An Exciting Opportunity For All Cartoon Enthusiasts!

By Arlo Lo Calling all aspiring cartoonists in the senior school! From political humour to fantasy short stories, if you want to showcase your talents, here’s your chance. Please send in a cartoon or comic of your choice by the 23rd of October, and we will begin posting them up in the newspaper after that […]

Cheating or World-Beating? Chat GPT at St Augustine’s Priory

By Lucia Puccetti and Natalie Hartley The Veritas Times team has recently asked for the opinions of teachers and students on the new AI chat box, ChatGPT, which was launched last year in November 2022. First of all, what is ChatGPT and why is it causing concern? ChatGPT stands for Generative Pre-trained Transformer, and it […]

St. Michael’s Triumph Again: Senior Sports Day Review

By Lucia McQuillan-Puccetti and Simar Anand These couple of weeks have been especially eventful for all students at St Augustine’s Priory. Senior sports day took place on Monday 26th of June and was a key highlight of the week. There were a wide range of field and track activities; from 100m, hurdles, javelin, tug of […]

Gustav Klimt Painting Sold for £85.3 Million

By Sophie Robinson On June 27th, a record was broken at a Sotheby’s auction – when a painting called ‘Lady with a Fan’ by Gustav Klimt sold for £85.3 million. It was bought by Patti Wong, who was acting on behalf of an art collector from Hong-Kong. This selling price was way higher than anticipated, […]

Does AI Pose a Threat to Creativity?

By Iris Campbell The rise of AI-chatbot ChatGPT poses a fundamentally important question to all internet-users today: when does one become too reliant on technology, and when does it pose a threat to intellectual stimulation? The debate is already well underway internationally, and one of the biggest threats is to that of creative careers. Technology […]

The Victims of the Titan Submersible

By Natalie Hartley On Friday, the 16th of June, The Titan submersible set off on its expedition from Canada. It was a submersible that was designed to bring five people to 4,000 metre depths for data collection, testing of hardware and software at such deep levels and to inspect the site.  One of the occupants, […]

Belfast: the Legacy of the Troubles

By Niamh McDermott By Cavern Images, Adobe Stock On the 17th June, I went to Belfast. Belfast is a city with a deep history; from the birthplace of the Titanic to its more tragic part in the Troubles. The Troubles is a name given to the events that happened in Northern Ireland from the 1960s […]

Nurses are Demanding for a Pay Rise Ahead of Strike Ballot

By Homare Yamada Cullen has called for a ‘double digit pay rise’ for nurses in England. In March, the government offered nurses a 5% pay rise for 2023 to 2024 and a one-off payment of at least £1,655 to top up the previous year’s salary, depending on the staff grades. About 11 NHS unions accepted […]

Is the Advancement of AI Happening at too Great a Pace?

By Lucia McQuillan-Puccetti Unsplash – Robot Kid reading his book In the last few years, AI (Artificial Intelligence), has been rapidly progressing and developing. Nowadays, AI is everywhere – from helping people with online shopping, to map navigation and even autocorrections. AI forms the backbone of communication, energy, health care, transport and the infrastructure of […]

Pickpocketing in Central London

By Natalie Hartley Pickpocketing is the act of stealing from another person’s pockets. Those who pickpocket have almost perfected the art of it, being able to steal mobiles from zipped pockets without notice. They also know to cause a distraction by making a ruckus or bumping into someone. According to the BBC in 2021, theft […]