Ju’ve any vegan sausage rolls? False Consciousness & the Gregg’s Controversy

German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels are mainly known as authors of the Communist Manifesto. Their ideas have been extremely influential. One such theory that is becoming increasingly relevant is that of false consciousness – the idea that members of the proletariat, which is what Marx coined as working classes, were being misled by institutional systems of power, that being government, their employer, the … Continue reading Ju’ve any vegan sausage rolls? False Consciousness & the Gregg’s Controversy

5 Different Group Chats You’re Probably In

The Family group chat It includes everyone from your grandmother to your second cousin, Rodger from England, who you haven’t seen since your first communion – this group chat is usually headed by the self-important matriarch who now thinks she’s the queen of the social media world because she took a selfie with a Snapchat filter back in 2016 and knows what ‘yolo’ and ‘nvm’ … Continue reading 5 Different Group Chats You’re Probably In

“Chris” Christine and the Queens Album Review

Conor Mulcahy delves into Hélöise Letissier’s second album and shows us how this French songwriter is altering perceptions of gender and perceptions of pop. Liberté, égalité… masculinité? The follow-up to 2014’s Chaleur Humaine, Christine and the Queens’ sophomore studio album sees French singer, songwriter and dancer Hélöise Letissier use traditionally male heroic archetypes (think of a similarly mop-haired Leonardo DiCaprio circa Romeo and Juliet) to … Continue reading “Chris” Christine and the Queens Album Review

Child Abuse: Is Ireland Doing Enough?

UCC’s researchers are leaders in the field of forensic psychology and the issue of child protection. Does this theory influence local policing, or are we simply not doing enough? Content Warning: This article discusses the subject of sexual abuse, including abuse on children. If you are affected by the content of this piece, please get in touch with your Welfare Officer by emailing welfare@uccsu.ie, or … Continue reading Child Abuse: Is Ireland Doing Enough?

Little Shop Of Horrors

Adam Burke recommends a horror that even the most  faint of heart can enjoy this Halloween. With Halloween fast approaching, everybody is searching for a good horror film to watch. But maybe you’re like me and hate being scared senseless. Maybe you’d rather watch something a bit more light-hearted. Perhaps even a musical horror? If you stopped reading at the word “musical”, let me change … Continue reading Little Shop Of Horrors