The question of controversial figures being permitted to speak on college campuses has continued cropping up as society continues to ask what is more important: free speech or safe spaces?
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.
Do the public forgive celebrities for the crimes they have committed, or do they simply forget?
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?
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.
As global warming increases, so does attention to the issue of climate change. Although, when things are this bad, we must ask if the decisions we make as individuals actually matter?
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.
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.
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.
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.