SpaceX: The Rush to Mars

By Mahi Patel In an era with advancements in technology and space exploration, living on Mars is not as far-fetched as we might have thought. We are exploring Mars, not just to find out about the planet, but to find our new future home. Is there a possibility for a future on the red planet […]

Pets and Mental Health

By Niamh McDermott Many of the students at St Augustine’s own pets. Did you know that they improve your mental and physical health? Cats and dogs are seen as the most common pets to reduce heart rate. When stroking a cat, it is proven that less stress hormones are released and therefore the blood pressure […]

How are People Impacted by ADHD and ADD?

By Layla Baboli Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are two common conditions that can have a significant impact on individuals’ lives. These disorders primarily affect children but can persist into adulthood. This article aims to explore the effects of ADHD and ADD and the challenges faced by individuals who have […]

Does Mental Health Affect our Dreams?

By Rayan Warsama Dreams are a worldwide human experience that can be described as a state of consciousness portrayed by sensory, imaginative and emotional occurrences during sleep. Dreams represent a collection of thoughts, emotions, struggles, events, people or places that are relevant to the person in some way.  Why do we dream?  One widely held […]

Why Do Our Ears Get Blocked During a Flight on an Aeroplane?

By Aishani Balakumar Recently, I was on a flight to Holland for a holiday, and one thing I noticed was that my ears were blocked as soon as the flight had taken off. This urged me to find out why and to share it. These two parts of the inner ear affect why we have […]

Stress: Our Enemy and Ally

By Regine Tan What is stress? According to the World Health Organization, stress can be defined as being in a state of worry or mental tension caused by certain situations. Being stressed is a completely natural human response which every human being experiences to an extent. However, every person’s degree of stress is different due […]

The Titan Submersible’s Descent and Further Implosion

By Regine Tan On the 18th June 2023, five people were aboard what is known as the ‘Titan submersible’ for a trip to the Titanic shipwreck within the far depths of the ocean. A submersible is a support that is dropped into the waters unlike a submarine which can completely function by itself. Less than […]

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 […]

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 […]