MET Gala Criticised Amidst International Conflicts

By Olivia Henry Every year on the first Monday of May, celebrities, designers and the most powerful individuals in the fashion industry convene at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to raise funds for the MET Costume Institute when the notorious MET Gala is hosted.  Described by fashion journalist Andre Leon Tally as “The Super Bowl […]

The Evolution of Journalism in the Past Decade

By Layla Baboli In the past decade, journalism has encountered a remarkable transformation, brought about by advancements in technology. From the rise of social media to the challenges posed by fake news, the methods of news reporting have evolved considerably, reshaping the way information is gathered and consumed. One of the most significant shifts in […]

U16 Hockey Team Crowned London Champions

By Simar Anand and Mahi Patel On Monday 18th March 2024, the Tier 4 Hockey Finals took place between Kingsdale School and St. Augustine’s Priory, with our U16 team winning gold. This was a really eventful match between the two schools, with Kingsdale travelling all the way from Croydon to play. The U16 team, consisting […]

Strange World: Exploring Alice in Wonderland Syndrome

By Layla Baboli In the realm of curious medical mysteries, there exists a condition that seems to blur the lines between reality and fantasy known as “Alice in Wonderland Syndrome” (AIWS). For years, scientists have been puzzled by this fascinating brain phenomenon. Let’s dive into the curious rabbit hole of AIWS and unravel its mysteries. […]

A Guide to the Month of Ramadan

By Rayan Warsama & Yara Aburaya Ramadan is a meaningful and holy time of the year for Muslims all around the world. It is not only a month that Muslims enjoy with family and friends, but also a time to appreciate and strengthen one’s relationship with God, and show gratitude for all blessings that have […]

Anti-Social Media: a Trend Or a Movement? 

By Gabriella Davies In this day and age, we are fixed to our phones, and yes we are all guilty of this. Within the last five years we have witnessed the rise of TikTok and BeReal and as of the 5th January 2024, Tik Tok has over 1 billion active users, Instagram has 1.4 billion […]

The Great Debate: Audiobooks vs Hardback Books

By Esinam Asima To read or not to read that is the question… According to a YouGov survey, the mean number of books read for pleasure by adults in the UK is around 10 each year. Reading a book can be done at different paces, can be of different genres, and can cover various thought-provoking topics […]

GCSE Spanish trip to Malaga

By Lara Ward and Lily Young On Wednesday 13th December, students studying Spanish GCSE went on a residential visit to the Spanish city of Malaga. Accompanied by Mr. Alejandro, Ms. Gandi and Ms. Hales, we left St. Augustine’s Priory at 05:15 and arrived at Gatwick at 7:00. We travelled to Malaga airport, arriving at 13:30 […]

The Silent Struggle: Body Dysmorphic Disorder and the Harms of Body Shaming

By Layla Baboli In a world increasingly obsessed with appearances, the quiet struggles faced by individuals dealing with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) and the impact of body shaming are frequently disregarded. Body dysmorphic disorder, characterised by the thoughts and behaviours related to recognising flaws in physical appearance, affects individuals of all ages and backgrounds. The […]

Creative writing piece: Equality and Justice

By Ava Rosenthal A little girl asked me once “Who guards equality? People try so hard to be equal yet it has never happened. Not once in history has every person been treated the same. Who guards the fortress which traps equality? Who built the wall that divides us?” I was very startled by this […]