Necessary Accessory: Fashioning Protective Measures

When we thought that the turbulent, farfetched whirlwind (otherwise known as the first six months of 2020) could not become any more unpredictable, we now find ourselves adapting our wardrobes for the new norms of the world.  Its arrival in 2020 was one borne out of necessity, with the mandating of masks in situations where social distancing is not possible in countries the world over. … Continue reading Necessary Accessory: Fashioning Protective Measures

Wellness on a Budget: Affordable Mental Health Resources in Cork City

UCC Counselling  UCC provides up to six free counseling sessions for students, and you can make an appointment by emailing counselling@ucc.ie. This service is entirely free of charge and conveniently located on UCC’s main campus- the only factors to take into consideration are the fact that the wait times can occasionally be quite long due to high demand, and that UCC counselors are better equipped … Continue reading Wellness on a Budget: Affordable Mental Health Resources in Cork City

UCC’s Confession: My Summer Job 2020*

Motley Magazine presents a new section, a once a month, spill your guts anonymous article called UCC’s Confession – an homage to the much-loved Twitter page. This month, a confessor discusses what it’s like to be a female weed dealer.  In Irish culture, weed has been increasingly normalized through the nonchalance of stoners lighting up on Patrick Street or politicians using it as a ploy … Continue reading UCC’s Confession: My Summer Job 2020*

Dr. Miranda Corcoran – A Distant Dystopian Fiction Becomes a Tangible Chaotic Reality

Early science fiction often imagined apocalyptic scenarios in which, bereft of human inhabitants, the earth continues to flourish. Often in these stories some catastrophe – a nuclear war or a deadly disease – decimates the population, leaving few, if any, survivors behind. Yet, with people vanished from the globe, nature is replenished. The earth is covered in resplendent greenery, animals multiply, water runs clear and … Continue reading Dr. Miranda Corcoran – A Distant Dystopian Fiction Becomes a Tangible Chaotic Reality

Tenet Review: Nolan’s Newest Blockbuster is thrilling but Lacking

Christopher Nolan’s love affair with the concept of time has always managed to seep its way into his work – from the backwards “Memento” through to the non-linear structure of “Dunkirk”. It has never been more evident, however, than in his latest effort – the spy thriller/sci-fi action blockbuster “Tenet”. Starring the likes of John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, and Nolan regular Michael … Continue reading Tenet Review: Nolan’s Newest Blockbuster is thrilling but Lacking

Can History Offer Us the Key to Sustainable Fashion?

Can History Offer Us the Key to Sustainable Fashion? Motley’s Grace Claro examines the nexus of historical fashion practices and the need for their implementation today to tackle the climate emergency. A by-word for overconsumption, pollution and waste, fashion in the 21st century has a lot to answer for. Consumers are overburdened with a tsunami of new season items, each boasting an even more competitive … Continue reading Can History Offer Us the Key to Sustainable Fashion?