Is it right to separate the art from the artist? Why is it that artists seem to get off the hook for the most heinous of crimes? Recently, Nelly was arrested after he was accused of rape. While he was released without charge pending further investigation, it reminded me of Chris Brown. Should we not … More Separating the artist from the abuser: a moral dilemma
It was uncharacteristically bright in Galway city on the morning of the last Saturday in September. Outside the Quad at NUI Galway, a crowd of students congregated underneath the pretty stone building covered in red ivy. Some held cardboard signs painted with slogans and glitter in their hands, made in the weeks previous. It was … More The March for Choice
I think a lot of Western news media outlets need a serious reality check about Leo Varadkar. I recently read a glowing profile of the Taoiseach in the New York Times, which likened him to some sort of celebrity. Firstly, it seems like other countries are congratulating us for having the first half-Indian, openly gay, and … More Western media’s obsession with Leo Varadkar- not the left-leaning socialist they imagine
After the recent Manchester and Kabul attacks, it seems like the world is growing increasingly darker and scarier. Is there no end to terrorist tactics in sight? Terrorism seems to be utilised by every extremist group in the world, from white nationalists, the Taliban, to ISIS. The Manchester attack hit a little too close to home … More Terrorism: is there any end in sight?
Never before have we had a US President so engaged with social media. Every day is a new day for Trump to fire off some angry tweets about the “fake media” (sad!) or defending his questionable political decisions. Honestly, his tweets are reminiscent of every 14 year old’s angry sub tweets about their friend who … More Donald Trump: what now?
Over the past five years or so there has been a massive push in society for more healthy eating and exercise. While both are vital in maintaining a sound body and mind, I have to say I think being healthy has become more of an obsession rather than a lifestyle choice. Not a day goes … More Are we too obsessed with being healthy?
We’ve all been there. You decide it’s time for a study break, you’ve stapled a few notes together and highlighted a chapter. You think to yourself “I’ll just scroll through Facebook and see who went out last night on Snapchat”. Suddenly, it’s been 45 minutes and you’ve been lying on your bed, eyes glazed … More Are we too obsessed with technology?
I finished 13 Reasons Why last night and since everyone is talking about it I thought I would give my own two cents on the Netflix TV show. In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, 13 Reasons Why is an American TV show set in a high school. The story … More 13 Reasons Why… an offensive portrayal of mental health?
So, what’s the sitch-ee-ation with Norn Iron? (It’s okay, my mother is from the North so I can imitate the accent). In light of Martin McGuinness’ death, I though it worth writing a post about Northern Ireland, or “the North”, as I have grown up calling it. A bit of a warning for the keyboard … More The Northern Ireland Question
A worry that always crosses my mind is how I will find work after I finish up my degree. Many argue that journalism is a dying profession. This is due to numerous reasons, such as the rise of the internet, falling readership of print media, and citizen journalists. But is there hope for us yet? … More The future of journalism