No filter is enough to hide ugly Snapchat update


The Snapchat update version has left outraged users scrambling to find ways to uninstall the update, scratching their head wondering where they can find their own story never mind their friends’.   Advertising has also expanded with companies like McDonald’s now using 10 second spaces between your friends’ stories to promote their products. However is social media’s purpose not to bring together a community of your friends and family and sharing […]

Living two lives at once


Blurred photoshopped lines, carefully chosen emojis, self-directed Snapchat movies – the daily task of managing a virtual self is one that we don’t even think too much about anymore because the use of social media is second nature for our generation. Over the past few years we’ve become accustomed to using it, or at the […]

Selfies and self-worth


Not so long ago, I found myself in a funny kind of situation, but not the funny ‘haha’ kind. It was a funny, makes your insides squirm kind. And the thing was, it wasn’t the situation itself, but my reaction to it that made me feel this way. See, I am in a Facebook group […]

The real Snapchat story


Social media is an infinite scroll of humblebrags, naïve politics and insufferable sunset snaps taken somewhere better than wherever you’re reading this from. It is a source of entertainment, envy and enlightenment but is there a point when social media becomes dangerous? Facebook is The Procrastination Station when it comes to student life. It is […]

Insta-ready childhood?


When I was twelve I asked Santa for new games for my Nintendo, a few CDs and whatever else was cool in 2010. My younger sister, who turns twelve in two months, recently asked Santa for Flawless foundation brushes, a dupe Kylie Jenner lip kit, a new case for her iPhone and vouchers for Boots […]

Eoin Drones: Scholastic Seclusion


When Vera Brittain, the acclaimed author of Testament of Youth coined the term ‘scholastic seclusion’, she had intended it to refer to the isolation she felt being left behind at Oxford while most of her contemporaries had gone off to serve in the Great War. However, scholastic seclusion seems to have a new meaning in […]

Eoin Drones: Mass Hysteria


On Wednesday 26 October, Irish Facebook servers went into overdrive. The cause? A seemingly-innocuous event page for a Sunday mass hosted by a page entitled Sunday Morning Mass on RTE was essentially transformed into a giant millennial forum into which the ‘dankest’ of memes were poured for all to gaze at in wonderment and awe. […]

Student Experience: My Harassment Story

Anonymous teenager in mask on internet at night. Photo via Getty Images.

I’ve decided to share this story. It is an apology. I want the world to know that I am sorry, but I can’t reveal my identity for fear that it would compromise him or anyone he is associated with.

Career Advice: Targeting Employers and Companies for Jobs


Sometimes when looking through the job pages and websites, there is nothing that appeals to your career ambitions. You know your dream job is out there, but it’s not showing up in the listings. So what do you do?