Love in the Time of Followers

Staff writer Cormac Dineen offers up his take on our complicated relationship with the world of internet dating. A few months ago, I had an interesting conversation with a work colleague during which I pressed him for his opinion on the phenomenon of internet dating. As we talked I saw him slowly and deliberately scroll through Facebook on his phone, pausing at brief intervals to … Continue reading Love in the Time of Followers

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

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

Accommodation Design Tips for Students

Elaír Ní Thuama offers some affordable tips for snazzing up your student accommodation. Student housing, as I’m sure you know, varies wildly, but it tends to have a very… practical feel. It’s not exactly homely. That’s not a great vibe and can be especially weird for Freshers, who may be away from their real home for the first time. To combat that, here are a … Continue reading Accommodation Design Tips for Students

What’s next for “Riverdale”?

The series returns with its second season on October 11 By Aoife Hegarty When “Riverdale” first appeared on our screens in January 2017, it became an instant hit. The series is based on characters from the extremely popular Archie comics. Critics raved about the coming-of-age story/murder mystery and praised the performances of its young cast. Season One focuses on the murder of Jason Blossom and … Continue reading What’s next for “Riverdale”?

Welcome to University!

Student Rep for the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences Amy Poland gives students both new and returning her top tips to make the most of college. First thing’s first: congratulations! You’ve survived the Leaving Cert, made it to University, and finally trudged through orientation – none of which are easy feats, so give yourself a pat on the back. But after that … Continue reading Welcome to University!