Illustrates published content during the 2018/2019 academic year and challenges and personal developments I faced as a result.
95% of women in jail are committed for crimes such as shoplifting, failure to pay fines or handling stolen goods.
The College View Copy
Those who have visited DCU within the last two years may be familiar with having their route blocked off by numerous construction vehicles or nearly bumping into a wall of wet paint. There is a universal sigh of relief as DCU's highly anticipated, new state of the art student centre is due to open just in time for the upcoming semester.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a phrase that has been around over 50 years but only now is it taking precedence all over the world. The College View recently reported that Irish businesses are at risk of being outmatched by their European counterparts due to their lack of AI integration. DCU significantly contributes towards the Irish utilisation of AI in its variants natural language processing, machine learning and computer vision.
It's possible to pay anything from €5 to €40 for a t-shirt but the price isn't everything. On a student budget, it's important to know that what you buy won't end up being a false economy. Why buy bargain €10 jeans once a month when a €50 pair would last longer than your course itself?
If you ask anybody that lived through the 70s, they were a dark time fashion-wise. Flared trousers were unmentionable a decade ago but now appear everywhere. Why has the opinion changed? Fashion is different from music in the way that it's not as universally timeless. The most recently overcome fashion trends are always the cringiest.
Since the takeover of Netflix, traditional television ratings have been on a downhill slope. Genre upon genre of tv and film are available in an instant, so why wait to watch something on the box in your sitting room like a caveman? Well, there is one exception to this trend.
Sure, anything with a strong enough storyline distracts and entertains but period dramas offer a glimpse into a completely different world. People can watch knowing that their ancestors lived during that time and connect to a story because they feel a part of themselves in it.
Most original viewers would now fall in the age range of 17-25 whilst Drake and Josh are both 32 years of age. Finding the right mix in a revival such as this one will be difficult as, if it is targeting the original audience, Nickelodeon will no longer be a suitable platform.
In a world where artists seem to constantly compete with each other for the most show stopping concerts, sometimes it's nice to strip it back to the basics. Sunday October 14th saw Tom Odell, closely followed by his drummer, guitarist and bassist, casually walk onto a dark stage in Dublin's Olympia theatre to 1,620 fans.
Holograms have always been associated with the future. Well, it seems we are officially there because they exist and are no longer a distant idea. They have been used for the best part of a decade, since 2012, to resurrect performers.
For the music industry in its current fickle state, five years is a long time for an artist to stay silent, for fear of being forgotten. That is exactly what Andrew Hozier-Byrne from Bray, Co.Wicklow, on the tiny island of Ireland did.
Her Campus Copy
Every year brings fresh ideas and theories about how we should be nourishing our health, both physically and mentally. 2019 is no exception to this and has already given rise multiple trends that give us even more options to be the best version of ourselves.
This may come as a shock to some people but not every member of the population is in love with sports. Some people actually stare at their friends and family in bewilderment as they scream at the television.
Throughout the fashion industry every day we see more of a concept known as 'fast fashion'. High street favourites such as 'H&M', 'Zara', 'Pull&Bear', 'Bershka', 'River Island' and 'Penney's' are all fan favourites because of how quickly they transfer the latest catwalk fashion into their stores for an affordable price.
The world today compared to 1944, when Frank Loesser's 'Baby it's Cold Outside was penned, has changed massively. Our grandparents say things like 'gay','f*ggot', 'black' and 'half -caste' without batting an eyelid but are shocked at our raunchy music videos and our outfits they would consider lingerie.
There was once a time when only women with a specific skin tone could get a matching foundation and god forbid a man even went into a makeup shop. If you didn't conform to a very limited set of beauty standards you could forget about a high sense of self-esteem.
Playing with sparkly lip gloss was part of most childhoods. Today's generation are taking it to the next level by swapping dress-up for the real thing. In recent years, makeup has grown significantly as an artform. The internet has made catwalk-quality looks more accessible through online tutorials.
Developments on O'Connell Street's new Clerys Quarter will begin within the first 3 months of 2019. The Clerys Quarter will include restoration of the original facade, 'The Tea Rooms' restaurant, internal staircases as well as the famous "Clearys Clock" The department store, which was a focal point of O'Connell street for 162 years, closed its doors in 2015 with the loss of 460 jobs.
Cork Institute of Technology and IT Tralee will apply to become Munster's first technological university within coming weeks. The university would be the nation's second technological university. Dublin Institute of Technology, IT Tallaght and IT Blanchardstown merged to create Technological University Dublin last month. 'I think it's going to be incredibly positive for the region.
This year's Leaving Cert students will find out if they got a college offer four days earlier than previous years. Central Applications Office (CAO) offers will now be released 48 hours after students receive their Leaving Cert exam results.
After months of procrastinating and pretending the Leaving Cert exams are a very distant problem, the Mocks are wrapping up and the Orals are only a month away. It's time to kick into action but depending on their Mock results, some students might be feeling less than optimistic about what lies ahead.
There is no denying that teenagers are pressured to decide their futures at a very young age. It is very easy for people to fall into the trap of choosing a course that everybody else is doing even though they are not really suited to it because they are unsure.
Imagine a situation where the use of your image is completely out of your control. Deep fakes are fake video or audio recordings that allow this to happen. The concept of such software, which allows the editing of media has been around for decades, but it's not until lately that the technology is available to anyone and has gotten to a standard where the results are believable.
This is an opinion of a young person and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of SpunOut.ie. It is one person's experience and may be different for you. If you'd like to write something for SpunOut.ie please contact [email protected] When people think of Ireland there is one stereotype that, without fail, is brought up.
