Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Molly Kavanagh, shares some of the_ ways in which she intends on minding her mental health in Ireland’s current Level 5 COVID-19 restrictions. When I enter into a depressive episode, the only thing I want to do is turn off my phone, close my blinds, get into bed, and sleep the entire day away. When college life is operating as normal, that … Continue reading Minding Your Mental Health in Lockdown: A How-To Guide
In my darkest hour, I put pen to paper. Nothing writes. The pages are compacted with empty and meaningless lines. This emptiness, sadness and disillusionment bites and this is where my head and mind confines. Rain trickles down the window and its cold shadow frond innuendo. The untenanted voices cry but yet sing me a candied lullaby. Who am I calling out … Continue reading My Head
It’s late October. Night draws in earlier and earlier each evening. Trees blaze orange, yellowand red. Roadsides and ditches accumulate piles of fallen leaves. There’s an icy chill in theair, and Halloween is just around the corner. It’s the perfect time for a ghost story:Imagine a young family – a husband, a wife, at least two children – pulling up to their newhome in a … Continue reading “Home is the place we cling to”.
We all love a good story about the underprivileged kid that made it big. The child that grew up poor, worked hard through school, defied all obstacles, got that college scholarship, worked some more, and got their dream job in the big city.
That in a nutshell is called the American dream… Continue reading The Idealisation of the American Dream