The prison industrial complex has been shaping criminal justice for decades, writes Lauren Mulvihill – but what are the implications? It’s unusual to hear of anyone trying to break in to prison, and yet something to this effect has been happening since the 1980s. The past few decades have seen a massive increase in the number of prisons being passed from states to private contractors. … Continue reading Breaking In
In the face of rapid climate change, the future may seem bleak – but there is hope, writes Lauren Mulvihill “Long is the way and hard, that out of Hell leads up to light.” – John Milton Time is a tricky concept to wrap your head around. At twenty years of age, I experience time differently to how I did when I was five. Back … Continue reading Paradise Lost?
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
By Aditi Udayabhaskar Christmas is a time for family, friends and lots of love. We often take our cushy, warm homes for granted during the festive season, but seldom do we spare a moment to consider those less fortunate than us – why would we, anyway? After all, the media is so very selective in the content it showcases. We are privy only to a … Continue reading WHAT ABOUT US? THE MEDIA’S FORGOTTEN STORIES
Horror movies are allegories for contemporary society, writes Craig Hourihan – what does this mean for those left out of the script? “Cinema is a matter of what’s in the frame, and what’s out.” – Martin Scorsese Every year, once the leaves start to turn brown, I prepare myself for the onslaught of upcoming horror movies (pun intended). To be quite frank, I adore horror. … Continue reading The Director’s Cut ‘Final Girls’, Representation, and the Horror Genre