The Arts Student and The Intelligence Justification Complex

Motley Staff Writer Niamh Browne talks about the disdain held for the arts, and why students feel the need to justify their choices to everyone who asks. It’s the dreaded question. The question with that tone. The snarky question mark you can just about hear. The “and how are you going to get a job out of that?” question. It’s the marish shadow that follows … Continue reading The Arts Student and The Intelligence Justification Complex

The Not So Lonely Planet Search for sisterhood: The Sometimes-Scary Sorority Life in US Universities

  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

Being OK

By Anonymous It’s the question that always seems rhetorical, the one that doesn’t really tend to have an answer according to society, Ireland and the world’s elephant in the room – yes, it is 2018 and we for some reason feel scepticism to talk about our mental health. The very stigma and socially accepted norm is one which I hope burns to the ground in … Continue reading Being OK

Missguided’s Body Positive Campaign

By Katie Burke New Year, New Me. It has been long established that January is the time for people to break out their fitness clothing and begin some form of diet. Unfortunately, such ideas can have a negative impact through putting pressure on people’s perceptions of themselves. However, one fashion story was a positive light during what can be a difficult time for body positivity … Continue reading Missguided’s Body Positive Campaign

Motley Poetry: Groundhog Days 

By Simon Pindel It’s a tough old resolution – labour. It pierces through the skin Makes an incision in your spine And rectifies the soul   Now seen with leathery hands And foot soles like bark They show how much I’ve aged In the last two months No longer edging the line Between responsibility and apathy But shunning it       Let the soap … Continue reading Motley Poetry: Groundhog Days