Lifestyle

Recognising Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

December 9, 2020

OCD isn’t as plain and simple as joking about an unlevel shelf that you want to fix. As with other mental disorders, you should not be acting as if they are something that doesn’t truly affect real people.

Opinion

Ireland’s sex education system is inadequate

December 9, 2020

Colleges including DCU have been proactive and have run “consent workshops” in the past and educated students. Ireland’s youth shouldn’t have to wait until university for these topics to be discussed with them.

Television

The Boys are all right

December 9, 2020

The best aspect of The Boys is that it’s much more than just a superhero show.

Lifestyle

Are salt lamps worth the hype?

December 9, 2020

It’s easy to see why Himalayan salt lamps have become a popular decorative staple to have in your home. Made from the pink rock salt carved from the Khewra Salt Mine in Pakistan, the lamps not only stand out for their unique appearance, but when lit, they emit an ambient, reddish-pink glow that makes any room feel warm and cosy.

Film

The glorification of on-screen criminals

December 9, 2020

The influential power of movies and tv shows on audiences is widely underrated, as people can become influenced and shape their ideals around a particular character and their actions.

Lifestyle

Your guide to a ‘green’ Christmas in 2020

December 9, 2020

Taking our consumption down a notch, doing more to be environmentally aware and shopping locally will not make your Christmas any less glamorous, but it does have the extra bonus of a lower carbon footprint.

Opinion

Will people be able to continue working from home post Covid-19?

December 9, 2020

EU survey shows that Ireland has the second highest number of employees working from home in Europe due to Covid-19. It is difficult to know if people will return to their office jobs as working from home seems to be as effective as working in an office.

Opinion

DCU’s current library booking system is isolating students

December 9, 2020

As a commuter student, it’s deterring those of us travelling from using the service as the
restrictive time limits don’t make the journey worthwhile. For students who are living at home with family, the library offers a quiet space away from distractions.

Lifestyle

“Shy Di” to fashion’s favourite – the evolution of Princess Diana’s style

December 9, 2020

From epochal ball gowns to iconic athleisure wear, throughout her public life Diana’s wardrobe captivated the world’s attention. Portraying such a paragon of fashion is no easy feat, nor is recreating her style. Yet these were the mammoth challenges Emma Corrin and costume designer Amy Roberts found themselves tasked with in the latest season of The Crown. 

Lifestyle

Why you should start eating seasonally

December 9, 2020

Supermarkets are always packed with a variety of produce from all around the world and at odd times you might notice something different, but it’s easy to forget when and how our food grows.

Lifestyle

Finding your creative outlet during lockdown

December 9, 2020

Art is one way to find a new freedom. At least that’s what Ellen Moriarty, a second year nursing student felt when she picked up the paintbrush for the first time since secondary school during lockdown.

Music

Miley Cyrus reinvents herself once again

December 9, 2020

Cyrus is constantly going through reinvention, but her prowess as a distinguished vocalist, fused with her ability to transcend as an artist, remains the same.

Lifestyle

The student handbook to a Christmas hamper

December 9, 2020

Assignments are due, exams are looming and the last thing you want to do is spend what little money you have on mounds of Christmas presents. The best solution to this? A homemade Christmas hamper.