Album Reviews: Ciaran Lavery, Flat Out and Kim Hayden

Ciaran Lavery, Let Bad In  Review: Carmel Horgan “We go waltzing through the past/ Everything is made to last” Over a year since his previous release, the album Let Bad In, Ciaran Lavery is back with a new track called ‘Everything is made to Last’. His music is commonly described as heart–on-sleeve acoustic pop, and these tones can be heard throughout the song.   After … Continue reading Album Reviews: Ciaran Lavery, Flat Out and Kim Hayden

Literature Review: ‘Alice’ by Christina Henry

Melanie Butler-O’Reilly takes a look at a classic tale with a very modern twist. We live in a world where ‘retellings’ and ‘reimaginings’ of classic tales are being announced almost daily. Take Disney, for example: while I am one of their most loyal supporters, the seemingly endless influx of live action remakes and new slants on an old story have left me a bit jaded … Continue reading Literature Review: ‘Alice’ by Christina Henry

Book Recommendations: Jane Eyre

Review by Ciara Buckley As those hazy summer days end, we are forced to revert our minds back to the mind-set of college. All the while students are seeking slivers of motivation to plough through the oncoming semester whilst battling the balancing game of partying, procrastinating and work. Why not distract yourself from those post-summertime blues by delving into what has been described as one … Continue reading Book Recommendations: Jane Eyre

Shrek: Standing the Test of Time

Dan Webb explores the ongoing legacy of the Dreamworks classic. When talking about movies, one of the most important things to note is how a given film affects its audience: whether it makes them cry, laugh, or jump up and down with joy. Movies can affect viewers differently at different points in their lives, whether they be a child, a teenager or an adult, but … Continue reading Shrek: Standing the Test of Time

Super Mario Bros Deluxe

By Julie Hassett I think everyone has met the Super Mario Bros at some stage. Mario, the loveable Italian plumber has jumped into our lives numerous times over the years since his first appearance in Nintendo’s Mario Bros back in the ‘80s. For many gamers, including myself, Super Mario Bros Deluxe (the 1985 GameBoy version) was one of the first games to get us hooked. … Continue reading Super Mario Bros Deluxe

The Return of Rick and Morty Season 3

By Isobel Creedon Adult Swim – home of not-suitable-for-kids animation Rick and Morty – certainly likes to make its viewers wait. With the last episode of Season 2 airing in 2015, fans of the show were soon learning (or hoping) that patience is a virtue, good things do come to those who wait, and similar adages that make people feel better when they’re not getting … Continue reading The Return of Rick and Morty Season 3

Motley Tries: Quitting Smoking

By Hassan Baker It’s worth noting that this article is written more so to document the struggle one encounters when attempting to quit smoking, rather than as a confessional essay or a success story, as it by no means is one. I started a very different article a few weeks back. One that pinpointed the pros and cons of smoking, and highlighted why I wished to … Continue reading Motley Tries: Quitting Smoking