YES Éamonn Grennan There’s a smack of cold reality upon starting to actively try to ‘adult’ when taking the first steps away from a parent’s home for college or work. Inevitably, the strain of getting three substantial meals a day, multiple days in a row, all of which should nourish all your bodily needs, throws another spanner into the works of our hard earned independence. … Continue reading Can Eating Healthy Cost You Less?
With recent increases in HIV contraction rates in Ireland, COLMAN MOLONEY charts the HIV landscape and asks why the latest advance in preventative medicine, PrEP, is simply not available here. 1987 marked a crisis point. The world was undergoing an epidemic never seen before; thousands of otherwise healthy young people were being slaughtered, denied help and ignored. 1987 wasn’t an unique year in the 80’s, … Continue reading HIV: Where There Is No Cure, There Can Only Be Prevention
Lucy McManus explores the less-frequented end of the spectrum of Ireland’s relationship with alcohol New to the social side of college life, I found it so different as regards how often I could drink if I wanted to. Back in sixth year, my friends and I were pretty focused on our Leaving Cert and so we wouldn’t hang out that often. We also lived away … Continue reading Abstinence from Alcohol in the Irish Way
Originally written during this year’s Freshers Week, Eli Dolliver writes about the struggle that may happen at any time during the college experience Everyone knows that Freshers Week is meant to be a time of great celebration and new beginnings; a time of welcome and adventure for new students. And for a lot of students, it is. There’s free ice cream, free coffee, free condoms, and free … Continue reading Finding Freshers – A Struggle to Fit Within the College Jigsaw
Sorcha Lanigan dispels the myth of the lute playing vegan For some, veganism is a decision made to benefit personal and ethical beliefs, and for others it’s more of a selfcongratulatory label that people are quick to roll their eyes at. The old joke: “how do you know if someone is a vegan? Don’t worry, they’ll f**king tell you,” is something a friend says she … Continue reading C’est la Vegan
With National Vegetarian Week upon us, Ellen Desmond gives some tips for anyone interested in quitting carnivorism This week sees Ireland attempt to give vegetarianism some much needed press time. Being a strict vegetarian in Ireland is sometimes difficult, especially at the beginning, and even more so for a student. If you’re unprepared you’ll find that avoiding meat won’t automatically fit in with the culture … Continue reading Go Veggie this National Vegetarian Week