By Alice O’ Donnell You know Easter is approaching when supermarket isles are groaning under a mountain of chocolate eggs. For those who observe Lent, Easter Sunday is the long-awaited day when you can finally eat those forbidden treats you’ve been stashing away for the past 40 days. For those who aren’t religious, Easter marks a day where you can sit with family, relax and … [Read more...] about Opinion: Easter Eggs – are they really that bad for you?
Anti-vax: a global health crisis
By Alice O’Donnell The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced that “vaccine hesitancy” is one of the top 10 threats to human life. Despite more evidence being released every year disproving any long-lasting negative effects of vaccinations, the anti-vaccination (anti-vax) movement seems to be only growing. This was exemplified in the case last month where an … [Read more...] about Anti-vax: a global health crisis
Opinion: Why transport should be cheaper for students
By Alice O’Donnell I’m currently writing this article on the bus home to Cork, my purse significantly lighter than it was this time yesterday. Living away from home invokes a whole barrel of stress, and I believe having to scrape and save your already sparse budget to be able to afford going home shouldn’t be one of them. It’s an unfair reality that so many students have to … [Read more...] about Opinion: Why transport should be cheaper for students
Bamboo toothbrushes – a sustainable future
By Alice O’Donnell It is recommended by dentists and toothpaste companies alike that you change your toothbrush every three to four months. This means that the average person will go through around 240 toothbrushes in their lifetimes. Taking the NUI Galway student body as it is, almost 54,000 toothbrushes will be used and discarded by students this year. If I had to guess … [Read more...] about Bamboo toothbrushes – a sustainable future