Health

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Lack Of Vegan Food On Campus

By Nicole Glennon Though there is no data available specific to Ireland, statistics from the UK reveal there has been a 350% increase in veganism in the last decade. Almost half of these vegans are aged 15 – 34 according to the poll which surveyed almost 10,000 people, carried out by Ipsos MORI for the…

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Five Things I Wish I Knew Sooner About The Gym

By Ciara Ferguson If you’re self-conscious about your weight, going to the gym can be one of the most daunting experiences ever. The fear of being judged takes over and makes the whole thought of the gym absolutely terrifying. I went to the gym for the first time today and here are five things my…

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Thirteen Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Watch 13 Reasons Why

By Ciara Maria Hayes 13 Reasons Why is, without a doubt, the biggest TV sensation this year so far. The show, based on the novel by Jay Asher, was made available to stream on Netflix recently and since then it’s been the only thing the Internet can talk about. If you haven’t seen it already,…

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Thirteen Reasons Why You Should Watch 13 Reasons Why

By Caitlin Griffin The new series that recently began streaming on Netflix is adapted from a book and already has raving reviews despite only being aired on March 31st. 1. Enlightening It should be taught in secondary schools around the world as it teaches teenagers a valuable lesson about bullying. Especially in the season finale…

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How To Be Eco-Friendly In College

By Aisling O’Connor Donald Trump may believe that climate change is a conspiracy created by the Chinese, but unfortunately, it is a very real issue. Sources say that we are entering the largest mass extinction since the age of the dinosaurs. Mufasa wasn’t lying in the Lion King when he said that we’re all connected…

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Eight Ways To Practice Self-Care

By Chloe O’Keeffe We’ve all been down every now and again, right? But how do you get out of your funk? Here are eight ways to practice self-care! 1. Go for a walk Walk whatever steam you have off! Get out of your stuffy room, open a window and let some air in. Get out…

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How To Eat Healthy In College

By Eimear Kelly Okay so I’m definitely not the healthiest person since I came to college but, in an attempt to get back on track, I thought I’d share some of my tips and tricks to eating healthier on a budget. Sweet Potato They’re healthier than regular potatoes, quick to cook, delicious, and ideal for…

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Letters to the Eighth Amendment

Last semester, An Focal ran the popular series Letters to the Eighth Amendment. This clause of the Irish Constitution gives equal right to life to both a mother and an unborn child. Read the full letters that featured in the paper below: By Kathleen O’Sullivan Dear Constitution (Con), I hope you don’t mind me calling…

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Ten Budget-Friendly Places To Eat In Limerick

By Ciara Maria Hayes As a student, living cheap is often the best option, even while getting a grant. The majority of your income, no matter what it is, will most likely go towards food and rent. Sometimes constantly cooking and preparing food can be too time-consuming and exhausting however, especially as the semester comes…

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