girl and Boy of St Andrew’s and St Bride’s. We spoke about leadership, changes they wish to bring […]

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Study Reveals Extent of Teen Self Harm

Warning: this article explores content you might find upsetting. If you need support, please speak to your Pupil Support teacher or another responsible adult. In recent years mental health has […]

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Thomas Cook To Remove Hotel Guests After Egypt Deaths

After the death of a British couple in an Egyptian hotel, Thomas Cook have made the decision to remove all its customers from the establishment. The travel agency said they […]

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Are Decreasing Vaccination Rates To Blame For The Recent Measles Outbreaks?

As Europe sees cases of measles reach a record high, the discussion around vaccination rates has risen anew. Some believe that a decrease in vaccination rates has lead to this […]

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Letter From The Editor

Hello and welcome to ‘The Oystercatcher’, the newspaper for St. Andrew’s and St. Bride’s High School that is run by students, for students. Over the past three years it has […]

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Trump Fires Tillerson

Eleanor Service | Editor In yet another change to the Trump staffing, the President has fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, via Twitter, citing CIA Director Mike Pompeo as his […]

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Florida Passes New Gun Control Bill

Eleanor Service | Editor In the aftermath of the horrific Valentine’s Day tragedy at Marjory  Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, we have seen the awe-inspiring power of young people’s voices […]

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The Epidemic of Loneliness in the Elderly

Eleanor Service | Editor Loneliness is an odd thing. It can sneak up on you when you least expect it. Where before there was peace, there are now crushing waves […]

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School VS My Mental Health

Eleanor Service | School and Local News Editor Stress. Anxiety. Depression. These three very serious things are all topics that today’s high school students are intimately familiar with, whether they […]

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Trump’s Polarizing Response to NY Terror Attack and Hefty Security Budget Cuts

  Eleanor Service | Reporter In the wake of the tragic events that took place in New York on October 31st,  President Trump has had a characteristically extreme and relatively […]

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UPDATE New York Terror Attack

Eleanor Service | Reporter In the five days since the horrifying terror attack in New York City on October 31st, many more details about the event have come to light. […]

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At Least 8 Killed in New York Truck Attack

Eleanor Service | Reporter At least 8 people have been confirmed dead as a truck ploughed people down on a Lower Manhattan cycle path. It is being reported that 11 more […]

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France Introduces Cat-Calling Fines

Jessica O’Donnell | Reporter In France, new laws are being introduced under President Emmanuel Macron’s tactics to effectively deal with men who harass women in public. The President has been […]

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Scottish Man Arrested in Dubai for Accidentally Touching a Man’s Hip is Released

Eleanor Service | School and Local Editor Scottish tourist Jamie Harron, from Stirling, was on holiday in Dubai when he accidentally touched a man’s hip in a crowded bar and […]

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Pence Walkout: Patriotic Protest or Planned PR?

Eleanor Service | US Vice-President Mike Pence walked out of an NFL game on Sunday, supposedly in protest after players refused to stand during the National Anthem. But, there has […]

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5 Stories From This Week That Will Warm Your Heart

Eleanor Service | This past week has brought so much tragedy and suffering that it has left many of us feeling bleak and pessimistic about the world as a whole. […]

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