By Kirstie Dyke

Film: Alice in Wonderland

Starring: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham- Carter

Director: Tim Burton

Rating: *** 1/2

Fans of Lewis Carroll’s The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland will be disappointed; Tim Burton’s Alice is hardly recognisable from the ones who have gone before. Sure, there is a cake that makes Alice taller, a drink that makes Alice smaller and most of the much-loved characters remain (although I did notice the absence of my favourites, the Mock Turtle and the Duchess with her pig baby.) Read the rest of this entry »


 Peter Symonds College 10,  King Edward V1 School 0 

by Zach Kinnaird – Team Captain

 Peter Symonds won back the Wren Cup for the first time since 2004 when they beat King Edward VI School, Southampton, by 10 points to nil.  Read the rest of this entry »

My name is Jo Isaac, I’m a lower 6th student at Peter Symonds studying Spanish, photography, and psychology. I’m loving Symonds and all my subjects but I have no idea what I want to do afterwards. I’m interested in other cultures and went travelling for five months after year 11 which was fantastic and I really want to do it again. I’m interested in comedy, music (especially The Beatles) and films. I love live comedy, music and theatre. I enjoy writing and am looking forward to writing for this magazine, although I’m not sure how it will work out as I have never written for one before. I don’t have anything else to say… but I hope you can enjoy my writing.

Review by Jo Isaac

Film: Nowhere Boy

Starring: Aaron Johnson, Anne-Marie Duff, Kristin Scott Thomas.

Director: Sam Taylor-Wood

Rating: *****

As a major Beatles and John Lennon fan I was excited but a little apprehensive about the new film ‘Nowhere Boy’. The film documents around two of Lennon’s teenage years, and anyone who knows his story will be aware that it is a sad and sensitive tale that must be treated with great care by a film maker.

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By Samantha Hilton 

This article has been a long time coming, but after the long-awaited Tenth Doctor’s dramatic regeneration on New Year’s Day 2010, we can reflect on Tennant’s time as the famous timelord. Was he really the best doctor yet? Could he beat the other highly ranked doctors? Read the rest of this entry »

Google launched Google Buzz this week. They obviously know a good title when they see one, but will it be a success? Three Buzz writers, Michael Goode, Nathan Kiley and Kirstie Dyke examine the pros and cons of social networking on Facebook among others. Read the rest of this entry »

The Love Magazine cover

By Esther Privett

Love Magazine is the British bi-annual magazine launched at the beginning of last year. Its first cover was controversial for a fashion magazine; it pictured the Gossip singer, Beth Ditto, naked.  Katie Grand, the editor, obviously wanted to make a statement. And for this month’s issue she has done it again. Read the rest of this entry »

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