Halloween is fast approaching and with it comes the inevitable cold gust that lets us all know winter is well on its way. To the vast majority that would signal a time to start layering up and doing our best to stay warm. However, it appears design teams creating women’s Halloween costumes have a very different opinion. It only takes a quick search on … Continue reading Bare Bones: The Lingering Spirit of Sexism in Halloween Costuming
In the second edition of her monthly column about studying abroad in America, Alana Daly Mulligan talks to a member of a sorority to gain an insight into Greek Life. “I just want to know, do you wear cloaks?!” I joke. She chuckles a little and then looks at me; “I can’t disclose any information, literally nothing at all. All I can tell … Continue reading The Not So Lonely Planet Search for sisterhood: The Sometimes-Scary Sorority Life in US Universities
I kneeled on the hardwood floor of my room sobbing, looking at the cold body lying in front of me. She had been split into two halves, her dark-lined repository gutted and open; ready to be embalmed for our next life. Let’s talk about Janice. Janice caught my eye with her bargain price and offensively tacky appearance from the top shelf in Penneys. I wasn’t out of … Continue reading The Not-So Lonely Planet: Janice to Jetlag: Adjusting to the USA
Cillian Lyne details what he sees as the lunacy of the Irexit Freedom Party I’ve always been fascinated with the tormented genius archetype: a detective with powers of perception so grand that even the largest of mysteries seem… elementary. Or, a doctor who treats patients as puzzles, while perhaps his biggest puzzle is the workings of his own mind. A scientist who traded his humanity … Continue reading Eur-joking, right?
I was quite wee when the issue of dual identities first became a part of my life. It happened when I started playing GAA for the first time, aged 9 or 10. I remember worrying about playing football and camogie in the Down league, but my address was Belfast, Co. Antrim. Oh, and there was the whole British/Irish thing too. Any level of dedication I … Continue reading The Star of County Down
Sarah O’Leary looks back on her year in the Netherlands, and posits where her own personal Irishness came into her Dutch picture. “We could have it with a nice mash?” I regret these words as soon as I say them. I’m standing at a vegetable stand on the central canal of Leiden – basically, a miniature Amsterdam. I’m sandwiched between two Dutchies, Jelle and Michel, … Continue reading “We Could Have It With A Nice Mash?”