Kyle Ewald

News Editor of the College View | Freelance News Reporter for Independent.ie and The Norwich Bulletin | Associate Editor of News Over Audio

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A highly motivated final year Journalism student in DCU who worked as the News Editor and Deputy Editor of the College View and produced content for multiple publications throughout the year.
Interested in current affairs and health.

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The College View

The College View
10/25/2017
Students wait up to six weeks for one on one counselling - The College View

It can take up to six weeks for students to access the one on one counselling services offered by DCU according to Podge Henry, Student Union VP for Welfare and Equality. The Counselling and Personal Development Service fast-tracks students that have more urgent needs and also offers self-help books, online aid and group workshops for students during their waiting period.

The College View
03/07/2018
DCU remains one of few non smoke-free campuses - The College View

Another Irish third-level institution has announced a smoke-free campus, with DCU yet to join a number of other Irish colleges who have banned campus smoking. Several universities including UCD, Trinity, and UL have all begun the process of going tobacco-free, while Westport College, Athlone IT and most recently ITC are completely smoke-free campuses.

The College View
04/04/2018
One DCU student runs for USI position - The College View

Final year Education and Training student Kayla Gaffney is the only DCU student running for a position in the USI elections taking place today. Gaffney is running for the position of VP for the Dublin region, a position that has only been around for a year.

The College View
09/27/2017
Niall Behan SU Spread - The College View

DCU Student Union President Niall Behan hopes to cater to all DCU campuses and students equally during the second year since the amalgamation of the student unions from St. Patrick's College and Mater Dei Institute into one DCUSU.

The College View
11/29/2017
Students' Union budget to be released 11 weeks into semester - The College View

The provisional Budget for the Students' Union will be released today in the third Class Rep Council of the year, in breach of DCUSU constitution. The budget which outlines expenditure for DCU students' union was delayed for release until week eleven due to delays in election of class reps and queries raised by the Office of Student Life.

The College View
11/29/2017
DCU student group petitions for an Opt-In Students' Union - The College View

Two petitions launched by DCU Students For Fair Representation involving SU membership and SU abortion stance have been put forward to the Returning Officer. The Returning Officer is currently in the process of verifying the signatures of both petitions and dates will be organised for referendums if accepted.

The College View
10/11/2017
15,000 march against loans scheme - The College View

"A student loan scheme will mean that the student contribution fee will increase to a minimum of five thousand euro a year," warned USI President Michael Kerrigan when addressing the crowd of protesters in Dublin.

The College View
11/15/2017
Dublin councillor warns of taxi shortage - The College View

Dublin is at risk of entering another taxi shortage due to dramatic increases in insurance premiums over the last three years according to a City Councillor. Fianna Fáil Cllr., Paul McAuliffe, said while raised insurance costs are affecting all drivers, taxi drivers are being "impacted very severely" due to limited competition in the insurance sector and new drivers being unable to afford to enter the market.

The College View
10/04/2017
USI announce demonstration against student loans - The College View

Representatives from The Union of Students in Ireland met outside Leinster House last Monday to announce a national demonstration will be held in Dublin on October 4th. The USI is demanding immediate action by the Government to invest in a publicly-funded higher education and greater grant investment in Budget 2018 and expects to draw over 5,000 students to the demonstration.

The College View
10/23/2017
DCUSU criticised for cultural appropriation on Instagram - The College View

DCUSU was criticised by students Saturday night after an Instagram story on the DCUSU official account showed two VPs dressed in long robes and keffiyeh head scarves. Podge Henry VP for Equality and Welfare has called an Instagram post "lapse in judgement" and a "terrible mistake" after students said it was an example of cultural appropriation.

The College View
10/22/2017
Bill Clinton awarded DCU honorary doctorate - The College View

Bill Clinton warned that Brexit is due to people re-assessing "whether what we have in common is more important than our differences". Clinton said "cooperation is better than conflict or isolation in any environment into which you must be in touch with others," noting that some Brexit voters did not know what they were voting for.

