Caoimhe Gordon investigates the rise of an eco-friendly mindset in the fashion industry
“Everybody’s buying far too many clothes.”
So announced eccentric British fashion designer, Vivienne Westwood in 2013. Urging consumers to opt for quality over quantity, Westwood was not attempting to cajole the general public to scrap together their pennies to purchase …
Caoimhe Gordon reports on the proposed governmental levy of 10 to 15 cent on each takeaway drink
During my youthful musings on the collegiate version of myself, I always pictured myself striding with purpose through the bustling city streets, clutching a takeaway cup of caffeinated fuel to get myself through the day.
Despite the fact that I …
An inside look into “Chapel”; the newest way for Dublin’s youth to find their faith
On a dark Wednesday evening around half seven, a surge of young people swarm through the entrance of St. Mark’s Church, which sits tranquilly opposite the Science Gallery. Clutching shopping bags and waving to familiar faces, these clusters of young …
Caoimhe Gordon speaks to two American students about gun control in their nation.
Another day, another shocking headline, another series of weeping families photographed to convey the sense of shock that has brought another town to a standstill in America. Another fiery statement from Trump, another erupting debate about the availability of guns, …
Last Thursday, a riveting talk by Irish Times Berlin correspondent Derek Scally was attended by interested students and lecturers alike.
On Thursday evening last, a large crowd of students and lecturers alike assembled in an Arts Block lecture theatre to listen to Irish Times Berlin correspondent, Derek Scally, discuss the current and eccentric political happenings in Germany, a much-anticipated event …
Caoimhe Gordon investigates the power of Uber in today’s society after the loss of their licence in London last month
“Patience is a virtue.” The age-old mantra loses its relevance in this era – an era christened that of the “Instant Gratification Economy”. In these modern and technological times, almost anything can be assessed, perused and ordered through a single …
Caoimhe Gordon investigates how the concept of the panopticon can be seen in today’s society in the form of social media.
In the late eighteenth century, an English philosopher by the name of Jeremy Bentham had a brainwave after visiting his sibling in Russia. His brother Samuel, determined to reign over his unskilled workforce, placed himself in the centre of the …
Caoimhe Gordon examines the history and popularity of the humble burrito
Deciding upon a worthy spot for a lunch excursion can often take more time than actually eating lunch. Huddles of comrades congregate at the designated college location that was previously decided upon in the group chat. Everyone is challenged to …
Caoimhe Gordon investigates the aftermath of the British election, which saw no party win a majority.
The aftermath of the British snap election last week brought with it a plethora of memes, each with varying ranges of hilarity, an estimated youth turnout of 69% and of course, a somewhat confounding result that can be characterised by …
As the posters are packed away and twibbons discarded, Caoimhe Gordon speaks to members of past campaigns teams to find out what the election experience is like for those on the inside.
For many students, the days before the Student Union (SU) Elections all merge together into a flurry of delayed starts to lectures due to cheerful speeches, invitations to like Facebook pages of people donning brightly coloured t-shirts and the casual …