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Mortal Engines Book Review

Mortal Engines is set in a steampunk world, trampled by moving cities. Following Darwin’s basic theories of animal eat animal, or in this case ‘city eat city’. Its protagonist: Tom, has his world shattered when he sees a hooded assassin attack his hero Thaddeus Valentine. Desperately wanting to be recognised by Valentine, Tom gives chase after the assassin. The attempted …

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SkySaga Game Review

SkySAGA, many will say, is similar to the world phenomenon Minecraft, thus making some players want to play it and in contrast some not. However, this doesn’t set it apart from the amazing gaming world as the graphics and the effort put into this game is one of the best I’ve seen for a game which is only in alpha! Moreover, …

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Salt vs Sugar – What is the Worst Thing We Consume?

Salt is often linked to high blood pressure and heart disease. We think that reducing our salt consumption will help us avoid these health risks. However, there may be a different substance that plays a more significant role in these health issues – sugar. A study published in BMJ Open Heart argues that sugar consumption is significantly worse for blood pressure, hypertension and …

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Is Apple Taking Over The World?

This sounds like a ridiculous idea but if you think about it, it really isn’t that crazy after all. Recently there have been a number of scandals surrounding the global superpower that dominates our daily lives. One of these has been the fact that they recently released the figure that their revenue is at an awe-inspiring $170,000,000,000 which is an …

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The Lie Tree – Book Review

★★★★★ The Lie Tree is set in the age of discovery of the world of sciences and evolution – the early 19th century. Frances Hardinge portrays a world of mystery and lies through the eyes of Faith Sunderly, a teenage daughter to the enigmatic Reverend Erasmus. In a period of male superiority women are thought of being stupid in the …

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Room 101 Writing Competition Winner – Posh Crisps

Crisps. A nice snack or something to have in your sandwiches. But now we are seeing a rise in what I like to call ‘posh crisps’.These are crisps that are very expensive and have names like ‘sea salt and cider vinegar’ just to describe the simple flavour of salt and vinegar, but all in all they just taste like your …

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#Morewomen – Elle Magazine’s campaign comes to DHSB

After reading Elle magazine’s article on the #morewomen campaign I felt compelled to bring it to the attention of form group 10P. The campaign follows on from HEFORSHE movement last year, where a number of celebrities endorsed the message delivered by Emma Watson at the UN. Advocating the need for men to fight for women’s rights as well women, her …

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Black History Month In Sport

February 2016 is Black History Month in the USA and Canada, and is a perfect time to have a look back at 5 of the greatest African-American sportsmen in history. Sit back and enjoy… The first man I will look at is Michael Jordan, who made the NBA famous the world over for its fast action and supremely skilled players. …

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2016: The Superbowl at 50

112 million. The population of the UK and Kenya added together. The probability of being crushed by a vending machine. The amount of sales Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone has. The amount of revenue Wreck it Ralph made ,in US Dollars. And the amount of people who watched Superbowl 50 this year. However, that is not the record. In …