The College View
09/27/2017
Hub construction target completion date moved to March - The College View

The target date for completion of the new Student Hub building has been pushed from February to March, according to DCU SU president Niall Behan. Commencement on the €14 million project began in late June 2016 and was aimed to be finished on February 28th, 2017, but now is estimated to be completed sometime in March.

The College View
11/22/2017
Jake Bugg's live performance proves he's still got it - The College View

Since his self-titled first album that topped the UK charts when he was only 18, Jake Bugg's more recent releases have not received the spectacular reactions of his earlier works. His third album, On My Own, was criticized for Bugg stepping out of his angsty indie rock roots and experimenting with hip-hop beats.

The College View
04/04/2018
Netflix's 'Love' takes a bow after three seasons - The College View

Most real-life love stories don't have the fairytale ending often portrayed in television, which is why it's probably a good thing Netflix's Love has concluded after only three seasons. The first two seasons focused on the struggles of Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) and Gus (Paul Rust) - Mickey's battle with alcoholism and sex addiction and Gus' irritating inability to be anything but the "nice guy".

The College View
03/08/2018
Eleven candidates run for position of Postgraduate Officer under same campaign manager - The...

Engagement and unity were the main themes encompassed in all the speeches delivered by candidates at Tuesday night's Postgraduate Hustings. While four candidates of the eleven were unable to attend due to work commitments, the seven who attended all said they will fully back the elected candidates, emphasizing that all students running have the same goals and intend to work as a team with their peers.

The College View
11/29/2017
Exploring the tough side of Taylor Swift's Reputation - The College View

"...Ready For It?" asks the first track off Taylor Swift's new album Reputation, before diving into an addictive blend of sonic beats and bass. The once country queen turned pop princess has chosen not hide from her self-referenced "big reputation", but rather use it as the motivation for her latest release in which Swift is at her most unapologetic, sexiest, and arguably most mature.

Independent.ie

Independent.ie
04/21/2018
Bertie Ahern walks out of interview after questions about Mahon Tribunal - Independent.ie

Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern walked out of an interview with Germany's international broadcaster after the interviewer questioned him about the Mahon Tribunal. Interviewing the former Taoiseach about the Good Friday Agreement on DW's Conflict Zone, journalist Tim Sebastian changed topic and questioned Mr Ahern on the findings of the Mahon Tribunal, saying; "They said you weren't truthful".

Independent.ie
02/24/2018
Funeral of Black Widow Catherine Nevin has taken place in Dublin - Independent.ie

According to reports, the short religious service was conducted by a priest and attended by a small group of the convicted killer's family, friends, and former prison mates. The funeral took place at Newlands Cross crematorium in west Dublin. The arrangements were kept under wraps all week to prevent media attention, the Irish Daily Star reports.

Independent.ie
02/24/2018
Met Éireann warns red alert could be issued next week as Siberian freeze heads Ireland's way -...

A low temperature warning has been issued for 15 counties as Ireland is expected to be hit with severe frosts and significant wind chill this week. Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal are all expected to experience temperatures of below zero with a low of -3 Celsius expected overnight, according to a Status Yellow advisory issued by Met Eireann this afternoon.

Independent.ie
04/18/2018
A panoramic view of Dublin: First look at Glasnevin's iconic O'Connell Tower open again to public...

The 55-metre round tower was originally built in the 1850s in honour of Daniel O'Connell, known as the Liberator for his work repealing discriminatory laws against Catholics and withdrawing Ireland's union with Britain. Now, after decades of being unreachable, the 360-degree view will offer visitors a panorama from the Mountains of Mourne to Wicklow and Meath to Ireland's Eye.

Independent.ie
02/25/2018
Dublin and Cork to vote on directly-elected mayors - Independent.ie

A report will be brought to the cabinet in the coming weeks which states different options of power that could be given to directly-elected mayors, the Sunday Business Post reports. These potential functions include executive duties equivalent to that of existing city managers.