The East's only beach listed in Ireland's Top 10 Beaches could be at risk if Irish Water plans go ahead. Portmarnock Beach in North Dublin was given the 10th spot in TripAdvisor's 'Top 10 Irish Beaches 2019'. It was the only beach in Ireland's Eastern region to make the cut.
VIDEO The aim of the documentary 'Troubled Water' was to give people in more rural areas of America a voice, according to reporter Amy Molloy. The online editor with Independent.ie who worked with News21 on the investigative piece about the quality of drinking water in the United States, opened the final day of the...
The more people that die, the less the world cares, according to speakers at the Cleraun Media Conference. 'Reporting the victims' was the second panel of the Dublin Cleraun media conference's final day. Award-winning documentary filmmaker and human rights defender, Ronan Tynan, and visual journalist focusing on worldwide migration, conflict and humanitarian crises, Sara Creta...
We have all heard the saying "Ab's are made in the kitchen" yes this may be true, however, nobody seemed to tell us how being healthy in college can turn out to be an expensive habit, if you are not prepared. Lifestyle Editor Lorna gives us her tips.
A housing charity is moving elderly residents out of a housing complex deemed not fit for purpose and moving 18 students in, charging them over three times the rent the previous residents were paying. Nine single residents have been moved out of their flats in the James McSweeney House in Phibsborough, built in 1984, and were replaced by 18 students.
Up to €115,000 in funding for Irish Rail to provide additional security over the Christmas period has been allocated by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. In the allocation, €100,000 will go towards additional security for passengers, staff and property.
Game of Thrones returns in April for its final season. The show is considered one of the most well-written pieces of fiction in history. This is partly due to its grand character arcs occurring across hours of screen time. Game of Thrones employs techniques ranging from the Aristotelian Tragic Hero to ancient hero myths.
"She was wearing a thong with a lace front." Throughout history, choice of clothing has been wrongfully mistaken for consent. Throughout history, women have been told what they can and cannot wear. Young girls become accustomed to an ideal image, a role model, a model of a certain size.
Although his name sits only at 49th place on BoxOfficeMojo's list of the highest-grossing actors (the price of never starring in a superhero or sci-fi blockbuster, one reckons), there are few movie stars that have captured a personal brand and unique style of project like the inimitable Adam Sandler.
The mission statement of The Washington Post, the newspaper that broke Watergate, is 'Democracy dies in darkness'. The slogan lies in its masthead, right underneath the title. It first appeared in 2017 and references the paper's legendary coverage which had tidal repercussions; not just Watergate, but the Pentagon Papers and now, Donald Trump.
I was on the illustrations team for Her Campus' first annual magazine. For this article I drew three illustrations and the editor chose her two favourites, one as a border and one as part of the title.
I was on the illustrations team for Her Campus' first annual magazine. For this article I drew three illustrations and the editor chose her favourite.
RTÉ Investigates journalist Aoife Hegarty presented a special talk at Dublin's Cleraun Media Conference on Saturday about her work investigating baby deaths at Midland Regional Portlaoise. Following the Kevin Reynolds affair, RTÉ's investigations unit was suspended as a result of a defamation case. In 2012, says Hegarty, however, the team was re-formed Of late, the...
The 17th Cleraun Media Conference opened with a bang today with a documentary masterclass showing 'A Mother Brings Her Son To Be Shot'. The harrowing documentary delves into the story of a mother who was forced by the IRA to give up her son to be shot.
Declan Walsh and Ruadhan Mac Cormaic New York Times journalist Declan Walsh joined the panel with Irish Times foreign correspondent Ruadhan Mac Cormaic on 'Dangerous work if you can get it' at the Cleraun Media Conference on Sunday 18th of November. Declan Walsh is the Cairo Bureau chief of the New York...
Catherine Devine and Rosanna Cooney Catherine Devine who is a journalist at the Irish Independent and social media and digital journalist Rosanna Cooney joined the panel on 'Evolving Formats' at the Cleraun Media Conference on Sunday the 18th of November. Catherine talked of her project called 'Hate in America' where she and other journalists travelled...
Christine Bohan and Fionnan Sheahan Christine Bohan who is deputy editor of the Journal.ie and Fionnan Sheahan the editor of the Irish Independent joined the panel on 'The Challenge for Editors' at the Cleraun Media Conference on the 18th of November. Christine gave tips on what to do and what not to do.
Anne-Marie Tomchak and Lisa Pereira UK editor of Mashable Anne-Marie Tomchak and RTE's studio and web producer Lisa Pereira joined the panel called 'Quality content: Key to future growth' at the Cleraun Media Conference in the IFSC in Dublin on the 17th of November. Anne-Marie gave a lot of advice...
Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xX9z3Nk67NY Carlo Bonini Carlo Bonini who is a writer at the Italian National Daily and also a film maker was not able to attend the Cleraun Media Conference on Saturday the 17th of November as he was on the Mexican border. He made a documentary called 'Daphne' which is about the assassination of Maltese...
John Sweeney British investigative journalist and author John Sweeney joined the panel for the third documentary master class at the Cleraun Media Conference on Saturday the 17th of October. He showed his documentary 'Taking on Putin' where he went to Russia to investigate the power of Putin and talk to people who oppose Putin and...
Published to PWN Dublin members on their private Linkedin group. See accompanying file with email proof of publication.
Published to PWN Dublin members on their private Linkedin group. See accompanying file with email proof of publication.
Two articles were to PWN Dublin members on their private Linkedin group (examiners would not be able to view). This pdf file acts as proof of publication as it shows email sent to members with links to these articles. Article pdfs attached in PR division
When I started with PWN Dublin, they had no Instagram so I set one up for them.
This is a questionnaire I created that was given to members that attended one of PWN Dublin's events