Midterms and Milestones

  The American midterms took place on November 6th this year and have arguably been the most historical midterms yet. For all there was immense disappointment in several states such […]

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Academia, Anxiety and Well-Being

Recently, reports of mental health issues surrounding influences of academic pressure have been brought to the forefront of the general public’s attention – but why are these rates rocketing? Just […]

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Snapchat: Drop in Daily Users

In a recent press release from Snap Inc. statistics show a 3 million person drop in the number of daily Snapchat users from 191 million at the beginning of 2018 […]

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Benefit Cuts Drove Disabled Man To Suicide

Last summer, a disabled man was driven to take his own life due to the over-whelming stress of austerity, while mental health and faults of the benefit system were once […]

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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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Let’s Talk about Period Poverty With Faith

We are tackling and ending the problem of Period Poverty, and Faith has the inside scoop. Period Poverty is an issue that has been around for a long time and […]

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Cruise Achieves the Impossible!

Tom Cruise’s latest instalment to the ‘Mission Impossible’ franchise burst onto the scene this summer, shattering the box office in sales. It has been rated his most popular feature in […]

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Summer 2018: The Political Perspective

This past summer, just like any other, has been an eventful one for politics, on a global scale. What with the development of the “Me too” movement, Boris Johnson’s racist […]

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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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I Love School and So Should You!

It’s that fabulous time of the year again where you see kids scavenging every shop looking for the coolest new backpack and their teary parents looking in dismay at the […]

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The ‘Meet Me At McDonalds Haircut’ – One School Isn’t ‘Lovin’ It’

Katie Hunter | Depute Editor-In-Chief I must admit as I scanned the newspaper headlines last week I did wonder if the famous fast food chain was branching out into hairdressing! […]

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Review: ‘The Greatest Showman’

Yasmin Tang| Reporter ‘The Greatest Showman’, starring Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron, is a terrific film which celebrates both the great work of P.T. Barnum and the unity of those […]

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Repulsive Racism or Merely a Mistake?

Faith Sindick | Reporter The Swedish multibillion pound company H&M has apologised over advert that has put the world in disarray. The advert features an 8-year-old black boy wearing a […]

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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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Mother of Four, Freezes to Death after her Welfare Was Cut Off

Rachael Smith | Reporter In a fatally unfortunate series of events, a mother of four was found dead and alone in her chilling home after her welfare was mercilessly cut […]

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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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From a Caledonian to Catalonia – Who’s Got the Power?

Faith Sindick | Reporter Jack Mitchell-Divers | Editor-In-Chief On Tuesday evening the President of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont signed a document that declared Catalonia’s independence from Spain but then said it […]

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