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University and Happiness: A look at student mental health during the transition and experience of third-level education

Upon beginning in UCD as a freshman, what will be surprising to many is the degree of loneliness that can be felt on campus. Compared to a school environment, it’s suddenly a lot harder to catch up with friends. As…

9 to 5! An Examination of the American Work Ethic

There is a general sentiment amongst Europeans that Americans are lazy. Every country has their unsavoury stereotypes.  The Irish are drunks and British have a stick placed in a rather distasteful area. While these generalisations are nothing more that caricature,…

Clickbait, Skewed Facts And Media Mistruths

In today’s media landscape we’re presented with numbers, graphs, charts and statistics on a daily basis from numerous sources across the political spectrum to explain phenomena on the world’s stage. Buzzwords like ‘fake news,’ ‘alternative facts’ and ‘post-truth’ tend to…

A Brief Story Of Audiobooks

Who’d have thought that someone could improve on the timeless classic that is: the book? The ‘audiobook’ may sound like this new-fangled trend with an appeal that lies with a small minority of avid readers, but alas, the ‘talking book’…

An Argument Against ‘No-Platforming’

For many on the right, discussing politics has become rather taboo on University campuses. University’s to them, seem dominated by a certain political ideology. That ideology is left wing in nature. The data somewhat backs up this idea. A paper…

Getting Through Your Mid-College Crisis

Ah the Mid-College Crisis! That abominable feeling that sweeps you off your feet at the halfway point of college, with the realisation that you’re almost out in the real world, fending for yourself. It’s the sudden and rapid understanding that…

OPINION: What We Should Take From The Consent App Story

On Monday, The UCD School of Computer Science apologised for an email that was forwarded to all Stage three Computer Science students from a UCD Medical Student searching for an app developer for his app ‘Consent’. The story was picked…

The Partisan Threat To Academia

The university’s primary objective has traditionally been, and should still be, the quest for knowledge and truth, with the purpose of bettering ourselves and our society within it. The fundamental goal of the university, as an academic institution, would be…

LGBTQ+ Students On Campus: Their Stories

The LGBTQ+ community has grown rapidly over the past number of years, yet it can remain something of a taboo subject in certain spheres. It’s true that Ireland has progressed in the past to accept the Lesbian and Gay community,…

The Pressure Is Not Worth It: Exam Stress And The Effects On The Body

This article was originally written in Irish, but an English translation has been printed too, in the hopes that this excellent piece can reach a wider audience.    It is fashionable to be under pressure and to be working late…

An Introduction To Speciality Coffee

Everyone is familiar with coffee and one in three Irish people drink at least one cup a day. It’s no surprise then that the coffee market is continuously growing. Coffee is, unfortunately, seen as a commodity and here is where…

Sugar: The Unsavory Truth

Sugar is inescapable today. Displays in local shops are dominated by chocolate, sweets, crisps, fizzy drinks and other such sugar-laden produce. A single serving of salad dressing, tomato sauce or cereal can often contain more than a person’s entire daily…