An Ode to (Good) Sports Writing

Killian Down What’s something everyone around you knows you’re obsessed with and why? Someone once described Mancunian band Elbow’s album, The Take Off and Landing of Everything, as an epic of the everyday, a romance of the real. It was an allusion to lyrics which draw on reserves of emotion usually saved for grand romance, but spill out in Guy Garvey’s gentle drawl and find … Continue reading An Ode to (Good) Sports Writing

Should We Revisit the Media Landmarks of our Childhood

Words: Gemma Kent There are plenty of reasons to re-watch, reread, or generally re-experience something we already have, but the big one has always been the fact that we loved (or distinctly hated) it as a kid. What’s not to love about venturing back into the world of the VHS tape, the Nintendo Wii, or that Christmas classic you loved growing up? A lot, if … Continue reading Should We Revisit the Media Landmarks of our Childhood

Au pairing: not all it’s cracked up to be!

Ruth O’Dwyer sets out some of the key things to take into consideration before deciding to work as an au pair. Have you ever considered working as an au pair for the summer in order to improve your fluency in a particular language, or maybe just to gain some experience living in a foreign country? Well, before you start making any set-in-stone plans, I highly … Continue reading Au pairing: not all it’s cracked up to be!

Sustainable Living in the Pacific coast of Mexico

Working with local conservationists offers an invaluable form of education, writes Sarah Corcoran Set between the Pacific ocean and the Oaxacan jungle in Mexico lives a local community who have dedicated their lives to protecting and conserving local wildlife. I had the privilege of living and working alongside these people in the summer of 2017. I had applied for a Mexico Explorer award with EIL … Continue reading Sustainable Living in the Pacific coast of Mexico

Love in the Time of Followers

Staff writer Cormac Dineen offers up his take on our complicated relationship with the world of internet dating. A few months ago, I had an interesting conversation with a work colleague during which I pressed him for his opinion on the phenomenon of internet dating. As we talked I saw him slowly and deliberately scroll through Facebook on his phone, pausing at brief intervals to … Continue reading Love in the Time of Followers