By Stephen Holland Billionaires around the globe have increased their wealth in this pandemic by nearly a trillion euro. At what point is it too much and how did the world even get like this in the first place? The birth of modern capitalism as we know it can be traced back to the Industrial Revolution in the late 18th and early 19th century. New manufacturing processes meant … [Read more...] about Billionaires! When is enough, enough?
By Darren Casserly Opinion Editor It was recently announced that there will be at least another six weeks of level five restrictions put in place by the government. This was met with the usual disappointment that we have become accustomed to over the last year. But what was different this time around was the overwhelming feeling of resignation that this is life now, and there … [Read more...] about How many more lockdowns will people take?
By Úna Kehily The complicated debate around the re-opening of schools has dominated the media since the reintroduction of Level 5 restrictions in late December. The last several weeks have seen heated exchanges between Teachers’ Unions, the Minister for Education and other members of government about the safety of teachers and students returning to schools, and the … [Read more...] about Are teachers unfairly criticised over school closures?
By Anastasia Burton Most Universities expect students to pay tuition fees to cover the cost of on-campus facilities and services that are offered to them throughout the year. Of course, these tuition fees do not include accommodation costs, book costs, or transport. So what are we paying for really? This year unlike the rest, most of us have not set foot on campus grounds all … [Read more...] about Dear NUI Galway, stop ripping us off
By Neasa Gorrell Online learning is a relatively new phenomenon that was largely adopted by educational institutions all across the world as a means of teaching students remotely during the Covid-19 pandemic. To most people, students, and educators alike, it was a new and foreign concept. Yet, today it is accepted as the new normal of education, teaching and learning. In its … [Read more...] about Does online learning need to change to keep students engaged?