A Slice of the Pie

How can we tackle increasing income inequality, asks Charles Daniel Nolan Populism was certainly a buzzword of 2017, and beyond the dystopian hysteria it has been driven by unsettling global trends – front and centre of which has been the rise of income inequality globally. The inaugural World Inequality Report, released before Christmas, highlighted that global income inequality has been rising across the world since … Continue reading A Slice of the Pie

Is Fashion Dead?

Laurie Shelly examines whether fashion has lost its cultural influence in the 21st century In their examination of the Spring/Summer 2018 collections, British Vogue reported that pencil skirts, the “fifties wardrobe staple,” were back, along with “sixties leather” and the “eighties allure” of slip dresses. It was wistfully noted after the Autumn/Winter 2017/18 collections that “every era got a catwalk airing, but the seventies forged … Continue reading Is Fashion Dead?

Putting Dread on the Table

Staff writer Cormac Dineen reflects on the dire implications of one of humanity’s most innate principles: the care of the next generation. It’s unprecedented. The Earth now unwittingly plays host to some post-ape species who have learned how to utilise its resources such that they can hurtle themselves through the air in oddly shaped machines, travelling faster than the speed of sound. Other members of … Continue reading Putting Dread on the Table

Back in the Closet

Why can’t television accurately portray LGBTQ* people and their relationships? Jack Wrixon investigates. Buckle up, ladies and gentlemen; this is going to get intense. In recent years, the number of LGBTQ* storylines on television has gone up, and frankly the timing couldn’t be better. As society began to wake up (and is still waking up), the television industry woke up with it and began to … Continue reading Back in the Closet

Refresh, Refresh, Refresh: The Dangers of the Notification Drug

Our smartphones have become an extension of ourselves, writes Aoife Walsh – and it’s putting our mental health at risk The morning comes. Your alarm is ringing. Before you even get out of bed and open the curtains, your hand roams around for your phone. You eventually find it and turn off your alarm. Check your email. Your lecture is cancelled. Close the Messenger app, … Continue reading Refresh, Refresh, Refresh: The Dangers of the Notification Drug

Spring/Summer ‘18 Trend Report

By Katie Burke Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking The trend has reared its head yet again. Now synonymous with the spring season, as our surroundings begin to bloom again after the cold winter months, florals have been seen on the runways of designers such as Marni and Emilia Wickstead. The key with florals is not to be scared by them. If, like me, you’re not into … Continue reading Spring/Summer ‘18 Trend Report

Rewriting Sexual Assault

Katie Browne O’Neill examines feminism and sexual assault in light of Roxane Gay’s literature on the subject Late 2017 saw a raft of sexual assault allegations against prominent individuals within the entertainment industry, including Kevin Spacey & Harvey Weinstein. Born from this, the #MeToo campaign saw thousands come forward to share their own experiences of rape and sexual assault though social media. Within the last … Continue reading Rewriting Sexual Assault