Jamie moved to Blarney from the city when he was eleven years old. He moved in next door to his cousin, who he called his best friend. He also lived close to his grandparents’ house but at the time he lived with his mother and his mother’s partner. His mother’s partner did not get on well with Jamie, often being violent towards him, which resulted … Continue reading Jamie’s Story
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
Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Molly Kavanagh, questions whether or not the narrative of the “typical college experience” is healthy in relation to our expectations for housing. When I was in my first year of college, I lived in a student accommodation complex managed by UCC. Less than a week after I moved in, a male maintenance worker let himself into my bedroom, completely unannounced, at nine o’clock … Continue reading We Need To Reimagine the College Experience
There are three things certain in life: death, taxes, and opportunistic landlords. From the perspective of a college student, one of the only dampeners on my college experience has been the absolutely dire situation which is college accommodation. As a college student in Cork city, it is as if you have only two options when searching for in-term housing. You (more likely your parents or … Continue reading UCC’s Confession
Mystic Mc’s Magical predictions are back and better than ever, so let’s see what highs, (but mostly lows) are in store for Motley’s readers this month Disclaimer: The author does not intend for any of these horoscopes to be taken seriously or for anyone to follow the advice given in the column. Although the astronomical facts given in the column are real, the astrological conclusions … Continue reading October Horoscopes
Motley’s Niamh Browne speaks to Willie Carey and Henrik Wolterstorff – of O’ Donnell + Tuomey Architects – no strangers to UCC, designing Cavanagh Bridge, the Hub, and the Glucksman. The firm is currently working on major projects such as the V and A museum in London. Carey and Wolterstorff talk about well-being in your house and why student accommodation just doesn’t spark joy. We … Continue reading It’s not just you, your student accommodation is making you miserable