By Olivia Hanna I didn’t grow up watching superhero movies, but always chalked it up to not being ‘that kind of kid’. I leaned towards princesses and Barbies (albeit the more empowered ones). I never thought that my disinterested in superheroes came from a lack of representation. As kids we look up to adults to be our role models, and we find those role models on the T.V. … [Read more...] about Opinion: Be your own hero
By Alice O’ Donnell You know Easter is approaching when supermarket isles are groaning under a mountain of chocolate eggs. For those who observe Lent, Easter Sunday is the long-awaited day when you can finally eat those forbidden treats you’ve been stashing away for the past 40 days. For those who aren’t religious, Easter marks a day where you can sit with family, relax and … [Read more...] about Opinion: Easter Eggs – are they really that bad for you?
By Anastasia Sytnyk Summer holidays are great! Solid months of freedom where you can do whatever you like. You could sleep in until midday and stay up until unnatural hours, which all sounds exciting... for about a week. Once the initial excitement of freedom wears off, we are left with the inevitable enemy: boredom. Many of us find summer jobs and keep ourselves busy, … [Read more...] about Opinion: Don’t waste your summer
By Conor Brummell Exam time can be extremely stressful. Tensions run high as people try to wrap up their final week assignments before study week so they can concentrate completely on the end-of-year exams that are barrelling their way as fast as an out-of-control freight train. Exams can be difficult enough at the best of times, but some people you meet throughout the exam … [Read more...] about Opinion: Five types of studiers in the lead up to exams
By Sophie Kavanagh Exams. The one word and two syllables enough to evoke a sense of foreboding in any student. When one thinks of exams, we think of intense, long, studious hours in the library, frantic discussions of prediction with friends and peers, exam papers and a fluster for solutions. We think of the grim walk to the Kingfisher, the attendant's robotic voice; … [Read more...] about Opinion: Why are exams so stressful?