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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Death And Destruction as Kerala Battles The Floods

Another year, another monsoon season. Citizens of Kerala are tested to their limits with the natural elements, leaving more than 350 dead.

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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 ‘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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How Disastrous is Britain’s Snow?

Rio Jordan | Reporter Four people have been killed in crashes in Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire as wintry conditions fail to subside across Britain. Snowfall made driving conditions treacherous in many […]

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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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Illegal Marriage is an Endemic: Hear Asiya’s Story

Rachael Smith | Politics Reporter The story of Asiya, a Pakistani girl who poisoned over 10 people in an attempt to poison her arranged marriage husband, stormed the Internet last […]

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It’s Time To Call It A Day, Earth

Lisa Queen and Erin Brady| In 2012, the Mayan calendar officially ended, leading many to believe that the world was going to end along with it – it didn’t.

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Brexit: Should We Stay Or Should We Go?

Eleanor Service| One of the biggest questions facing our nation today is whether or not to leave the EU. There is a huge amount of uncertainty surrounding this topic because […]

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Social Media – Friend or Foe?

Erin Seils| Social media has become an essential part of everyday life for many people. 96% of 11 – 19  year olds use some sort of social media. We use […]

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We Take a Closer Look at Gun Crime

Eleanor Service | Just three days ago, marked the 20th anniversary of one of the most horrific crimes in Scotland’s history. On March 13th 1996, Thomas Hamilton walked into Dunblane Primary […]

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Syrian Conflict Continues

Katie Hunter |  Conflicts involving Islamic State continue to dominate the news with another attack reported on Saturday in the eastern city of Deir al-Zour in Syria, one of a […]

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“Stick to the Status Quo”

Sian Maher |  Popularity and status tends to consume us for the majority of our school career, and sometimes it actually overtakes our total mentality towards school life and completely […]

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90KG Rice Challenge Update

Recently, the Fair Trade group at the school have sold rice in an effort to support the education of children in Malawi. The Oystercatcher can exclusively reveal we have sold […]

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Should Stricter Gun Laws Be Introduced in America?

Katie Hunter | On 1st October 2015, tragedy struck again in America with another mass shooting. These types of shootings have increased significantly in the last 10 years with most […]

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A Personal Experience With The Migrant Crisis

Ruaraidh Gilmour | World Editor This summer I went on holiday to a small island close to Rhodes, Halki. It has a population of 400 and like Greece it has […]

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Development Goals 2015: Can They Be Achieved?

Robbie Greenshields | On September 25, 193 world leaders from the United Nations agreed to 17 global development goals that should be achieved by the year 2030. The goals, which […]

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