Ring A Ding Ding

Éamonn Grennan interviews psychiatry professor Stephen Stansfeld about noise pollution, and what the future holds for health in loud metropolises As eco-friendly as third level students have become over the last generation, it remains that noise pollution (or alternatively, ‘noise annoyance’ in some corners) is something that will permeate for all the Freshers, Refreshers and R&G Weeks to come. The recent upgrading of noise disturbances … Continue reading Ring A Ding Ding

Are You Not Entertained?

The line between sport and safety is wearing thin, writes Eamonn Grennan. Player: Your Responsibility If you have symptoms of a suspected concussion you must STOP playing and INFORM medical and/or coaching staff immediately. Be honest with yourself and those looking after you. If you have symptoms of a suspected concussion sustained while playing rugby or another sport, you MUST NOT play rugby until you … Continue reading Are You Not Entertained?

NeoNoir: The Blade Runner 2049 Review

 By Éamonn Grennan There’s a scene just after the violent beginning to the long-awaited and much-feted sequel to Ridley Scott’s seminal masterpiece of science fiction, where Ryan Gosling’s protagonist is flying back to the futuristic LAPD base. The camera magnifies on the high-tech spinner (flying car, essentially) hovering seamlessly across 2049’s main city in the plot. Gigantic metallic swells of skyscrapers, deep chasms of seemingly … Continue reading NeoNoir: The Blade Runner 2049 Review

Should We Know It’s Christmas Time?

Should We Know It’s Christmas Time? Éamonn Grennan and Gemma Kent debate on whether Christmas countdowns are starting too early. Yes Éamonn Grennan A mood killer, a commercial ploy, an premature heralding of what should be a time of family, friends, reunions, goodwill and relaxation – these are all things I’d associate with Christmas starting as soon as November 1st comes around, and all we … Continue reading Should We Know It’s Christmas Time?

SuperGraduates

Éamonn Grennan talks with psychology lecturer Dr. Conor Linehan about gearing up UCC’s new students for evolving working environments Like so many banking branches or donut shop outlets tussling for your attention on these city streets, third-level institutes show their courses in a way that makes them seem more competitive, useful, better. Whether you’re an undergrad, postgrad or non-student, you’ll likely be able to recall … Continue reading SuperGraduates

Is Facebook Dying?

YES  Éamonn Grennan When I get a notification from Facebook informing me that a distant acquaintance has uploaded a new photo, the smack of desperation mixes with the dry asides I shared with my friends – that the once-pioneer of social media has started truly throwing virtual brown matter at a wall, and hoping some sticks to keep it as relevant as it was as recently … Continue reading Is Facebook Dying?