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Musings from a peninsula

Physics IS for Girls – Mrs Finley

“Girls see physics as for white men only” was a recent BBC news headline. When I shared it with my year 11 physics class today there were a mixture of responses.  The overwhelming majority of them felt that was a true reflection of their perception, despite me being stood in front of them as a…
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RHS’ Most Monstrous Mullets – Toby C

The mullet. Arguably the worst hair style to plague the planet. RHS has had a purge on these “unorthodox” hair styles, with Mr Dixon announcing a personal vendetta against the so called “business at the front, party at the back ” look. Whether this comes from wanting to protect the school’s image, or from his…
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What is the School doing to Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee? – Ayoola O

This year marks Queen Elizabeth’s 70th year on the throne. The school have in store a number of festive activities in order to celebrate this historic event. So what can we expect? Next Friday, on the 27th of May, there will a large array of festive activities in order to celebrate the  special event. There…
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20th of May – China’s second Valentine’s day – by Ella H.

Romantics out there should move to mainland China, where they celebrate Valentine’s Day twice. In China we are lucky enough to celebrate Valentine’s Day on two occasions: 14/02 and 20/05.   You may wonder why the 20th of May and why one Valentine’s day is not enough. The answer is quite simple: it’s all about…
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Silly Scotland – Tom L, Y12

Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister of Scotland, has been pushing for Scottish independence along with her party the Scottish Nationalist Party, in order to be rid of the power of Westminster.  Scotland had to join the UK in 1707, through the acts of Union due to the great debt they landed in post trying to…
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Weekly Entertainment Roundup – Oliver Jennings

Game Of The Week Elden Ring   Rated: 18+   One of the most anticipated games of the year; “Elden Ring”, the newest release from Fromsoftware. It’s got all the amazing gameplay mechanics you would expect from a Fromsoftware game and more. Unique boss fights, ridiculously difficulty targets and one of the craziest approaches to character design…
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Hodson vs. Cossor: Premier league predictions – Freddie C

City and Liverpool will face Aston Villa and Wolves respectively in the fight for top spot, with just one point separating them on the final day. Tottenham will go to Carrow Road with the hopes of clinching 4th spot from Arsenal following their recent defeats to their beloved North London rivals and Newcastle: a defeat…
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The Northern Ireland elections and its wider implications – Ayoola O

If you have been keeping up with the news, you may have heard about the results of the Northern Ireland elections. The Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein had made a breakthrough, creating a historic  victory in Northern Ireland, winning 27 seats in the Stormont assembly while their rivals, DUP lost by 2 seats. Looking broader,…
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Originality in the fashion industry – Annabel M

Originality is a crucial factor in the fashion world but there has always been margins of cross over when it comes to taking inspiration from someone. The more ‘inspiration’ you take the more the line blurs and the closer you become to negative backlash for your unoriginality. A question we have to ask ourselves is…
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My Memoirs Of Africa; Ostrich Outrage – Toby C

Today I bring you a much more recent story. One in which I am actually alive for, although I thought I was going to die. An event that I am still recovering from. I am moving through the trauma. Slowly.  As much as I love a spot of exaggeration, I will stop milking it and…
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