Articles

Is Social Media worth the price of entry?

July 22, 2019

When social media was in its infancy, it was sold as a way for friends and loved ones to be connected; with more immediacy and intimacy than ever before.

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Meet Maser, the artist behind the iconic murals

July 20, 2019

‘Now for Northern Ireland’ was projected onto the Project Arts Centre in Dublin as part of a collaboration between Maser and Amnesty International to repurpose the Repeal campaign, focusing on the issue at hand in Northern Ireland.

Lifestyle

Extreme Landlords

July 20, 2019

There’s now, not only a housing crisis, but a renting crisis. People that have above average paying jobs can’t afford rent, let alone a mortgage with the average price of renting an apartment in Dublin at approximately €1,800 a month.

Lifestyle

Nike’s plus size mannequin sparks obesity debate

June 20, 2019

Some people have defended Nike on Twitter saying that what is more harmful to women’s health is the size eight mannequins and that they create issues surrounding the “perfect woman” and increase the number of eating disorders diagnosed.

Music

The haunting power of Billie Eilish

April 17, 2019

Although some criticise these songs for romanticising mental illness, the songs feel rather soothing and beautiful to listen to. Perhaps they offer a reassurance or calming quality to the millions of people who have listened to them thus far.

Features

Make politics sexy again

April 17, 2019

On The West Wing, politics was made sexy, and this appears to be the attitude figures like Beto and Pete are longing to return to. How can they, as presidential candidates, simultaneously be James Dean and Abraham Lincoln?

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.

Food

Budget college breakfasts

April 17, 2019

Breakfast can burn a hole in our pockets with an average cheap breakfast in Dublin costing up to €15.

Lifestyle

Backpacking travel tips

April 17, 2019

Ask the locals for their opinion! If you’re planning a night out ask where the good spots are.

Food

The Beast Eatery

April 17, 2019

Beast is Ireland’s first vegan eatery and takeaway in Dublin by Moodley Manor.

Lifestyle

Tattoos and employment

April 17, 2019

Tattoos, piercings and body modification, in general, have roots in many ancient cultures, yet still, they are often viewed in a negative light.

Lifestyle

Stay-cation in Ireland

April 17, 2019

Keep it cheap, cheerful and adventurous by getting off the beaten tourist track and exploring some hidden gems.

Music

Making money moves in the music industry

April 17, 2019

With these recent figures, there can be no argument that the music industry’s revenue resurgence is due to anything but the popularity of streaming and that the industry is going in the right direction.

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Basquiat’s legacy for underground artists

April 17, 2019

His paintings are a social and cultural commentary of sorts. They explore race, alternative histories and artistic language in a way that had never been seen before.

Lifestyle

The best college getaways

April 17, 2019

For a lot of us college students we fall somewhere in between the categories of too old to enjoy “Shagaluf” and too poor to enjoy Paris.

Film

The latest trend of live-action remakes

April 17, 2019

The current trend works in a similar way by taking tales as old as time which will appeal not only to children, but also a generation of adults with a specific, nostalgic connection to one version.

Film

There’s a new Joker in town

April 17, 2019

Ironically because of Suicide Squad, the character of the Joker has become, well, a bit of a joke. For those whose brains have been fried by the ironic ‘Gamer Joker’ meme, it’s going to be really hard to take this movie seriously even if it’s better than the previous movie from the DC universe.

Style

Fierce competition at DCU Drag Race

April 15, 2019

It has been popularised in recent years thanks to RuPaul’s Drag Race, an American television show which sees queens perform in a series of challenges, almost like an X-Factor style format where a queen is eliminated each week by the judges.

Television

Jane the Virgin set to wow audiences in its final season

April 15, 2019

Coming into its fifth and final season, Jane the Virgin has its eyes set on more drama and cliffhangers throughout the entire season. After season fours’ agonising finale, the writers’ and Baldoni have said that fans can’t even begin to imagine the suspense that is in store.

Lifestyle

Veganism- healthy or unhealthy

April 15, 2019

Long term effects on sub sufficient Vitamin B12 are weakness and fatigue. With Vitamin D it affects your ability to absorb calcium and so can impact on your bone health later in life.