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Internet outrage or Genuine displeasure? A look into the Gal Gadot Imagine cover controversy

The Coronavirus pandemic has knocked society off its feet however during this lock-down we have all witnessed the power of song and how a group of strangers can come together to sing or clap as a human collective. However not every attempt at creating and spreading a positive message appears …

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The Superhero Series: The Unseen Event

2020 has been a surprising year with many effected by Covid 19 and with everyone focused on the more negative events taking place it can become all too common for the colour and light of the world to be consumed by the darkness. Since 2017 an event has been taking …

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Tyrone Tadpoles are a social media hit!

“Many people across social media have worried about the “plague-like” nature of all these frogs, and some are worried about their release disrupting the local eco-system where I live.”

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Battling Boredom: A Lock-down story

Lock-down has proven to be a difficult time for many people, with the extended isolation and boredom taking a toll on people’s minds. However, there still appears to be light at the end of tunnel as some people are fighting back against boredom and isolation by finding new activities to …

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Student Mental Health in the time of COVID-19

2020 began as any other, but soon into the year, the lives of every person worldwide came to a crashing halt, changing life as we all knew it. When Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the U.K lockdown on March 23rd, nobody could’ve imagined what life in a bubble would be …

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‘Four Female Painters’ exhibition in Belfast

Mobile Journalism by Jordan Doherty Back in March 2020, QSS Art studios in East Belfast held an exhibition entitled Four Female Painters. The exhibition included the works of four Northern Irish artists: Amy Higgins, Sonia Wynn, Alana Barton and Rachel Lawell. Each artists focused on the representation of female figures …

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Child Protection Issues Central Concern For Online Educators

By Aaron Strain As teachers continue to adapt to the virtual classroom environment, issues concerning child protection have come to the fore in light of security concerns surrounding the Zoom conferencing platform. Caoimhín Ó Daimhín, a primary school teacher in West Belfast, explains how Education Authorities in the North have …

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The Disability Gap still exists

[Cover image is composition of illustrations from Freepik.com] According to the Equality Act of 2010, “a person is said to be disabled if they have a physical or mental impairment that is long-term and has a substantial negative impact on his ability to carry out his normal daily tasks.” (By …

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Council Flight Spend Scrutinised

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council have spent over £53,500 on 152 flights flying councillors and staff around the world between May 2017 and May 2019. Council  Spend  Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council £53,669.46 Mid and East Antrim Borough Council £27,517.19 Derry and Strabane District Council £24,564.51  Antrim and Newtownabbey  £15,744.59 …

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West Belfast community group use drama to combat loneliness

Social isolation is a problem that effects nearly two thirds of the population in Northern Ireland. The Andersonstown Community Theatre, an intergenerational arts project, are hoping that by bringing young and old together they can combat loneliness. The Theatre performed Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa as part of Féile an …