Independent.ie
04/14/2018
Bank of Ireland issues warning over new 'number spoofing' scam - Independent.ie

A BOI spokesperson told Independent.ie that number spoofing is "quite a common type of fraud" in which "fraudsters deliberately change the telephone number to match that of a legitimate organisation and ask for personal information". According to the spokesperson, number spoofers use a device that can copy any number to make it look like they are calling from a business or location they are not.

Independent.ie
12/03/2017
'Students all over the country are dissatisfied with their Student Unions' - DCU the latest to...

Dublin City University (DCU) students have become the latest to question their Students' Union's stance on abortion. As Ireland prepares for an abortion referendum next year, students across the country are questioning their SU's stance. Earlier this year, the former president of the UCD Students' Union, Katie Ascough, was impeached for removing abortion information from student pamphlets.

Independent.ie
02/24/2018
'It went from a holiday resort to a war zone' - husband of nurse killed in Tunisia terror attack...

The husband of an Irish nurse killed in the Tunisia terror attack has recalled his panicked search for his wife in the chaotic aftermath of the shooting spree which claimed 38 lives. Declan Carty spoke on the Late Late Show last night of his "worst fears" coming to life when he found the body of his wife, Lorna, on the sunbeds outside their resort after the shooting.

The Norwich Bulletin

The Bulletin
Car break-ins continue to plague Colchester residents

COLCHESTER - A serial bandit continues to haunt Colchester neighborhoods, breaking into unlocked cars and stealing items.The latest two thefts occurred this past weekend - about two months after the last break-ins. The periodic break-ins, most of which happen overnight on a Friday or Saturday night, started in mid-July.Sometime between 2:30 a.m.

The Bulletin
Cellphone addiction a growing problem

Two major Apple shareholders say youth phone addiction is a growing problem, and they want the tech company to respond. And a local psychologist agrees that constant phone and social media usage does have an impact on both one's mental health and communication skills.

The Bulletin
New Year's Eve revelers reminded to stay safe

As millions of Americans prepare to celebrate the start of 2018, New Year's Eve venues, car services and state police are reminding the public to celebrate safely. Chris O'Connell, Foxwoods vice president of hotel operations, said he is anticipating over 50,000 patrons to celebrate the new year at Foxwoods and "safety and security are [Foxwoods's] number one priorities for sure."

The Bulletin
Residents urged to prepare for more arctic weather

As winter temperatures continue to drop and forecasts predict another cold spell starting Friday, automobile, heating and plumbing service providers are urging customers to prepare at home and on the roads. Paul Currie of Currie's Plumbing, Heating and Cooling in Bozrah has worked 65 hours since Friday fixing frozen pipes, broken furnaces and frozen oil tanks.

The Bulletin
Red Cross: Blood donations drop at holidays

American Red Cross officials say 14,000 donations are needed every day to stay within the organization's average supply - with the need just as high during the holiday season. Unfortunately, said Red Cross representative Kelly Isenor, the number of blood and platelet donations decrease this time of year due to regular patients missing appointments, busy schedules and travel.

The Bulletin
Good economy expected to spur holiday travel plans

Those taking any combination of planes, trains or automobiles to celebrate the holidays should prepare to share the road and skies with more than 107.3 million Americans, forecasters are saying. According to the AAA, there is a 3.1 percent increase nationwide in travel volume compared to last year that can be attributed to a stronger economy and an increase in consumers' willingness to spend.

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The Irish Times
04/18/2018
Students wait up to six weeks for one on one counselling

The Counselling and Personal Development Service fast-tracks students that have more urgent needs and also offers self-help books, online aid and group workshops for students during their waiting period.

The Irish Times
04/18/2018
Bill Clinton awarded DCU honorary doctorate

Clinton said "cooperation is better than conflict or isolation in any environment into which you must be in touch with others," noting that some Brexit voters did not know what they were voting for. "I'm sorry we can't stay together, we had a disagreement, oh my god I didn't know I was going to lose that customs thing with all these economic benefits.

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