Teenage rape victim tells her story, Mental health care in Irish universities, Nigerian parents and fluent in Irish

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June 2016 was supposed to be a time of excitement, changes, and accomplishments, but in the end, all it became was a muddle of self-hatred, loss, and the world spinning every which way. A teenage rape victim shares her experience of having her pregnancy terminated.

Have Your Say: Mental health issues have become a growing problem among students and academics in recent years. Student Hub contributors describe how mental health services are perceived on campuses around the country. We are also inviting readers to: Have your say on how your college caters for students in need of mental-health services.

Ola Majekodunmi’s fluency in the Irish language started with the delivery of a flyer through the door of her family home. Sheila Wayman reports.

Both sides on the referendum debate have sought desperately to enforce their broad viewpoints whilst ignoring the subtler questions, writes NUI Galway student Zara Lynott.

Martin Hand knew something was wrong as he watched a fellow backpacker stagger down the road in the searing heat of a Queensland summer. Anne Davies on the dark side of Australia’s backpacking industry.

Cove Magazine had its beginnings as my final major project while studying Fashion Business at Istituto Marangoni in London. Gerardine Dempsey describes how a college project took on a life of its own and has now made it onto the shelves.

Hello! My name is Bobbie Hickey. I am 19 years old, 100 per cent Irish and about 95 per cent blind (the doctors say I have a whopping 5 per cent sight).

This is a story from our Rental Clinic that might be of relevance to some renting students: I have been renting a two-bed apartment with my girlfriend for the past six years. The landlord is decent enough and he has put the rent up only once in that time, but he now says that he wants the apartment back so that his son can move in. Do I have any rights at all to stay on? He has given me three months’ notice to leave. Read more here.

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