On University

Eoghan O’Donnell, Deputy Features Editor There is a certain sense of security that comes with a plan. Take any aspect of your life, plan it properly and follow through with it: you’ll see things tend to work out favourably more often than not. With a good plan, any milestone can be reached.  When it comes…

Memories – An accurate reflection of your past? Or a trick-mirror of your experiences?

Writes Eoghan O’Donnell, Deputy Features Editor You are telling a story, a recollection of a moment important to you, detailing it to your extended family, only to have your sibling interrupt you saying, ‘that’s not right, it went like this …’, much to your frustration. Scenarios like this occur regularly, and memories that we rely…

How is modern technology shaping our society?

First developed in the 1830s, the telegram provided the world with the means to instantly communicate over long distance. Though admittedly more laborious in its workings compared to modern-day technology, the telegram through the use of Morse code, enabled people from as far as one side of the Atlantic to communicate rapidly with those on…

Direct Provision: The need to dismantle it

Throughout Irish history, there has been a tendency by successive Irish governments to cover up shameful events and ignore many of the corruptions and injustices in this country. Over the course of the years, many of the wrong-doings in the country have been exposed to and scrutinised by the Irish people: the Magdalene laundries, the…

The Amazon Instinct – Should it be this natural to us?

Offering access to unlimited quick free-delivery, a free streaming service and discounts on thousands of products daily, Amazon has focused its target on placing the student at the forefront of its business interests. Handing out an initial six-month free subscription, with a discounted student subscription cost thereafter, you may have seen some people you know…

The Complex Dynamics of a Close Friends Story Reclaiming Privacy in the Age of Overexposure

Instagram first implemented the feature of a Close Friends Story back in 2018, at a time when the popularity of Snapchat private stories was skyrocketing and people were beginning to get into the habit of vlogging their lives to a small group of friends. With the introduction of a Close Friends option, people were hesitant:…