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It’s time to talk about porn

November 15, 2017

Porn: is it an opiate for sexual urges or a catalyst for gender harassment? Experts say neither – society suggests both.

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Bespoke wheels keep on turning: a student success story

November 15, 2017

College is said to be some of the best years of your life, yet its hurdles can be tough considering the responsibility weighing on your shoulders. This may include anything from assignment stress or worrying

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Finding the light in Seasonal Affective Disorder

November 15, 2017

As we wind back the clocks for daylight savings, a veil of darkness looms over the frigid winter months. For some, the short cold days are a countdown to Christmas; for others, they’re a reason to

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My Christmas is bigger than your Christmas

November 15, 2017

Halloween is over. As soon as that last firework fizzled into the sky, the sound of bells can be faintly heard jingling in the distance. The shops burn all their spooky gear in a bonfire

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USI launch ‘Get RegD’ Campaign

November 15, 2017

The USI launched their ‘Get RegD’ campaign to encourage students to register to vote. Back in 2014, over 120,000 people under the age of 25 were not registered to vote according to a survey published

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Online gambling can negatively affect students

November 2, 2017

There was a pungent stench of weed, cigarettes and stale alcohol that clouded the air of the small room. Excited chatter and electronic music pulsated throughout the empty space while the gyrating bodies were getting

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Who killed JFK – what will the papers say?

November 1, 2017

In 1992 a precedent was set by law which locked away, from prying eyes, thousands of papers in relation to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963.

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Life after the leaving cert

October 25, 2017

The transition from Leaving Cert to college can be formidable and terrifying. It’s especially huge for people who have no experience of living alone or providing for themselves. Should it be such a massive adjustment,

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A world of our own

October 25, 2017

According to French philosopher and journalist Albert Camus, “to be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.” Isn’t that however, one of the fundamentals of being human? That we care? It often seems

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Burying a life

October 25, 2017

Imagine if there was a different way we approached death – a different way we approached funerals and burials, something different from what we are so used to now?

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Sacrificial goals: balancing life with college

October 25, 2017

Most college students have things other than college going on in their lives. Whether that’s work or individual interests and hobbies, sometimes life itself can get in the way of fulfilling ones full potential in college. No matter how hard

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Girls just wanna: female representation at Newstalk

October 25, 2017

Dublin based station Newstalk FM, has been deemed a “misogynistic” radio station by an Irish Times columnist due to its lack of female presenters, and the recent firing of a long time female presenter at the

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Queen of the night

October 18, 2017

There is a certain seediness in leaving the bright sunshine of an early summer evening to disappear inside the whoosh of a door. From the hustle and squeal of traffic on  Georges Street, into the icon

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How taxing is an internship

October 11, 2017

While most of my peers were out at festivals, working in summer camps abroad or travelling around Europe, I spent my summer working in an accountancy, audit and tax firm and I loved it. Though

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What I learned by changing course

October 11, 2017

There is no way to prepare someone for university – unless, like me, you take a very expensive trial run. Most students are very young (84 per cent of Leaving Certificate students applied for college places

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The requiem of life vs celebrity

October 11, 2017

While scrolling through your social media feed this week what did you see? Were you greeted with the rumours that Kylie Jenner is pregnant or were you greeted with the most recent news coming from

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Living the bus life

October 11, 2017

College life is like no other –  gone are the days of being told what to do by parents and teachers, you now have control to do what you want, when you want. But what

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When it’s life’s blood

October 11, 2017

Blood donors are needed each week in Ireland, 3,000 of them, according to Irish Blood Transfusion Services; and blood never goes out of fashion.   Only three per cent of the eligible Irish population give

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Back to the future-ish

October 11, 2017

Once upon a time, those of us over the age of 27, imagined that by now, we would glide through our daily routines, resplendent in suits of crystal LED’s, attending to life from the noiseless

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The F word says it all

October 4, 2017

The English language is rich with colourful expletives. Being used constantly, they represent the very staple of human emotion, and have been applied variously in the classic and modern English literary canon: from James Joyce’s