Opinion

The fight to vote

February 21, 2018

To make our country truly democratic, it is natural to argue that our registration system needs to come up to speed.

Opinion

The expense of experience for students

February 21, 2018

As students we’re constantly told that we are the future of whatever industry we’re looking to get in to and that our work should be valued, but how can we believe that when we’re also told that we may have to work for free?

Opinion

What’s the real meaning of Valentine’s Day?

February 14, 2018

Shouldn’t we be appreciating these people in our lives every day of the year and not just the one specific day just because we can write it in a pretty card and buy some flowers?

Opinion

The Good Friday ban, a modern approach or a loss of identity?

February 7, 2018

Pubs only close these two days a year and as part of Irish culture, this trend has been here for all of our lives, with this ban being lifted we are becoming more modern but at the same time it has to be asked, are we losing a part of our identity?

Opinion

The danger of normality

February 7, 2018

It’s no secret that young people are incredibly impressionable, especially young girls. With the growing dominance of social media in young people’s lives, influencers need to recognise this as they are a big part of young people’s lives. These photoshopped images have a lasting impression on young people, they see these images and perceive them as normal.

Opinion

Leo’s homelessness comments show a lack of sympathy

November 29, 2017

Varadkar’s comments like Gleeson’s shows his misunderstanding of the issue, his disinterest in the problem, his aloofness to lower class issues. His overall classism and elitism, as members of the Simon community and rival politicians have already pointed out.

Opinion

The crackdown on learner drivers

November 29, 2017

The numbers of deaths are staggering and the government need to think of an effective way to fix this issue, in a way which isn’t so harsh

Articles

Does privilege triumph talent?

November 29, 2017

Nepotism is a very, very real concept and it’s incredibly frightening. For creatives, it’s a death wish- it prioritises potential contacts and attention over people who really love their job and have a true talent.

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

Opinion

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.

Opinion

Should colleges stand by the USI?

March 16, 2016

With UCD students voting against rejoining the Union of Students in Ireland, Aisling McCabe explains that while there are many advantages to membership, the national body is far from perfect.

Opinion

Kesha is giving a voice of victims of abuse

March 9, 2016

With the high profile court case between singer Kesha and producer Dr Dre capturing the attention of the public, Conor Martin explains why he thinks it’s an example of the prominent existence of rape culture.