RAG Week: The Musical

Words: Kyle Malone This month, UCC celebrates RAG Week, a term which literally is defined in the Oxford Dictionary as: “An act of ragging; an extensive display of noisy disorderly conduct, carried on in defiance of authority or discipline.” Though most students will look forward to RAG Week as a time to relax and unwind with friends, others are busy at work, as UCC is … Continue reading RAG Week: The Musical

We Don’t Need Feminism

Leah Driscoll adds feminism to the list of unwanted things to leave behind with all your other regrets in 2015. Third wave feminism has ebbed and flowed since the nineties, but in the past year or two the wave has been more like a tsunami. We’re pretty much drowning in calls for equality, seeing as everyone from Malala to Miley is a feminist these days. … Continue reading We Don’t Need Feminism

Letter to the Editor | Gender Neutral Bathrooms in UCC

Dear Editor, Recently it came to my attention that UCC, my own university, has started introducing gender-neutral bathrooms on campus. Now I consider myself a very modern man, at one time in my life I frequented Chambers. I then discovered that it wasn’t actually an Ally McBeal themed bar and never went there again. Unisex bathrooms were the one thing which greatly upset me about … Continue reading Letter to the Editor | Gender Neutral Bathrooms in UCC

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Cups

Leah Driscoll discusses what could be the biggest first world problem of this season. Is it minimalist? Is it political correctness? Is it a war waged against Christians? No, this year’s festive Starbucks coffee cup design is none of these things. It is just lazy. Certain traditions in the run up to Christmas are treasured by anyone in possession of the faintest hint of festive … Continue reading How the Grinch Stole Christmas Cups

Food for Thought

Report: Kyle Malone As the echoes of Fresher’s Week celebrations slowly fade away for yet another year, students around UCC are now looking towards their budget and especially towards the cost of food on campus. The biggest debate revolves around the New Bar, whose dinner prices have increased this term. This reporter went down to the Amphitheatre to hear what students had to say. “How … Continue reading Food for Thought