by Déaghán Ó Céatfadha Galway City Omniplex had a sight straight out of Father Ted last week. Organised by Galway Pro-Choice, several protesters gathered in front of the cinema to protest the screening of the film Unplanned, which follows the story of Abby Johnson, the youngest clinic director in the history of Planned Parenthood, and the experiences that turn her into … [Read more...] about Unplanned protests – Down with this sort of thing
By Niamh Casey The way we educate in Ireland, and indeed most countries, is outdated and unnecessarily stressful. It not only unites current exam year students, but also anyone who has ever sat the state exams. People who haven't been in secondary education for years can still empathize with students currently in the examination process. The emotions of doing these fateful … [Read more...] about Bring on the education revolution
By Stevie Buckley It’s times like these when I start feeling unsafe in my surroundings. I have heard a lot of ableist languages (language that is discriminatory towards disabled people) around the college this year, much more than I’ve heard in previous years – and it’s only October. I have heard ableist slurs that I won’t repeat here and extremely offensive … [Read more...] about Are you able to use a different language?
by Rachel Garvey Can you imagine walking into a pub or club, or even a simple house party, and everyone's eyes just fall on you? Even your friends look away in embarrassment, trying to pretend they don't know you. You look around, confused, thinking that everyone's eyes are drawn to something near you, but no. Everyone's eyes are locked specifically on you. Somewhere in … [Read more...] about Fancy dress strongly encouraged
By Dua Varun Conformity, enjoyment, fun, experimentation, social enhancement, boredom, and relaxation. These are some of the reported reasons for drug use in young adults in many studies over the years. The use and abuse of drugs is not new. Our use of such substances has been attested to in the earliest records of human history, be it for religious, medicinal, or social … [Read more...] about Drug abuse in young adults