Picture it: they’re your summer fling. As the days grow longer and the sun stays in the sky, everything seems to be going right. You meet up a few times, talk constantly and slowly you nurture the quiet fire of a crush in your stomach. You would give anything to stay this way, because you are content. Suddenly August is slipping away into September, yet … Continue reading Situationships: a hidden epidemic
Cailean Coffey interviews comedian Stevo Timothy on his recent success and personal struggles. It’s 2pm on a cold Tuesday afternoon. The phone rings, and with it comes the voice of one of Ireland’s most under-valued comics, Steve Timothy. It’s likely you’ve seen his work online, with his online videos garnering millions since he began releasing videos online. Filmed from his car, his videos have touched … Continue reading The Art of Character: An Interview with Farmer Michael
Matthew Moynihan shows how the Coronavirus has infected the mass media and how this live host is incubating dirty journalism. The most resounding media coverage of 2020 to date has been the rapid spread of the novel Coronavirus, more recently named CO-VID19 by the World Health Organisation. The media has been contaminated from the start. Infected by the potential for sensation, greater clicks and increased … Continue reading The Coronavirus and the Media Organism: Infection, Transmission, Sensation
You all asked, and we listened: Eilís Cooney takes us on a trip around UCC’s favourite facilities. Ed note: this piece nor its author is in no way affiliated with the Instagram account @anotherdirtytoilet or its admin. In fact, this has been in my inbox since September, only Eilís provided us with too much information to contain in one article, and we’ve been … Continue reading UCC’S Toilets – Ranked
GTFO: Get Stuck Into Your Year Abroad by Getting the F*ck Out Siri tells me loneliness is a sadness due to lack of company, or being isolated, and while my semester abroad was academically engaging, it was a lonely one, something that seems to be a common thread on the UCC Confessions Twitter. UMaine is in the middle of nowhere and the independence of … Continue reading The Not-So-Lonely Planet
Immediately before I started writing this, I went on to my town’s community Facebook page. It took approximately one minute to find what I was looking for. A discussion filled with comments on how the young people are a “disgrace”, that they’re filled with “the usual excuses”, and how they shouldn’t “wonder why they get a hard time”. Maybe I am slightly biased – … Continue reading We need to talk about Ireland’s attitudes to young people.