By Shane Lynch "Whoever said that big boys don't cry You say you never shed a tear Well, listen that's a lie We're all defenceless When it comes to pain" These are the lyrics from the famous eighties band Extreme, from their song, which is ironically called “Big boys don’t cry”. Mental health is a rather tough subject to discuss, as each individual … [Read more...] about Masculinity and mental health: How can we bridge the gap?
By Niamh Kelly In the age of digital media, there is a constant question put forward by parents and teachers alike – how do we encourage children to read rather than become absorbed by technology? One NUI Galway programme – ‘Literacy Lift Off!’ – is attempting to solve this dilemma through weekly reading sessions between local primary school pupils and second year English … [Read more...] about A novel idea propelling Galway kids to new levels of literacy learning
By Rachel Garvey Our attention has been drawn to Tinder, the world-famous dating app where our expectations are either exceeded or crushed. RTÉ’s input into the controversy about dating apps suggests that the majority of individuals that utilise the dating app are prone to their expectations or experiences being regretful ones. The broadcasting company thinks that dating … [Read more...] about Is Tinder helping us to become resilient?
By Sadhbh Hendrick So this is Christmas And what have you done Another Semester over And a new one soon to come And so this is Final Year I hope you have fun (unlikely) The near and the dear ones The old and the young Dear Diary, So here we are, last issue of the semester (Eeeek). (The OG readers will understand the little song reference.) Well, at … [Read more...] about Final Year Diary – Issue 6
By Conor Brummell McDonald’s in Portugal recently came under fire when they insensitively advertised a Halloween, two-for-one Sundae deal as ‘Sundae Bloody Sundae’. When the picture of the sign made its way to the internet, obvious uproar soon followed due to the unfortunate advertising that caused insult from across the water. McDonald’s responded to the incident, … [Read more...] about Ice Cream, You Scream: Is Ireland’s history as trivial as a McDonald’s Halloween campaign?