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
Motley’s Niamh Browne and Emer Walsh take a look at the transformation of Ireland’s Green Party and explain why it is time to ghost them just like they did their progressive cause. The Green Party has always been a safe option for the liberal voter concerned with the environment and sustainability. One such voter was Motley’s own Niamh Browne who wrote an article advocating for … Continue reading The Romantic Green Party’s Dead and Gone, It Is Now Time That We Moved On
Chloe Harte navigates the murky waters of an uncertain life-path, and chooses to find strength in the unpredictable As university students, we occupy a transitional space. No longer are our days symmetrically divided into morning, break, afternoon, lunch, after-lunch timeslots, and yet, we have not reached a completely autonomous stage. Living with parents, or being financially dependent, we cannot pretend that we occupy the societal … Continue reading The Power Of Uncertainty
Our Feature and Opinions Editor Liz Hession sits down with writer Danielle Mc Laughlin about her work and her newly appointed position as UCC Writer in Residence 2018-19. Each year, UCC’s English Department appoints a Writer in Residence. The role is designed to provide a writer with a unique opportunity to develop their practice in a university environment while giving members of the university community … Continue reading Meet Danielle McLaughlin, Writer-In-Residence at UCC