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
This article has changed its tone and gone through a romance of its own since I first left for the USA in August last year. I started out as a hopeless romantic, but with editing became more cynical about the trials and tribulations of long distance love. Many people leave for their international adventure in love with someone at home. Some return eager … Continue reading Not-So Lonely Planet: Erasmus (Not Always) Orgasmus
Molly Kavanagh looks at the odds of a second term for America’s 45th President, preparing us for the fact that if 2016 has taught us anything, it’s to expect the unexpected. The United States 2020 presidential election is less than one year away. The general consensus one year prior to the 2016 election was that Donald Trump would never be the Republican nominee. … Continue reading Trump’s 2020 chances: a Lie or a Landslide?
Matthew Moynihan evaluates the consequences of the impeachment of President Donald Trump for the Democratic party and the campaign of Joe Biden – are they playing a losing game? On September 24th, amidst a suitably muted and sombre press briefing in Washington D.C. out strode House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to deliver some of the most consequential political rhetoric in modern American history: “The … Continue reading Ain’t that a Peach – have the Democrats made a mistake?
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