Opinion

Opinion: Has feminism taken a turn for the worse?

February 8, 2017

Lucy Mangan argues that although feminism has advanced in society in recent years, perhaps is has taken a turn for the worst in its aim to promote the equal rights of both men and women.

Opinion

Please, mind the gap year

November 30, 2016

The amount of students taking a gap year before college is increasing and taking the year out seems to be becoming very successful, writes Emily Crowley.

Opinion

How far have we come with youth politics?

November 30, 2016

Michelle Martin discusses the younger generation’s involvement in politics in recent years from BREXIT to the US Presidential Election and the Repeal the Eighth campaign.

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DCU’s indifference to student addiction

November 30, 2016

Bríon Hoban takes a look into DCU’s attitude towards drugs and its strict anti-drug policy and wonders that perhaps DCU doesn’t prioritise the helping of students suffering from drug addiction.

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Absent voters sacrifice their voice

November 16, 2016

Following last week’s US presidential election, Bríon Hoban believes that if more young Americans had voted, the outcome would have been different.

Opinion

Understanding consent: it is okay to say no

November 16, 2016

Following the broadcast of author Louise O’Neill’s documentary ‘Asking for it’, opinion editor Shirley Donlon discusses the definition of consent and why it is so important to understand it.

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The college that cried ‘fire’

November 16, 2016

The excessive use of fire drills in universities is making students less reactive to actual fires, writes Laura Horan.

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Enda Kenny vs porn

November 16, 2016

In a year so focused on repealing the Eighth Amendment, Bronwyn O’Neill believes that Fine Gael leader, Enda Kenny, is prioritising the issue of porn instead.

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Budget 2017 neglects mental health

October 26, 2016

The rate of suicides in this country is higher than the rate of road deaths yet mental health still remains a low priority for the Government, writes Bríon Hoban.

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Has traditional teaching passed its sell-by date?

October 26, 2016

With almost 10,000 leaving certificate exam appeals this year, Opinion Editor Shirley Donlon looks into the difference between leaving certificate education and university education, and argues that perhaps a change is necessary.

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Vulnerable victims regret getting vaccinations

October 12, 2016

Following the distribution of the HPV vaccine that left hundreds of young Irish girls suffering from chronic fatigue, sleep deprivation, headaches and many more extreme side effects, Aoife Marnell argues that the HSE are not providing us with honest information.

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Clubs and societies: An attraction or a distraction?

October 12, 2016

Does joining clubs and societies distract from the academic side of education at University or do they add an extra dimension to the average college experience? Opinion’s editor Shirley Donlon discusses the matter.

Opinion

Remembering all life lost in 1916

October 12, 2016

Irish people are finally opening up to the reality of the year 1916 and remembering our lost generation, writes Andrew Ralph.

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Does DCU deserve more credit than it’s given?

September 28, 2016

DCU was one of seven Irish third-level institutions to fall in the QS World University Ranking published this month. Despite the rankings, Brion Hoban believes that DCU is thriving and improving in various aspects with every passing year.

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Dublin Bus strike leaves students stranded

September 28, 2016

Recent Dublin Bus strikes have left many commuters without service. As someone who relies on the company on a daily basis, Aoife Marnell discusses how the bus strikes have affected her and how the bus strikes have caused more of an inconvenience than anything else.

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Ireland needs to wake up to injustice – it’s time to repeal

September 28, 2016

Following the release of The Repeal Project’s video ‘We Face This Land’ expressing strong views regarding the possible repeal of the 8th amendment, Andrew Ralph expresses his views on the controversial matter of abortion in Ireland and the limited services available to the women of our country.