Opinion

Stretched to the last: the unheard voices on scoliosis waiting lists

March 24, 2021

While Covid-19 has changed how we live, and it has affected the general running of hospitals and plunged them under pressure, children are still waiting and their condition has not gone away at the foot of a global infection. Mountains have been moved over the course of this pandemic, this should be one of those mountains. 

Opinion

Irish defamation laws are damaging to journalism

March 24, 2021

We have no idea what stories have been pulled or never even saw the light of day because of the risk of a lawsuit. This law is a loaded gun on journalists, with the rich and powerful at its trigger.

Opinion

Zero-Covid: Is it the answer?

February 10, 2021

“I think the debate is over.”  The Irish Times European Correspondent Naomi O’Leary retweeted an image of a music festival in New Zealand with the above caption last week. This tease of normality is something

Opinion

Ireland has not learned from past mistakes

January 27, 2021

In his state apology to the victims of Mother and Baby Homes, Taoiseach Micheál Martin said “It is the duty of a republic to be willing to hold itself to account. To be willing to

Opinion

Is veganism achievable for everyone?

November 28, 2018

For some low-income families, it is simply not manageable to shell out extra cash, time or resources on sustaining a vegan lifestyle, when it seems more affordable to grab the quicker and cheaper options.

Opinion

The incorrect use of power

October 31, 2018

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?

Opinion

How impactful are body positive magazine covers?

October 17, 2018

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.

Opinion

The dangers of unprofessional tweeting

October 17, 2018

When someone says something they regret or says something the wrong way, it can be quickly explained to the small group of people who may have heard it and then it can be forgotten. It’s

Opinion

We need free sanitary products, period

October 17, 2018

Public bathrooms are nobody’s favourite ally when it comes to hygiene. However, despite the assortment of germs usually found in them, public bathrooms offer refuge to those on the brink of an accident, whether induced

Opinion

I am woman, hear me roar

October 3, 2018

Throughout history, society has frowned upon the angry woman. Women have always been encouraged to keep a stiff upper lip in a Bree Van de Kamp fashion, take the higher moral ground and make polite

Opinion

Are consent classes effective?

April 18, 2018

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.

Opinion

Why we still use Facebook

April 18, 2018

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.

Opinion

Should 16-year-olds be politically involved?

April 18, 2018

Young people however, are inexperienced, in both academia and life. Forget secondary school students, most college students barely clean their room. If you cannot keep your own domain of existence in order, how are you qualified to try and impose order on society?

Opinion

The mixed martial arts misconception

April 18, 2018

For so many, MMA is an outlet. From many kids in low-income areas, to those who have used MMA to avoid going down the wrong path in life, or those who have used MMA to exit that path.

Opinion

Abstaining from United Ireland vote should have been an option

April 18, 2018

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.