Serena Williams Sparks Controversy at the US Open

On Saturday, during the US Open, Serena Williams accused the umpire of ‘sexism’ as she was penalised for ‘cheating’ during the match.

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Shoe Box Appeal 2017

Erin Brady and Lisa Queen| This year, in the lead up to Christmas, the school will be taking part in the Blythswood Care Shoe Box Appeal, to help thousands of […]

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Pro Life Group

|Katie Hunter On the 9th September 2016, a group of St Andrew’s and St Bride’s pupils travelled to a Pro Life Conference in St Brides Parish Hall, Motherwell, hosted by […]

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Eurovision: Ukraine Song

Erin Brady| Ukraine has submitted an anti-Stalin song for the upcoming Eurovision song contest, which is very controversial. Jamala who was selected for Eurovision contest, is going to be singing […]

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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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Brutal Black Friday, Safer Cyber Monday?

Erin Seils | Black Friday: bargains, bustle and sometimes pure brutality. The day after the American holiday, Thanksgiving, is a huge day for both online and in-store retailers. Prices drop […]

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Special Contributor: The Paris Massacre

Mr Russell | There are 3 things that last – faith, hope and love – and the greatest of these is love            Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians 13:13

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St Andrew the Apostle

Our 100th article! Bianca Ruba | Faith and Wellbeing Editor As Saint Andrew’s day approaches, The Oystercatcher takes a look into the life of this holy man. Saint Andrew was […]

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Eradication of the One Child Policy

Kirsten Higgins | Politics Editor Britain today is largely a liberal country. We are all free, within reason, to express ourselves. So it is difficult, in our way of life […]

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Pope Francis: The Humble Servant

Kirstyn Higgins | Jorge Mario Bergoglio became the 266th Pope on the 13th March 2013, after Pope Benedict XVI shocked the world by announcing his abdication on the 11th February […]

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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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How to Save the World

Daniel Everett |  The United Nations met between the 25th and 27th of September in order to establish sustainable development goals (SDG’s), which will replace the outdated millennium development goals […]

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Food for Thought

Erin Brown | Editor-in-Chief With more and more people resorting to food banks as a means to feed themselves and their family, we ask why they should have to.

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