The Power Of Uncertainty

Chloe Harte navigates the murky waters of an uncertain life-path, and chooses to find strength in the unpredictable As university students, we occupy a transitional space. No longer are our days symmetrically divided into morning, break, afternoon, lunch, after-lunch timeslots, and yet, we have not reached a completely autonomous stage. Living with parents, or being financially dependent, we cannot pretend that we occupy the societal … Continue reading The Power Of Uncertainty

Meet Danielle McLaughlin, Writer-In-Residence at UCC

Our Feature and Opinions Editor Liz Hession sits down with writer Danielle Mc Laughlin about her work and her newly appointed position as UCC Writer in Residence 2018-19. Each year, UCC’s English Department appoints a Writer in Residence. The role is designed to provide a writer with a unique opportunity to develop their practice in a university environment while giving members of the university community … Continue reading Meet Danielle McLaughlin, Writer-In-Residence at UCC

“Do You Speak English?”

Features Columnist Laura McMahon discusses her experience of learning a foreign language in an Anglophone world. The British Council reckons that English is spoken at a useful level by 1.75 billion people – a staggering 25% of the world’s population. Despite being the hip, universal language of the movers and shakers nowadays, as a native speaker, the English language will be your worst enemy if … Continue reading “Do You Speak English?”

Body Positivity: Flourishing or Floundering?

Sarah Healy discusses body positivity in the media and how current inclusivity efforts are not a one-size-fits-all. The Netflix original show “Insatiable” recently emerged amidst a fanfare of controversy and criticism. Seemingly intended to be a dark satire highlighting beauty standards and body shaming, many believe its weak attempts to promote body positivity were overshadowed by contradictory and tactless messages. It seems the show missed … Continue reading Body Positivity: Flourishing or Floundering?

‘Time’s Up’ on ‘Me Too’

Current Affairs editor Rebecca Stone questions the longevity of Hollywood’s ‘Me Too’ campaign. Everyone remembers the rise of the ‘Me Too’ movement at the start of the year, as well as the accompanying ‘Time’s Up’ protest. Dozens upon dozens upon dozens of A list Hollywood stars and entertainment big shots came out with brave statements on the abuse they had suffered during their careers. Terry … Continue reading ‘Time’s Up’ on ‘Me Too’

The Shape of Water

Del Toro’s latest venture is weird on paper, but a masterpiece in execution, writes Dan Webb The line-up for this year’s Oscar celebrations was incredibly diverse to say the least, however one film that has intrigued me the most is Guillermo Del Toro’s fantasy The Shape Of Water. This film is possibly one of the most bizarre and out there ideas ever to be put … Continue reading The Shape of Water

Scorn in the U.S.A.

Luke Kelly On Sunday the 18th of February at the NBA all-star game, former Black Eyed Pea and constant lady lumps enthusiast, Fergie, gave a performance of the American national anthem that could at best be described as daring, and at worst as a declaration of war on sound. The Twitter-verse was quick to pounce, with comparisons varying from Dory’s attempt at speaking whale in … Continue reading Scorn in the U.S.A.