Words: Rosie Howe Embracing solitude for warmth Cold winters bite my lonely soul Which lies susceptible and vulnerable Without a protector or comfort. My nib scratches the surface of silence, Tearing away all society. Am I alone? Guarded by none but a pen for a kukri and ink for venom? Open are the wounds of my words, The wounds of my heart? Stagnant. My … Continue reading The Caged Quill
Coincidence, destiny, or fate – what is the force that guides our lives? By Aoife Walsh. Growing up, my mother always told my sisters and I ‘what’s for you won’t pass you’. Anytime we were faced with the harsh realities of life, she swooped in with a cup of tea and reminded us that if the door didn’t open, then it’s not your door. It’s … Continue reading The Butterfly Effect
Alice O’Brien Why do we want company? Why is it, that when we are distressed, excited or concerned, sometimes the only thing we crave is a friendly face, a caring hand, a lover’s touch? This occurred to me as I sat at 5:47PM in a basement room in my college library. How wild, I know. It actually felt about 12pm, and the lack of natural … Continue reading Have I Got a Friend in Me?
Eli Dolliver meets the Cork-based organisation As we march into February, it’s been over four months since the Cork based organisation, , obtained permission from the High Court to proceed its lawsuit against the Government of Ireland. On what grounds, you might ask? The answer is simple. The Government of Ireland has failed to act against climate change. The Cork based NGO’s legal challenge is … Continue reading Friends of the Irish Environment
Chloe Harte Whether you see it as frugality or stinginess, pinching the pennies can contribute to the sustainability of the planet’s resources. A mutually-beneficial relationship can be established between creativity and a divergence from our ‘throw-away culture’. These are just a few money-saving tips that pertain the two-for-one offer of preventing both financial and artificial waste. Binbags top the list of things that I refuse … Continue reading Selfishly Saving the Planet
Eoghan O’Neill sheds light on the Dark Net I first became aware of the darknet one fateful night after stumbling across a youtube video entitled ‘Red Rooms – Do They Exist?’ The video consisted of a single frame: a suspicious-looking chair, clasps bolted to the arm rests, centered in front of a dank wall streaked in what appeared to be blood. A spooky voice rasped … Continue reading Rumour Has It
Rebecca Stone analyses Hollywood’s child sexualisation problem As I logged onto Twitter a few weeks ago the hashtag #GoldenGlobes was trending, and so I mindlessly clicked it to follow the evening’s fashion moments and the winners. As most are already aware, the Time’s Up movement had taken the red carpet by storm, with most of the celebrities donning black gowns and suits in a fight … Continue reading A Tainted Trade