Living Under Quarantine: My Lockdown Experience

Living Under Quarantine: My Lockdown Experience

Lockdown wasn’t easy for any of us. On March 27th Ireland went into full lockdown, but just two weeks before that we began receiving alarming articles and alerts about people getting sick from Covid-19. It was terrifying to think that a virus we assumed was far away was now on our doorstep. Anastasiya Sytnyk tells of her experience and the mental stresses and worries of the lockdown quarantine.

How domestic abuse scares its victims into silence

How domestic abuse scares its victims into silence

“I became a Zumba instructor. I travelled half of Europe with my kids. My daughters are free to live without a verbally and physically abusive father. All I can say is that I am grateful to Ireland and the people who supported me through that difficult time.”

Are you not entertained?

Are you not entertained?

Most circus animals are treated poorly; beaten, starved, and kidnapped. They sit in tiny cages travelling from place to place for our entertainment. Have we ever thought about what the once big and mighty beasts feel when they are dressed in silly costumes and forced to perform tricks that are dangerous and downright unnecessary?

STAND News Awards 2020

  2020 has come and gone (thank heavens) but before we move on and hope for a new year filled with less global travesties, we must look back one last time to celebrate the work of the STAND News team!   Between the team of hardworking editors and contributors from all...