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Mistletoe and wine, consumerism ain’t fine

24th December 2021

Features Columnist Niamh Flanagan emphasises why we need to bin this particular Christmas tradition. We are almost at Christmas day. The festive tension is palpable, Mariah Carey can be heard around every corner you turn, and every other shop window is festooned with red, green and gold. Whether you’re a tree up on the first ...


Shop workers experienced increased abuse from customers during Covid-19 pandemic

26th March 2021

88% of retail workers experience verbal abuse and 60% threatened by customers according to figures from USDAW. Shop workers, a part-time job held by many students to support their studies, have experienced increased abuse on the job during the Covid-19 pandemic according to figures from trade union USDAW (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers). ...


I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it

18th February 2021

Do student discounts create an unhealthy relationship between students and fast fashion? Access to student discount giant UNiDAYS is one of the biggest perks of becoming a student. As a fresher in 2018, I couldn’t comprehend how we were getting such a big discount on pretty much every fashion brand available! Like many other naive, ...