Lifestyle

MDMA to meaning

November 14, 2018

The problem with drug use in general, but particularly with MDMA, is that it’s the easy way out. It’s selfish. It involves no personal responsibility. It’s cheating your future self out of happiness. It’s denying yourself something profoundly beautiful.

Television

The rise and fall of the Netflix MCU

November 14, 2018

This was the first chink in the armour of the Netflix MCU. The crossover show, The Defenders, was next on the production line, and the failure of its final hero did not inspire hope among the fanbase.

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

Television

Doctor Whoman

October 31, 2018

The Thirteenth Doctor has the charming, somewhat dashing characteristics of Tennant while maintaining the alien, almost childlike characteristics of Smith. As of yet, it’s hard to exactly pinpoint the finer details of her character. The staple trait of immense compassion is still obvious. 

Television

South Park’s season premiere critique’s artificially “woke”

October 17, 2018

Cartman is a parody of the typical ‘Woke’ individual. He engages in insincere virtue signalling to prove that he is not a racist, despite having not said anything racist. Paradoxically, his reduces Token to his race identity by assuming that all black people think collectively.

National News

Government announces new action plan on online safety

October 17, 2018

The plan will tackle some of the issues faced by young people in the digital age. Revenge porn and stalking are problems that the legislation will aim to address. Revenge porn is currently legal in Ireland.

Features

Teaching on a prayer

April 18, 2018

It’s strange looking back on religion classes during the junior cycle. Classes were considered somewhat of a farce by fellow students, a class where you could sit back and relax and not worry about the

Features

My Christmas is bigger than your Christmas

November 15, 2017

Halloween is over. As soon as that last firework fizzled into the sky, the sound of bells can be faintly heard jingling in the distance. The shops burn all their spooky gear in a bonfire

Opinion

Two Sides of Cultural Appropriation

November 1, 2017

David Kelly: This is nonsense No more Halloween, kids. Nowadays, people aren’t interested in what to dress up as, but what not to dress up as. A slew of articles have been released that explain

DCU News

DCU set to lead Gender Identity Project

September 27, 2017

DCU is launching a project to reshape children’s attitudes to gender identity through an overhaul of prescribed children’s literature. DCU’s Centre for Children’s Literature and Culture is spearheading the Creative Europe project ‘Gender Identity: Child