SuperGraduates

Éamonn Grennan talks with psychology lecturer Dr. Conor Linehan about gearing up UCC’s new students for evolving working environments Like so many banking branches or donut shop outlets tussling for your attention on these city streets, third-level institutes show their courses in a way that makes them seem more competitive, useful, better. Whether you’re an undergrad, postgrad or non-student, you’ll likely be able to recall … Continue reading SuperGraduates

Is Facebook Dying?

YES  Éamonn Grennan When I get a notification from Facebook informing me that a distant acquaintance has uploaded a new photo, the smack of desperation mixes with the dry asides I shared with my friends – that the once-pioneer of social media has started truly throwing virtual brown matter at a wall, and hoping some sticks to keep it as relevant as it was as recently … Continue reading Is Facebook Dying?

Toil and Trouble: A History of the Witch

Eli Dolliver investigates one of the most powerful myths in human history, and its enduring consequences. With the leaves tumbling down and Halloween right around the corner, there’s one thing on our minds: the supernatural. Ghosties, goblins, ghouls, and witches. Witchcraft has been popularised in mainstream media: Hocus Pocus, Harry Potter, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and Charmed. But the history of witchcraft is much darker. … Continue reading Toil and Trouble: A History of the Witch

Track Review: “Caught in the Wind” by the Stereophonics

“Believing you can fly/Celebrate everything” By Aoife Hegarty Stereophonics are returning in what is their 20th year with their 10th studio album, “Scream Above the Sounds”. The first track on the album is called “Caught in the Wind”, perhaps a treat for long-time fans due to its familiar pace and the distinctive ‘phonics rhythm.  There is a sort of cheesiness that comes hand in hand … Continue reading Track Review: “Caught in the Wind” by the Stereophonics

Diversity in Contemporary Fashion

As the fashion industry gradually embraces diversity, Fifi Coughlan examines what still needs to be done In the October issue of Vogue, actress/singer/model Zoe Kravitz takes centre stage on the cover with her sultry pout and grungy aesthetic as “This year’s renegade star.” Kravitz’s appearance on British Vogue marks one of few magazine covers fronted by a person of colour. As I flick to the … Continue reading Diversity in Contemporary Fashion

Book Review: Submarine

Joe Dunthorne’s novel is an hilarious read with plenty of heart, writes Eli Dolliver Submarine, by Joe Dunthorne, is the funniest book I have ever read. I want everyone to read it – even people I don’t like, even people who don’t deserve it. It’s the only book that’s ever made me laugh as hard as television. The events of Submarine revolve around the universe … Continue reading Book Review: Submarine

The Middle Ground

By Jordan Norris I think that many of us nowadays search for personal happiness in other people. Being in a great relationship and finding the middle ground between complete over-dependence and entire self-absorption and absence can be an arduous task. It’s essentially a balancing act – trying to practice and acknowledge the areas that can leave you hanging onto everybody else’s opinion, or becoming stoic … Continue reading The Middle Ground