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Seaspiracy Review

By Alison Law / April 7, 2021

Photo Credit: Netflix On 24 March, a Netflix documentary captivated viewers across the globe. The week it was released, it was talked about like no other documentary in a long time. Seapiracy raised concerns and opened the eyes of many about the truth of commercial fishing, and the harm humans are doing to the oceans.  […]

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Hanging by a thread: international students struggle during the pandemic

By Sonia / March 20, 2021

The 21st Century’s deadliest pandemic has halted life in all aspects, from the way we work to the way we interact. Ireland’s economy and society speak of our current situation, with pillar industries such as hospitality and education being hit the hardest. It seems that between Brexit and the pandemic, the Emerald Isle is facing […]

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COVID-19 one year on: how a pandemic opened a generational Pandora’s box

By Adam Gibbons / March 11, 2021

If someone asked you to describe the last twelve months with only one word, what would it be? Words and phrases like “pandemic”, “lockdown”, and “black lives matter” definitely stand out more than others. However, one word which might not be said as much could describe almost everything that has unfolded over the past twelve […]

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It’s a Sin: Why Public Health Campaigns Need the Arts

By Emma Monaghan / February 28, 2021

Previously chastised by The Sun as excessively explicit, and almost never making it to the screens after being turned down by BBC One and ITV, It’s a Sin is now the most binge-watched programme on Channel 4’s streaming service, All 4. This moving mini-series comprised of 5 episodes was penned by Doctor Who’s previous head-writer […]

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Two years teetotal: why I will probably never drink again

By Adam Gibbons / February 15, 2021

As a country which is arguably the most synonymous with alcohol, an Irishman (or Irishwoman) who admits they are teetotal sounds like it is a cornerstone of modern Irish mythology, if such a thing even exists. It is almost an unwritten law in Ireland to dismiss someone’s intention to not drink, even if they just […]

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Pretend It’s a City: Discovering Fran Lebowitz

By Emma Monaghan / February 12, 2021

For me, when you love movies, Martin Scorsese becomes a household name like Wes Anderson or Spielberg. But until last month, my unenlightened ears had never heard the name Fran Lebowitz before. The woman, the wordsmith, the suit-jacket-and-cufflinks-wearing legendary contrarian. Fran Lebowitz is a New Yorker now in her 70s, and Netflix introduced me to […]

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Exploring the golden age of television

By Sean Barrett / February 4, 2021

The golden age of television is a name presented to a period spanning two decades, from the early 2000s to the present. This article hopes to answer an often-asked question: “Are we still currently living in the golden age of television, or has the sunset finally begun to set on this era of quality television?” […]

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Nuclear Weapons Have Been Finally Outlawed: What Now?

By Sonia / February 2, 2021

A weapon never used or seen before gave birth to a new generation of international warfare and changed the way humans perceive war in the modern era over 7 decades ago. With a surface temperature of 10,800 degrees Fahrenheit (6,000 Celsius), the first nuclear bomb was dropped on Hiroshima over 75 years ago, it wiped […]

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A reaction to Actual Sunlight – a video game about depression

By Adam Gibbons / January 27, 2021

Originally released in 2013 on the PC (later on other platforms, such as the Nintendo Switch), Actual Sunlight has been called one of the deepest insights into mental health and depression in gaming and has become a highly regarded lost gem in the indie gaming genre. It is also a game that a majority of […]

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