Scotland Women’s Football: A Dream Come True

You are reading the 500th article published by The Oystercatcher. Thanks for supporting us. For the first time in the history of Scottish Women’s football, the Scotland Women’s National team […]

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Four Million Children in the UK Cannot Afford to have a Healthy Diet

A recent study has shown that four million children in the UK are “too poor” to be able to eat a healthy diet. A shocking study has shown that around […]

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Early Effects of Underage Smoking and Drinking Revealed

Recent research has revealed that the arteries of teenagers who smoke and drink can tighten by the ripe age of 17. When you think of underage smoking, you obviously know […]

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Let’s Tackle Teenage Loneliness

Teenage loneliness is a sad reality of modern life. The Oystercatcher looks at what steps can be taken to make a difference in Saint Andrew’s and Saint Bride’s High School.

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Scottish Government Unveils Plans To Tackle Mental Health

Over the course of the last month, it has become clear that mental health and suicide prevention have been high on the Scottish Government’s agenda. What steps are being taken […]

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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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Pride Month: Thousands Gather to Celebrate

With the Pride Parade celebrating its 48th active year, we see thousands celebrating the LGBT community across the globe.

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Save Lives Not Goals

Aaron Gilbride| If you’re feeling a little funny, where do you go? Doctors, though essential to society, seem to be under-appreciated in today’s world of social media and fame. Despite […]

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Will Neymar miss the World Cup?

Adam Muirhead On the fourth of March during PSG’s 3-0 win over Marseille, the Brazilian superstar Neymar cracked the fifth metatarsal in his right foot. Neymar was taken off, in tears, […]

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Xanax: the deadly drug

Ciara McCormick Counterfeit Xanax is being mixed with fentanyl – a powerful synthetic painkiller – and being bought online. Disconcertingly,  these are being called a deadly mixture of drugs. They’re […]

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Do girls lack acknowledgement in sport?

Annie Giordano | When watching sports channels on TV, how many times do we see coverage on women’s sports? How many times are the sports we watch NOT dominated by […]

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Scott Brown Retires… Again!

Adam Muirhead Scott Brown announced on the 26th of February that he has retired from the Scottish national team for a second time. The 32 year old midfielder had initially […]

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Let Us Have a Lie-in

Erin Seils| Science and Technology Editior How many times throughout the average school day do you say, “I’m tired”? If you’re anything like me, and several of my classmates, it’s […]

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North and South Korea Unite

Matthew Whyte It happened before the winter Olympics. Kim Jong Un’s  sister came face to face with the leader of South Korea, Moon-Jae In, who agreed to join with them […]

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SCOTTISH KIDS “AMONG LEAST ACTIVE”

Adam Muirhead Barely one in ten Scottish children in the later years of school do the minimum recommended hour of physical exercise each day, according to the Scottish Government. Research […]

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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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