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Ivory Salt Cellar, What Can You Tell Us About The Past?

Mariam Eapen, Deputy Editor

May 27, 2020

My love for cooking has always been in the outcome of the food, the way it tastes and its presentation. Rarely though, do I find myself actually observing the various utensils that I use. Spending all this time at home, I have discovered a new interest in these items I find around my kitchen. My mother has a stone mortar and pestle that I have always been fascinated by. The oblong shape of the pestle and the weight of the deep bowl are such distinct features that separate them from our everyday sights. The texture, at first g...

Silver Lining of COVID-19: Environmental Impacts

Anissa Seeger-Husain

March 26, 2020

Following all the media reports on the pandemic and the fact that we are all self-isolating at home, let us take a moment to appreciate something positive that arose from millions of people across the world being in lockdown. There is less air pollution in big cities thanks to reduced vehicles on the roads. The water in Venice’s canals looks clearer than ever before. However, it is important to point out that the water is not necessarily cleaner; the sediments just aren’t coming to the surface because there is no boat...

‘Megxit’: Prudent or Impetuous?

Jenny Seong, Writer

February 28, 2020

On January 13, 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle officially retired as members of the British royal family. In the spring, they will lose their senior HRH titles, and will no longer represent the Queen in royal engagements.  In the official statement regarding the royal leave, Harry stated he would like to "take a step forward into what [the couple] hopes can be a more peaceful life." This idealistic vision of "peaceful life" can be traced back to the birth of their baby, Archie Harrison. When announcing the...

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My Semester In Marymount London

February 12, 2020

After attending school in Los Angeles for my whole life, I found it hard to imagine what international schools were like and how they differed from what I was acquainted to. However, during my six months abroad at Marymount London last year, I noticed a myriad of differences in almost every aspect of...


Agony Aunty

February 4, 2020

I love food. I’m sure you do, too. But just imagine how much more enjoyable consuming this said food would be if we were able to do so in peace during break and snack time. When the clock strikes 10 in the morning, I request you to please make your way to the dining hall in an orderly manner without running and screaming. This is to ensure that no one gets hurt and that everyones’ bags don’t slam into each other. Pushing and pulling is not condoned during these times. The tea and coffee station always seems to be a ti...

Quick Fit: A 20 minute workout for you – The Review

Mariam Eapen, Deputy Editor

January 30, 2020

Working out has always seemed to be more of a chore for me rather than something to enjoy. Naturally then, I would not want to spend forever picking out my routine, examining the benefits it comes with and of course the right music to keep me energised throughout the exercise. So, when Adeoyin and Zara told me about the fitness article they were working on, I was genuinely intrigued and decided to try it out for myself. Hopefully, with this review, you will be able to choose the workouts best suited to you and your preferences.   Personally,...

The Fast Fashion Phenomenon

The Fast Fashion Phenomenon

January 28, 2020

 How many of us have been caught up in the latest trends and styles? Or have been too busy purchasing discounted clothes to look into the processes and nature of the brands that we buy from? The truth is that many of us are guilty of buying products made in the fast fashion industry. Many of us are ...

A microscopic view of the coronavirus from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia

Breaking News: Coronavirus

January 28, 2020

    You have probably heard of this new virus by now. Due to the inter-connected and international world we live in, this virus, named coronavirus, has spread rapidly in the course of just this week. The first case emerged out of the city Wuhan, China and was reported on December 31th....

Quick Fit: A 20 minute workout for you

Quick Fit: A 20 minute workout for you

January 28, 2020

Quick Fit: A 20-minute workout for you   Then choose one group of exercises to complete your 20-minute workout (complete each exercise 50secs/10sec rest repeat until you reach your 20 min goal) Jumping Jacks (50 secs) 10seconds rest Burpees (50 secs) 10seconds rest Lateral hops (50 secs) 1...

Brexit in Short 2

Brexit in Short 2

Suzy Yao, Staff Writer

January 13, 2020

  Let's recap... In the last Brexit in Short article, we covered all things Brexit from the 2016 Referendum, to its official launch in March 2017, followed by deadline extension after deadline extension, leaving off with December’s general election in mind.   What’s happened since?  The general ...

'Juul' - fad or fatal?

‘Juul’ – fad or fatal?

December 11, 2019

In November 2019, 'Juul', one of the biggest and most successful vaping companies in the US, was accused of advertising teen vaping. The state of New York has filed a lawsuit against the firm, accusing them of “misinterpreting the safety of its products and targeting teens in advertisements”, according...

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