Opinion

The INTRA system puts the students last

March 3, 2020

If you’ve come across the INtegrated TRaining internship programme, which is a way of academically assessing students in a workplace relating to their chosen field, you will often hear them debating over a bad job (that pays) or a good job (which doesn’t, and which you are unlikely to get a permanent place in after working for them).

DCU News

DCU Access marks 30 years

February 19, 2020

DCU Access released it’s yearly review of the Access programme, noting that 2020 marked 30 years of the programme in DCU. 

Lifestyle

Hacks for curly and wavy hair types

February 5, 2020

Curl range is given with a number and a letter, starting with 1A (for absolutely straight hair) and ending in 4C which is the absolute curliest. Wavy hair is typically in the 2A to 2C range, and includes some allowance for pieces of straight hair and variety of texture throughout the hair. 

Lifestyle

Is the flu vaccine worth it?

December 11, 2019

While there are far more pressing health issues and life concerns than the flu vaccine, many people may be surprised to learn how the vaccine affects them – and how it can help them.

Features

Fat liberation is not the same as body positivity

December 11, 2019

While much discourse remains throughout even the fat liberation movement (from super-fat erasure to whether or not someone is fat enough to claim to be part of the movement), the fat liberation movement remains a radical collective that aimed to reform society and not themselves.

Lifestyle

The reality of a shopping addiction

November 27, 2019

Knocklyon House, or The Rutland Centre, is a treatment centre for addictions. The centre, while used to the classic addictions of alcohol, drugs, gambling, and eating disorders, has now become no stranger to clients facing the problem of compulsive shopping.

Gaeilge

An bhfuil mná tóghta i ndáiríre i gcúrsaí sláinte?

November 27, 2019

Tá seans níos airde, má mná thú, go mbeidh cógas imní nó síceolaíochta tughta dhuit. Tugtar an “gender pain gap” ar an feiniméan seo, in éineacht le go leor fadhbanna eile a a bhfuil mná á taithí i gcúrsaí sláinte.

Lifestyle

Bleach London review

November 13, 2019

Bleach London is a cruelty free, vegan, sustainably aware, cool as hell hair (and now makeup) brand based in the UK and available online and in Boots here in Ireland. The brand’s image is edgy and cool but still safe and inviting for a newcomer to the hair-colouring world. 

Lifestyle

The importance of understanding a friend’s disability or illness

October 30, 2019

Chronic disabilities and illnesses hold an emotional weight that only those who have come into direct contact with these conditions can understand. While many have made note of the effects which these conditions have on the lives of the people surrounding the affected individual, it can not be understated that the life of the sufferer is still the life most deeply affected.

Features

Time to escape from vapes?

October 16, 2019

the EU proposed that e-cigarettes be banned entirely if three or more member states banned their use in their own countries. 

Lifestyle

Lush Shutdown with Greta Thunberg

October 2, 2019

On September 20th Lush shut down its entire operations — factories, headquarters, and e-commerce — to mobilize more than 5,000 employees and take to the streets to demand action.

Lifestyle

Self care suss: yoga and meditation

April 17, 2019

Originally, yoga was used as a practice of self-observation to train the body and mind to become aware of its own nature, and ultimately reach higher consciousness in the individual.

Lifestyle

Black market makeup scam

April 17, 2019

In a video released on April 2nd on Star’s channel, he told the story behind some vague tweets he had released over the previous weekend.

Gaeilge

Caithfimid labhairt faoi Joyce

April 17, 2019

Muna léigh tú na litracha grá ó James Joyce a sheol sé chuig a bean-chéile sa 19ú h-aois, b’féidir déan cuardach ar líne, ansin bheidh sé níos éasca an alt seo a thusicint. Ach bí cúramach – ní na litreacha seo oiriúnach do dhaoine ach a bhfuil os cionn 18 mbliana d’aois.