UCCSU Spotlight: Entertainment Officer Candidate, Mary O’Connell

By Conor Daly. Final year English and History student Mary O’Connell from Tralee, County Kerry describes herself as a fun person who has always been involved in student life. While you can make what you want of her Leo star sign, Mary is running for Entertainment Officer for the 2022/23 Academic year and looks forward […]

UCCSU Spotlight: Communications and Engagement Officer Candidate, Sinéad Roche

By Orla Leahy Sinéad currently sits on UCC Students’ Union (UCCSU) as Education Officer and is running for the position of Communications & Engagement Officer for the 22/23 academic year. Sinéad’s other experience includes UCCSU Deputy President (21/22), UCCSU College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS) Rep (20/21), Gender Equality Rep on UCCSU, […]

A State of Hypocrisy – the Right to Choose in the State of Texas

With humour and outrage in equal measure, Deputy Features and Opinion Editor John Hunter looks at the recent attack on abortion rights in Texas.   Oh christ, whilst still reeling from the horrific and costly end to the war in Afghanistan, the subsequent overthrowing of the Afghan government by the Taliban and the devastating loss […]

The Radical Filmmaking of Gregg Araki;

Kate O’Riordan provides an overview of the offbeat director’s work which deals with sexual fluidity and gender expression through absurdism   From fever dream-like visuals to hardcore scenes of violence, Gregg Araki’s radical and subversive style of filmaking is undoubtedly distinct. As an independent writer and director who began his career in the late 1980s, […]

The Gender Health Gap

Despite our standard of healthcare constantly evolving and improving, Sarah O’Mahony shines a light on the knowledge deficits suffered by women at the hands of the medical world. Inequality across borders When you think of gender inequality in healthcare, your mind may land on images of women and girls in poorer countries. You see emotive […]

The incel community and the importance of tackling extremism

In light of recent tragic events in Plymouth where a gunman opened fire on innocent people in the name of the incel “community”, Current Affairs Editor Conor Daly looks at the importance of being an active bystander.   The use of quotation marks in the above introduction is merely to highlight the irony of the […]