Opinion

Devoid of Empathy: Greece’s Refugee Policy

Devoid of Empathy: Greece’s Refugee Policy

The COVID-19 pandemic is pushing more inhumane Greek refugee policies. The revelation by the New York Times that Greece has secretly expelled more than 1,000 asylum seekers, abandoning many of them on inflatable life rafts in the Aegean Sea, is one example of this disturbing trend. Meanwhile, refugees are being locked inside Oinofyta refugee camp while Greece welcomes tourists and allows them to roam freely.

Tech Giants Reveal the Falsehood of the American Dream

Tech Giants Reveal the Falsehood of the American Dream

Time and time again, we hear of the massive American “big tech companies” and their origins as “rags-to-riches” success stories. But the problem we are seeing now more than ever, is that the American Dream mentality is backfiring. America’s hunger for profit, no matter the costs to sustainability or human rights, is catering to massive businesses and the people behind them feeling justified in exploiting their workforce.

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.

Face Masks in Fashion

Face Masks in Fashion

When the question of “How on earth will we integrate facemasks into our daily lives?” arises as an actual issue in our media, the Westerners world reveals a sad ignorance and possibly weakness in our nature. Whether we like it or not, the wearing of masks is creeping into a prime position as part of this ‘new normal’ that is replacing the actual normal of our pre-COVID lives

Why Veganism Cannot Solve All, but Some, of this World’s Problems: The Virus and the Consumption of Animal Products

Why Veganism Cannot Solve All, but Some, of this World’s Problems: The Virus and the Consumption of Animal Products

A vegan diet has been proven to lead to better health, by lowering blood pressure, cholesterol, and rates of heart disease. Veganism is also globally renowned for its positive environmental impact, such as reducing the carbon footprint of an individual by up to 73%. What we talk about far less is the fact that a shift to a plant-based diet is the only guaranteed way to prevent pandemics such as COVID-19 from occurring in the future.