Flirting With Femininity: Genderless Fashion and the Male Icons of Rock ‘n Roll

It is no secret that the fashion industry has been gradually reconstructing itself in recent seasons, particularly in terms of the categories of menswear and womenswear. Following countless headlines being dedicated to the question of gender identity, it is only natural that the industry is following suit. With hugely respected designers re-imagining time-honoured traditions related to what men and women should and should not wear, … Continue reading Flirting With Femininity: Genderless Fashion and the Male Icons of Rock ‘n Roll

“Chris” Christine and the Queens Album Review

Conor Mulcahy delves into Hélöise Letissier’s second album and shows us how this French songwriter is altering perceptions of gender and perceptions of pop. Liberté, égalité… masculinité? The follow-up to 2014’s Chaleur Humaine, Christine and the Queens’ sophomore studio album sees French singer, songwriter and dancer Hélöise Letissier use traditionally male heroic archetypes (think of a similarly mop-haired Leonardo DiCaprio circa Romeo and Juliet) to … Continue reading “Chris” Christine and the Queens Album Review

Child Abuse: Is Ireland Doing Enough?

UCC’s researchers are leaders in the field of forensic psychology and the issue of child protection. Does this theory influence local policing, or are we simply not doing enough? Content Warning: This article discusses the subject of sexual abuse, including abuse on children. If you are affected by the content of this piece, please get in touch with your Welfare Officer by emailing welfare@uccsu.ie, or … Continue reading Child Abuse: Is Ireland Doing Enough?

The Pittsburgh Massacre: A Symptom of Trump’s Diseased America

There aren’t many who are familiar with the shooting of Neal S. Rosenblum, a 24-year-old Rabbinical student who died after being shot five times on his way home from evening prayer in 1986. Two years passed without any suspects in his murder until a cellmate of a man called Steven M. Tielsch came forward, revealing that Tielsch had been bragging about killing a Jew. It … Continue reading The Pittsburgh Massacre: A Symptom of Trump’s Diseased America

Clasped Palms for Dislocating Steel

Don’t play with something moderately platonic- If so, we’ll make it somewhat iconic- More so, the cries are primarily catatonic- If so, we’ll drip some purple-trimmed-tonic- Quite so, this room screams chronic-sonic- Tripped toes echo neck-jaw growls of something quite ironic- Quite now, I think I’ll make a pact with something wonderfully entropic, I don’t know, I may have slightly gone off topic. Icky. I … Continue reading Clasped Palms for Dislocating Steel

The Disappearance of Tina Satchwell

Roisin O’Donnell takes a fresh look at the disappearance of Tina Satchwell, who went missing from her home in Youghal, Co. Cork, in March 2017. In March 2017, 45 year-old Tina Satchwell seemed to vanish from her home in Youghal, Co. Cork. She left behind her husband, her two dogs and an air of mystery that had captured the nation. Of course, this disappearance, like … Continue reading The Disappearance of Tina Satchwell