When it was announced that Ireland was to receive the Pope in late August, once again we were reminded of the reality of the ongoing process of Ireland separating Church and State. For decades, Irish citizens have felt the effects of a constitution being filled with heavy church teachings, values and beliefs given a platform so high that it infringes on the choices of people, … [Read more...] about Is there hope for the Pope?
Should we stop scrolling and start phoning?
Social media has undoubtedly changed the way in which we communicate. Gone are the days of hour-long phone calls after 6 o’clock and screaming at people to get off the internet while manually pressing buttons on a non-portable phone. Even pieces of furniture have become obsolete, with telephone chairs now gathering dust, and a shiny white broadband modem sitting proudly in the … [Read more...] about Should we stop scrolling and start phoning?
Positive discrimination is still discrimination – but what can we do to prevent it?
Early in 2018, tech giant Google faced a number of lawsuits regarding discrimination against, wait for it, white male former employees. Such attempts to diversify their workforce have in fact, led to many lawsuits, including one from Arne Wilberg, who claims that YouTube illegally used quotas to hire more female, as well as more black and Latino engineers. Wilberg claims he was … [Read more...] about Positive discrimination is still discrimination – but what can we do to prevent it?
Clarifications: The morality of deliberate childlessness
Clarifications is a column featuring raw, unapologetic commentary on all things gender. From women’s rights, to dating culture, enjoy as Claire VanValkenburg discusses the topics everyone is afraid to talk about. According to a Pew Research Center study, one in five American women won’t have a child before menopause, a statistic that has doubled since 1970. People with … [Read more...] about Clarifications: The morality of deliberate childlessness
No filter is enough to hide ugly Snapchat update
The Snapchat update version 10.26.0.15 has left outraged users scrambling to find ways to uninstall the update, scratching their head wondering where they can find their own story never mind their friends’. Advertising has also expanded with companies like McDonald’s now using 10 second spaces between your friends’ stories to promote their products. However is social … [Read more...] about No filter is enough to hide ugly Snapchat update