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UL Smoking Restrictions – Five Months On

Five months ago, the University of Limerick Student’s Union (ULSU) announced that the university would be implementing a ‘smoke-free’ policy. The policy has since resulted in the designation of several ‘smoke-free’ zones on campus.   ULSU President Jack Shelly stated that the success of the policy is largely dependent on the university community’s adherence to the ‘smoke-free’ zones. “There will …


Five Recipes for Keeping the Cold and Flu Away

By Asterian Zhang The temperature in Limerick has been dropping in recent days and a stream of cold air is occupying the city. Winter is coming, and the cold and flu virus are looking to make a home for themselves in your body. Here are five useful and handy recipes for preventing flu: 1. Sweet Ginger Tea Ingredients: Ginger, Honey …

Darkness into Light Launches UL Committee in Aid of Pieta House

By Jennifer Purcell Darkness into Light (DIL) launched their sub-committee this week in The University of Limerick. The aim of the committee is to get the student body walking from darkness into light in aid of Pieta House on the morning of May 9th. Darkness into Light started in Limerick seven years ago, with 8,000 people taking part in the …

Weight Gain – An Obsession Gone Too Far?

College life isn’t always easy, and trying to balance lectures with socialising, exercising, eating healthily and other commitments can be tough. It seems like in the end that something always gets forgotten, and for me and many other students, it was healthy eating that got the boot. It’s all too easy to throw on a packet of noodles or order …

Insta Fab

Life & Style Editor Michaela Keating spoke to Instagram health and fitness sensation Hazel Wallace AKA The Food Medic to talk all things fitspo! Since the app launched in September 2010, Instagram has become a global success, attracting three hundred million users monthly, with seventy five million users accessing the app on a daily basis. The photo sharing app is a …

My Mental Health – An Inside View Of UL’s Counselling Service

 “My family was falling apart, I felt totally alone, isolated and scared of absolutely everything. It is an achievement for me to be able to sit through a lecture now without having a total panic attack” “If your body was unwell you would go to a doctor, wouldn’t you? So why shouldn’t we do the same for our mind?” Mental health is a big …