Editor’s Note

After week of a break, MUT is back with plenty of vibrant content. We want you to make the best out of your return to college; there are plenty of positives about coming back to college. Trying to enjoying the last few weeks of intellectual stimulation and seeing your friends at least could be one of them.

Do I see faint sun-rays peeking through the grey clouds? Maynoothians, we might actually get a summer!! However, with the weather getting warmer, things can get a little frisky. There is nothing wrong with a bit of frisky fun, but you know what’s more important? Consent, consent and once more time consent. Yes means Yes, No means No and a vague answer is not an answer. And most importantly, you need to learn to assertively say no to yourself. If you don’t know how to say no to yourself, you won’t know how to say no to anyone else.

There is no better way to explore what kind of person you are unless you undergo personal growth and development. Going to see a film or listening to new music can do the trick. And if you are still in first year: it’s the season of AGMs, so perhaps now is the chance to get involved in college life for next year. I am sure that there is a club or society that you always wanted to join.

I would also encourage anyone to attend MENding monologues a male – veered version of the Vagina Monologues. It must be socially understood that all develop differently: physically and emotionally. Everyone is entitled to how they wish to express themselves, regardless what gender they are or what they identify with.

With warmest wishes,

Mags,

(Creative Editor)