Accompanying Portfolio Report for Kyle Ewald
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.
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Accompanying Portfolio Report for Kyle Ewald
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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.
John-Mark McCafferty, CEO of Threshold, a charity that aims to secure rights to housing, said past rent figures are an indication of how distressing the Irish rental sector is.
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 NUIG SU President has called the actions of students who sell drugs "wrong and unjustified", after a court was told students in Galway are selling drugs to fund college.
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.
Aaron Harper is a final year Multimedia student running for VP Engagement and Development hoping to focus on long-term goals for student engagement as opposed to one-year accomplishments.
The media plays a large role in the negative reputation of sexting has among older generations according to a researcher at the DCU Anti-Bullying Centre. Dr. Mairéad Foody is currently conducting a pilot study involving 500 students aged 15 to 18 on sexting practices and popularity.
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 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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
"We must stop shipping our shame across the Irish Sea," USI president Michael Kerrigan exclaimed as he addressed over a thousand students gathered at the front square of TCD to campaign to repeal the Eighth Amendment.
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.
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".
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.
"...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.
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".
On Thursday, Darren (33) told RTE Radio One Liveline's Joe Duffy that his spina bifida and state of his current wheelchair had prevented him from leaving home, except for three times a week for kidney dialysis. He told of how his dream was to go to the beach in Ballybunion with his family.
Students of the Dublin university gathered outside Shanowen Square Student Residences yesterday to protest the 27pc rise in accommodation fees for the next academic year. Rent at the complex has jumped up to a total cost of €8,695 for the academic year.
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.
This is the first time in the game's history that Ireland had four EuroMillions Plus top prize winners in one night. The €500,000 winning tickets were sold in: Bergin's Foodfair in Clonmel, Co Tipperary Michael O'Brien's Spar Shop in Borrisokane, Co.
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.
The young male Yorkshire terrier was found in a "frozen and traumatised state" by a local man in Derryharrow. The man cut open the bag for fear that the dog would suffocate and immediately contacted the ISPCA. The dog, now named Louis, was brought to a local vet for immediate assessment.
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.
Last week marked the 30th anniversary of when Aidan McAnespie was killed as he walked through a British Army checkpoint in Northern Ireland. The 23-year-old was on his way to a local GAA club when he was shot by a Grenadier Guardsman.
The husband of author Emma Hannigan left a loving tribute to his wife following her death yesterday. He wrote on Emma's Facebook page: "Emma was the epitome of strength, love and generosity, beyond anything I have ever known. She loved her family, loved her friends, and she left a trail of glitter and joy throughout her life...
As Met Eireann's five-day weather warning continues, Ireland can expect more rain, sleet, and even some snow this weekend. According to the national weather service, freezing temperatures are expected to stay over Ulster, but other areas will rise to between 3 and 6 degrees.
The search for the missing man resumed in Salthill at first light by volunteers from Costelloe Bay Coastguard, the Irish Coast Guard helicopter R115 and Galway Bay RNLI. A body was spotted on the seabed in shallow water offshore at approximately 10:15am this morning.
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.
Belfast-based Lenny White organises pop-up shops in nursing homes for those living with Dementia, and most recently brought his service to Swords Nursing Home in Dublin. Mr White told RTE News: "When they come into the room, they feel like they are in the barber shop when they were young.
Following two major roles last year in Dunkirk and the The Killing of a Sacred Deer, the Dublin native spoke of how his mother's early death and his time in multiple foster homes helped inspire him to succeed. Keoghan and his brother spent time in 13 different foster homes following his mother's death when he was 12.
According to Dublin gardaí, the incident occurred at Balcurris Park West at 3.20pm yesterday and involved two men in their forties. One of the men was taken to the Mater Hospital with neck injuries. No arrests have been made in relation to the incident.
Tomorrow will not be a 'normal Monday' according to the National Emergency Coordination Group. Here is all you need to know if you need to leave the house tomorrow. Dublin Bus said it expects to operate a full service tomorrow, following impacted frequency and diversions this weekend due to the adverse weather.
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.
Jordan Campbell, a representative of the DRCC told Independent.ie that over 16,000 donations have been made since Wednesday afternoon. Ms Campbell said the centre received an influx of activity on Twitter following the trial decision, followed by a massive increase in donations.
A woman named Anne told RTE's Liveline that her husband, who has dementia, was hospitalised after he broke his hip and claims she can't bring him home due to the lack of carers. Anne told Joe Duffy that she left her job five years ago to care full-time for her husband, Michael.
An elderly widow has claimed she lost €48,000 after a phone scammer allegedly posed as a member from the fraud department of her bank. A woman named Marie (69) told RTÉ's Liveline that she lost all her savings in the scam. Marie's daughter Ciara told Joe Duffy that her mother had been left distraught.
The fatal accident involved two cars and the 48-year-old woman died at the scene. The second driver, a man in his 40s, was rushed to Tullamore Hospital with serious injuries. Councillor John Moran (FG) said he lives close to the family and he sends his deepest condolences to them at this time.
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.
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.
An elderly couple, who were married for over 65 years, have passed away within hours of each other in Co Kildare. Máire and Gerry Ryan, originally from Clonmel before moving to Newbridge, County Kildare, passed away surrounded by loving staff and nurses at the Curragh Lawn Nursing Home.
Among the two arrested was an 18 year old male learner driver who was pulled over for dangerous driving after travelling at 181km/h on the M9 this morning. The youth is due to appear in Court soon.
The Norwich Bulletin
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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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Ó Ríordáin said while he understands that colleges must follow government drug restrictions and policies, it is the job of Students' Unions to ensure these institutions "have a sympathetic view on people who are caught using whatever substance for whatever reason".
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.
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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This issue of The Hype looks at the Irish music scene and how powerful, yet stylish the Time's Up campaign is.
This issue explores looking after your scalp in cold weather, the rising epidemic of ticket touting and the relationship between students and sunbeds
We review Imagine Dragons at the 3Arena, the movie Shape of Water and discuss the problems of having endometriosis while waiting on diagnosis.
Issue 9 of The Hype looks at Saoirse Ronan in Ladybird, post-rock music genre and gluten-free diets.
Issue 10 of the College View's art and lifestyle supplement.