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The Casual Herbivore: What a plant-based diet does to your body

With students skipping schools to organise climate strikes and millions of people pulling their weight towards saving the environment, there has never been a better time to bring plant-based diets in the limelight.  Back in the day, we staunch vegetarians…

Reviving the Art and Science of Gardening

This photo was taken at Gardens By The Bay, a stunning man-made garden in the Southeast Asian country of Singapore. If you look at the peacock’s plume, you see that it is composed of rows of purple-hued orchids, which also…

Review: Backstage Tour of the Abbey Theatre

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Recently, I was looking up some upcoming live theatre performances on the historic Abbey Theatre’s website. And that was when I discovered the Abbey’s best-kept secret – they conduct backstage tours for a quarter of…

Celery Juice in the Mornings: Yay or Nay?

Recently, the trend of drinking fresh celery juice in the morning took the world by storm. YouTubers, health bloggers and even celebrities joined the bandwagon – it was seen that the hashtag #celeryjuice garnered more than a 100, 000 posts…

The Importance of Saying No

“No’ – the stuff of nightmares. I often wonder how this word, one of the simplest words we first learn, can be the hardest to say.  The advice we’re often given, that ‘we shouldn’t be afraid of using it’ is…

Arts VS STEM: An examination of the deepening schism between STEM and Arts in Universities.

When I tell people that I’m studying English, I’m often met with ‘So you’re going to become a teacher?’, followed by ‘You went to Dublin for that?’, and then I’m ultimately reassured by a variation of ‘Well sure, if you…

Freshers Guide to Dublin: Things You Cannot Miss

When I arrived in Dublin 2 years ago, I was told that the number one place to visit is the Temple Bar. It’s been two trips around the sun, and I still haven’t popped into the pub for a pint,…

Ways to Kill Time in UCD

Walking into the sprawling UCD campus can be daunting for newcomers, especially when bombarded with countless ongoing and upcoming events. Where does one start? Here are some things you should do to make the most of your time at UCD!…

Dublin’s Lovely Lanes

Many believe that Dublin is currently being engulfed by high-end shops and hotels, draining the soul of one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. However, Dublin still holds some of the most unique, traditional, and Instagram-able streets that attest its charm….

The ‘Politits’ Podcast: Patriarchy, Post-Repeal And Jordan Peterson

Politits, the political radio show with a feminist twist on Belfield FM, which first ran in 2016-17, is back but in podcast form with Politics students Hazel Nolan and Aoife Doran. The girls are back feeling older and wiser. Chatting…

The Importance Of College Friendships

As I come towards the final semester of my undergraduate degree, I look at how different my life is since I’ve arrived here. My perspectives on certain things have evolved into ideas that I could never have imagined. Everyone talks…

It’s Not Like In The Movies: Grief And All It’s Attributes

If you were a child and you watched a lot of Disney movies, you would discover a bit of a trend in the genre. Many of the main characters in Disney movies have a dead parent. They come in different…