By Marcus Lagercrantz Reading books is great and all, but there’s more to it. It makes you more empathic, cures depression and, overall, a better person. My first experiences of books I got from my parents reading to me. Every night, they were telling me amazing stories with only a book in their hand. Turning page after page. That inspired me to try to take … [Read more...] about Is it important to read?
By Maeve Winters Zero hour, 9am. By this time, I’ve usually staggered out of bed, pulled on yesterday’s clothes from the pile on the floor, and trudged into college while scoffing a banana and with The Smiths blaring from my headphones. I reach the University as the cathedral bell begins to toll, and usually arrive in my scheduled lecture, puffing and … [Read more...] about A city of snakes – Is the ring road really the answer?
By Katie Barragry Scrolling on Instagram can be lethal. A single photo can completely change your mood. Be it a mirror selfie of an influencer with “the perfect body” or even a picture of someone’s makeup for a night out, these photos can cause us to question our own looks, our own bodies and how we perceive ourselves; both online and in real life. Thoughts begin to race … [Read more...] about “Why don’t I look like that?”
By Rachel Garvey The Irish Republic seemed okay, but still remained sympathetic with the coronavirus being in China, Italy and Spain. When it reached the United Kingdom, panic started to arise. Yes, everyone is well aware that the United Kingdom is neighbour to our country of green and Irish craic, but there were a lot of people in denial that the coronavirus would be … [Read more...] about Don’t make unnecessary assumptions
By Rachel Garvey We all have a favourite app on our phones, one which we use on a daily basis (obviously, because otherwise, why is it known as our favourite app?). I have asked a lot of people this question, to which I have gotten replies of Instagram, Tik Tok, Snapchat and even Tinder because we love to exercise our fingers by swiping left and right. People get bored, I … [Read more...] about Life through a Snapchat filter