The Noisy 21st Century

How do we distinguish between speech that harms and speech that sparks debate? Alice O’Brien examines the divide The motivational speaker Tony Gaskins once said, “arguing isn’t communication, it’s noise.” No debate has been louder than the 21st century favourite: hate speech vs free speech.  It is a bone of contention that pokes its head […]

WHAT ABOUT US? THE MEDIA’S FORGOTTEN STORIES

 By Aditi Udayabhaskar Christmas is a time for family, friends and lots of love. We often take our cushy, warm homes for granted during the festive season, but seldom do we spare a moment to consider those less fortunate than us – why would we, anyway? After all, the media is so very selective in […]

Big Data: Big Fear?

Where should we draw the line with data analytics, asks Aditi Udayabhaskar We know all too well the spiral of a YouTube spree – just one video, you think, until you find yourself watching advertisements on Brennan’s bread some two hours later thinking, how did I get here? Yep, we can all relate. Whilst this is […]

Trade Unions

Tom Dowdall explains why you should consider joining a Trade Union. What is a trade union? A trade union is an organisation that represents workers and helps them in resolving any work related issues. It is a solidarity based, community focused entity with collective help at it’s origin. What is the purpose of an employer? […]

In Numbers: Terrorism 2016

A statistical analysis of terrorism in 2016 by Current Affairs Editor Hassan Baker. The news is a constant bombardment of death counts, mostly credited to terrorism. The question that’s rarely asked is; what is terrorism? The United States Department of Defense defines terrorism as “the calculated use of unlawful violence or threat of unlawful violence […]

The Cassells Report; A clear solution to the problem of Third Level Funding?

Fiona Hughes spoke with USI President Annie Hoey about what Cassells Report means and how it effects UCC students. Since the economic crisis, state funding for Third Level Education has dropped from 84% to 64%. Although the majority are making ends meet, at least five colleges are now running deficits and are in danger of […]