Tartan? Check!

Tartan has always been a go-to trend for Autumn/Winter, and 2018 is no exception. Rhianne Kelly shows us how to incorporate the timeless trend into our transitional wardrobe. The National Museum of Scotland, located at the heart of Edinburgh, houses a stylish navy and red tartan suit jacket complete with a red velvet collar and matching cuffs as the centrepiece of one of its exhibits. … Continue reading Tartan? Check!

Post-Politcal? The Power of the Opinion Line

If there’s anything I’ve learned from studying history at university, it’s that simple fact of academic scholarship that everyone has an opinion for certain reasons, regardless of if the historian, the writer, the journalist, chooses to let us in on those reasons. Who writes the opinions, how are they formed, why are they saying them, why are they saying them now? One of the most … Continue reading Post-Politcal? The Power of the Opinion Line

5 Different Group Chats You’re Probably In

The Family group chat It includes everyone from your grandmother to your second cousin, Rodger from England, who you haven’t seen since your first communion – this group chat is usually headed by the self-important matriarch who now thinks she’s the queen of the social media world because she took a selfie with a Snapchat filter back in 2016 and knows what ‘yolo’ and ‘nvm’ … Continue reading 5 Different Group Chats You’re Probably In

“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