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Think safe sex – Think contraception

  By Ciara Corcoran   Condoms Condoms are the only form of contraception that protect against STIs and pregnancy. Besides abstinence, the best way to protect yourself from STIs is by using condoms. Condoms are readily available in most shops, chemists and also from the ULSU Welfare Office and reception. Condoms are 95% effective at protecting against HIV and other …


Paws for Effect…Feline the music…Are you kitten me?

  By Seamus Toomey   While I would usually disregard writing music reviews on the basis that we’re all very individual and music is our own subjective experience, an album has dropped that is so great and so perfect for college students I can’t help myself but tell every second person about it.  That album, my friends, is Meow the …

The new 5-a-day

  By Caryl Faye Yulo   So it’s recently been noted by health experts that the 5-a-day is no longer cutting it. The edited version is still being debated over but the general consensus is that two to three fruits a day with four to five vegetables will do you better. Now, as college students, it seems almost impossible to …

Some tips from UL’s Peer Advisors

    By Derval Cleary, Edmund Gerard Ryan, Carla Heeran & Mairead Long   Hi, my name is Derval Cleary. I’m in my second year at UL where I am studying politics and psychology through the Arts (Joint Honours) course here in UL. I found starting university to be both a daunting and exciting experience. Going into a new environment surrounded by people …

Ode To Stormy Teacup

  By Gearóid McCarthy   On Saturday, September 12th Limerick lost a cultural luminary when the Stormy Teacup closed its doors for the final time. The artisan tea and coffee shop affectionately known as Stormy was quite possibly the nucleus of the city’s alternative scene, located on Foxes Bow in the city centre (next to what was Cellar Door, another …