Motley Tries: A Practical Approach to Positivity

New staff writer, Elizabeth Hession, stumbles across an old journal of ‘positivity lists’, which leads her to grapple with the best method of facing each day with a positive attitude. There is something so satisfactory in deciding to be advantageously logical in your pursuits of peaceful thinking. It’s a way of taking the emotional edge away from predicaments. We so often force ourselves to find … Continue reading Motley Tries: A Practical Approach to Positivity

Motley Travels: New York

Start spreadin’ the news – Emer Cronin looks back on a summer spent in the world’s most iconic city. Of course, the first thing we did was get lost on the subway. When we did eventually roll our six tonne suitcases outside the Bowery Grand, the round-eyed excitement that had characterised our expression leaving Shannon that morning had melted to a harrowed grimness. After leaving … Continue reading Motley Travels: New York

Interview: Francis ‘The Viper’ Higgins

Current Affairs Editor HASSAN BAKER interviews Francis ‘The Viper’ Higgins about his reputable news show, ‘The Viper’s Views’ How does one go about interviewing the proud reptilian that is Francis ‘The Viper’ Higgins? With research? Wrong. Research, which extensively included IMDB, had repeatedly told me that The Viper is in fact a fictional character created by satirist Chris Tordoff. When questioned about his inspiration for … Continue reading Interview: Francis ‘The Viper’ Higgins

The Definitve Freshers Week Guide 2016

At the time of going to press, this guide was wholly accurate; it should be noted that it is subject to change and none of the above events may ever, ever, take place. A look into the week’s must-attend events with our very own Features & Opinion Editor Killian Down. Alongside R&G week, Freshers’ Fest is one of two weeks annually emboldened on the UCC … Continue reading The Definitve Freshers Week Guide 2016

The Final Countdown

Leah Driscoll documents the lingering existential dread that has engulfed semester two. The last twenty-something years have been pretty sweet and decision-free. The majority of us have moved seamlessly from primary, to secondary, to third level education with only one or two CAO related bruises along the way. By final year of college, those bruises have long faded. But now, as our three or four-year … Continue reading The Final Countdown