The unique experience of the Leaving Certificate class of 2020 culminated yesterday morning, 6th September, as they became the first group of students to have received Calculated Grades without having sat State Examinations. The Calculated Grades system worked based on a teacher’s estimate of how a student would perform in the examination. After these grades were determined, this data was sent to the Department of … Continue reading Leaving Cert 2020
Current Affairs Editor Alana Daly Mulligan looks at the political upheaval unfolding in Belarus as a result of Sunday’s election. Tuesday, 11th August, at 5 pm: My mind is anywhere except in the real world, but that’s about to change rapidly. *Ping* I look at my phone and open the message. Them: “Sorry for the pause, Armageddon is going on in my country. The government … Continue reading Not So Quietly and Peacefully: What’s Happening in Belarus
John Hunter places a spotlight on the anti-LGBT policies of the recently re-elected President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, and how these policies are out of step with much of the Polish population. The serge of populist, right-wing politics in countries across much of the world in the past decade has revealed itself as a serious threat to the gains made by many minority groups. One … Continue reading Prejudice in Poland – the LGBTQ+ Community and President Andrzej Duda.
Life After College by Julianne Power The big wide world – it’s a scary place, isn’t it? Especially if you are a real-life grown up, something I regret to say I must soon become. College life seems like the perfect bubble between growing-up and staying forever young – one gains independence, grows as an individual, learns a whole plethora of new things, but still retains … Continue reading Life After College
Photographer: Luka Phelan Stylist: Alex O’Donovan Models: Aoife Corkery, Ryan Flynn, Clare Hurley With thanks to The Raven, Cork Model in cover option: Aoife Corkery Continue reading The Kids Are Alright
As each college year comes to an end, we inevitably reminisce on all we have done since we were landed back in UCC in September. Of our highest highs, and our lowest lows, our greatest achievements and our biggest flops. Although the year seems to pass in just the blink of an eye, a lot can happen in just nine months, especially during … Continue reading What’s next