Opinion

The importance of public intellectuals

November 14, 2018

In a society where one of the world’s most powerful leaders is an egotistical narcissist, the importance of public intellectuals and social commentary has never been greater.

Opinion

Dublin public transport must be addressed

November 14, 2018

What makes a city? Some may argue that if a larger town has a cathedral, it’s a city. In the modern day, there are many elements to a city, not just a larger church –

Opinion

Picking the right side in identity politics

November 14, 2018

Don Lemon, a celebrated news anchor from CNN, has called for a halt of the demonization of people while simultaneously vilifying white men. The logical inconsistency here could not be more obvious, yet Lemon has

Opinion

The incorrect use of power

October 31, 2018

The incidents that occurred at the Accounting and Finance AGM at the beginning of this semester disappointed students and staff at DCU, but can anyone really say they were surprised?

Opinion

How impactful are body positive magazine covers?

October 17, 2018

Following the controversial Cosmopolitan magazine cover featuring plus-sized model Tess Holliday, Clara Kelly and Orla Dwyer discuss whether the reaction was blown out of proportion or a real issue.

Opinion

The dangers of unprofessional tweeting

October 17, 2018

When someone says something they regret or says something the wrong way, it can be quickly explained to the small group of people who may have heard it and then it can be forgotten. It’s

Opinion

We need free sanitary products, period

October 17, 2018

Public bathrooms are nobody’s favourite ally when it comes to hygiene. However, despite the assortment of germs usually found in them, public bathrooms offer refuge to those on the brink of an accident, whether induced

Opinion

Miggeldy or the highway?

October 3, 2018

Essentially, it appears to me that what most people want is a decent, honourable person. At least in my college bubble, most people also agree that Higgins embodies these traits.

Opinion

The importance of saying yes

October 3, 2018

Saying yes to things can feel like an insurmountable challenge when you are overwhelmed, but there is no better time to embrace the importance of yes than the start of college.

Opinion

Leave my culchie accent alone

October 3, 2018

Moving up to the big smoke from a rural area can be a whole new world for a lot of people going to college. There is frequent and semi-reliable public transport, more people in your

Opinion

I am woman, hear me roar

October 3, 2018

Throughout history, society has frowned upon the angry woman. Women have always been encouraged to keep a stiff upper lip in a Bree Van de Kamp fashion, take the higher moral ground and make polite

Opinion

Are consent classes effective?

April 18, 2018

Too often in education we are simply taught that 2+2=4. You write it down in your copy and don’t think about it until memorising it the night before the test. By opening up the classroom to questions and opinions on consent, with a qualified teacher to moderate, students would be more engaged and more likely to listen and take in what’s being discussed.

Opinion

Why we still use Facebook

April 18, 2018

There are ways that we can protect our data on Facebook to a certain extent, by disclosing as little personal information about ourselves as possible and by not allowing third-party applications to access our Facebook pages, but the only real way to protect our information is to delete Facebook completely.

Opinion

Should 16-year-olds be politically involved?

April 18, 2018

Young people however, are inexperienced, in both academia and life. Forget secondary school students, most college students barely clean their room. If you cannot keep your own domain of existence in order, how are you qualified to try and impose order on society?

Opinion

The mixed martial arts misconception

April 18, 2018

For so many, MMA is an outlet. From many kids in low-income areas, to those who have used MMA to avoid going down the wrong path in life, or those who have used MMA to exit that path.

Opinion

Abstaining from United Ireland vote should have been an option

April 18, 2018

If the recent DCU referendum on a United Ireland was absolutely necessary, the option to abstain should have been included. Firstly, a vote of abstinence is not the same as not voting. The option to say not only am I not in favour of DCU calling upon the State to hold a referendum on a United Ireland, I do not think I, or the university, should intervene.