The College View Investigates

Stretched to the limit: Over 64,000 people waiting for orthopaedic treatment

April 19, 2020

People requiring hip and knee replacements are facing the worst waiting lists in Ireland,  with over 64,000 people waiting to see a consultant for their treatments. The figures, from the National Treatment Purchase Fund, for January 2020 show that a total of 64,907 people are waiting to access orthopaedic treatment.

Lifestyle

Why our eating habits are changing during quarantine

April 13, 2020

Now these “demons” per say aren’t as life threatening or altering as they sound, but finally sorting out your wardrobe after 6 months is not an easy task. Other tasks include resisting the urge to bite your nails, finally throwing old schoolbooks away and not posting on social media every 0.2 seconds. However the biggest task of all is choosing not to live out of your fridge.

Television

Break up the day with Daybreak

March 30, 2020

Daybreak is the teen drama comedy satire that we all need to watch, just in case the world ends. This post-apocalyptic series explores many cinematic genres of storytelling in its 10 episode spectacular, keeping audiences on their toes and keeping the presentation of the show fresh.

Film

Netflix shows we lost to the algorithm

March 16, 2020

Netflix algorithms have the miraculous ability to predict what we want to watch. Re-occurring themes in what we choose to watch has a ripple effect on what the streaming service will then recommend. And for the most part, they get it right.

Television

The Netflix show proving that love really is blind

March 2, 2020

Netflix’s latest reality show “Love Is Blind” launched on the streaming service on the February 13th as part of a three-week event where the contestants are on the mission to find a spouse.

Lifestyle

Ethics in the media

March 1, 2020

Whitmore posted a video of the confrontation on her Twitter with the caption “I asked the photographer to please stop taking pictures as I hadn’t seen my boyfriend since my friend passed away and we wanted some privacy”. 

The Hype

Meet the man behind Billie Eilish’s music

February 17, 2020

Four time Grammy award winner, Finneas O’Connell, has bounced from the background of his little sister’s sky rocketing career and is slowing becoming a star in his own right.

Lifestyle

Finding a style that suits you and where to shop

February 5, 2020

How do I distinguish my sense of personal style? You have a few options for this, start by breaking down your lifestyle and interests and see how they influence your taste. You might be influenced by what your favourite colour is or the music you listen to, or maybe even the style of the artist. And if you’re passionate enough about politics to wear them then by all means get creative but inoffensive.

News

National Transport Authority plan to replace Leap Cards

December 11, 2019

Leap cards will be replaced by the ability to pay for travel through mobile phones, bank cards, contactless bank cards or official ID. All of these forms of payment require user data so the anonymous option is through QR codes or some sort of electronic token.

News

Commission proposes to seal abuse records

December 11, 2019

The commission’s report, known as the Ryan reports, was published in May 2009 and detailed accounts from abuse survivors of Irish industrial schools from 1936 to 1970, stating that approximately 170,000 children were admitted during this period. The personal accounts submitted by survivors were both confidentially anonymous and credited. 

Film

The magic is still alive in Disney’s Frozen II

December 11, 2019

Frozen II had big shoes to fill following its release in November. The first Frozen film was released in 2013, grossing  $1.27 billion, making it the most successful and biggest animated film of all time. Six years on from the “Let It Go” music machine and Olaf plush toys are still being sold worldwide.

Lifestyle

The highs and lows of retail therapy

November 27, 2019

Have you ever gotten so angry or upset that in a blinding blur you end up with two brown paper Penney’s bag clenched in your fists? Same. 

Lifestyle

Life after the end of a long relationship

November 13, 2019

Break ups are never easy and dealing with a break up after a long-term relationship, let’s say a year plus, can be a tedious, hurtful and lonely process but here is a quick walk through the whole ordeal

Halloween

Halloween movie watch list for those cosy nights in

October 30, 2019

As you grow up Halloween becomes less of an opportunity to knock at houses and ask for sweets but rather buying your own sweets and locking yourself in your own house. You snuggle yourself up on the couch, pray no one rings the doorbell and stick on a movie – but what to watch?

Halloween

Spooky season

October 16, 2019

If you haven’t heard of the term “Spooky Season” or “Szn” then let me break it down for you.

News

DCU finishes its mall makeover

October 2, 2019

As part of DCU’s 2016-2021 Campus Development Plan the main mall or “public realm” on the Glasnevin Campus has been completed.