Don’t apologise if you can’t come to the phone right now: Why boundary setting in friendships is important
In an ever-changing world of lockdowns and restrictions, it is okay to be apprehensive of your friends’ attitudes. We imagine exciting and emotional reunions, but this time is also a great opportunity to lay some ground rules. Social media has exacerbated our availability to be on-hand and counsel everyone’s problems, but sometimes all you need is space.
Announcement culture is a 21st century phenomenon that perpetuates our need to be constantly busy in order to have something to announce. We now have the tendency to judge our success and that of others on the quantity of announcements made rather than quality.
The image of Western military powers as an emancipatory force for women has been promoted for over a century, yet ultimately could not be further from the truth. Historically, Britain and other European powers have attacked the rights and undermined the autonomy of women in colonised countries.
This time last year, little did we think we would be in a position of worldwide quarantine, rendered helpless at the mercy of a deadly virus. Even more so, could we ever have pictured all that would go along with something that affects us and our lives to this scale?
In the second episode of Shauna and Orla’s series, they dive into students’ mental health as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Discussing what impact the pandemic has had on them personally, and how they imagine younger students have been affected, they also touch on the so-called ‘blame game’ and how young people have been labelled the ‘scapegoats of the pandemic’.
In 2006, Bono committed tax avoidance. What some don’t understand about this move is that billions are lost in the developing world when funds are moved from poorer countries to tax havens.
Kim McDonnell’s investigative piece on social media’s adverse impact on body image
A look at why Taylor Swift is re-releasing music and how this is inspiring artists around the world to gain back the rights to their own creations.
Universities across the globe are actively decolonising their curriculums off the back of recent movements and realisations. Trinity College Dublin has launched a two-year-long investigation into its historic links to slavery and colonialism in an attempt to free itself from its deep-rooted systems of colonial oppression. But how can this be achieved?
Patrick Morgan investigates how VAR is so controversial in football on a weekly basis regardless the outcome of each match.