Opinion

Free IVF treatment needs to be introduced in Ireland

February 24, 2021

With IVF treatment costing between €6,000 and €10,000, many cannot afford to start a family. State funding must be introduced in order to give people suffering from infertility a chance at becoming parents.

Opinion

Toxic TikTok diet culture needs to stop

February 24, 2021

If teenagers find it hard to decipher between what news is real and what is not, it is hard to expect them to watch a TikTok and know that what they are viewing is toxic and unhealthy.

Opinion

Barriers to shopping sustainably need to be acknowledged

February 24, 2021

Depop, and other clothing reselling apps like it, are a great way for people to find homes for their unwanted items. However, very often Depop sellers buy up trendy items in secondhand shops for cheap and then resell them with a pricey vintage tag.

Articles

Dual approach to Leaving Cert was the fairest option

February 24, 2021

An overwhelming majority of students on Twitter have said that they are in favour of a dual approach, whereby students receive calculated grades and also have the option of sitting written exams in June. 

Opinion

We must learn from how Britney Spears was treated

February 24, 2021

It seems that the media was fueling what the public wanted. The world was so interested in every step that Britney took and even more so if it was a negative one that we all forgot that she, on the inside, is just like us.

Opinion

Journalism needs more positivity

February 24, 2021

But the effect that guaranteeing a positive, lighthearted story would be covered on news programmes could do wonders for the spirit of viewers.

Opinion

Zoella controversy highlights need for better sex ed

February 10, 2021

It is unfortunate that in 2021, websites like this are the only way teenage girls can find out more about being a woman and exploring themselves. People’s views on sex and female pleasure are rooted in shame, which stems from schools.

Opinion

Zero-Covid: Is it the answer?

February 10, 2021

Nonetheless, support for Zero-Covid continues to grow. An independent group of science and medicine experts in Ireland and abroad called The Independent Scientific Advocacy Group are endorsing Zero-Covid along with a return to normal strategy. 

Opinion

Covid-19 has complicated Ireland’s relationship with alcohol

February 10, 2021

The serious threat of alcoholism comes into play quicker than you think. A lot of the time it’s not about wanting the drink, it’s just wanting to not be sober. That’s standing at the threshold of addiction and it can be a difficult thing to step back from.

Opinion

The Irish Aids Crisis: A 35 year long pandemic

February 10, 2021

The Government’s refusal to reopen the service, the lack of information they provide on the virus, and the stigma infecting the Irish public are all reasons why we have almost double the number of cases than the European average.

Opinion

Students are disengaged with University politics

February 10, 2021

Due to unforeseen circumstances regarding Covid, many DCU students said they are less  interested in student elections and class representatives. Because they are absent from campus,  they do not feel the benefits of the Student Union. 

Opinion

Direct Provision shows Ireland has not learned from past mistakes

January 27, 2021

As a country who possesses an extensive history of its people emigrating, it is beyond disappointing that asylum seekers in this country have been hidden away like this for the past two decades. I hope that better days lie ahead for them, and that this country finally puts an end to cruel treatment of its vulnerable.

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.

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.

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.