PORN: Ireland’s Answer to Sex Ed

Emily Horgan It seems that we cannot socially approve a new piece of technology these days without confirming it can be used to watch pornography.   Advances in virtual reality, high speed internet and AI are enriching our sexual experiences and broadening our sexual horizons. But in Ireland, when our sexual education is what can only be described as severely lacking, it seems that pornography … Continue reading PORN: Ireland’s Answer to Sex Ed

OPINION: A Clear Eye for Education

  Amid all the stress of career fairs and personal statements, Laura McGrath issues a reminder of education’s true purpose. My formal educational experience began somewhat in-extraordinarily and quite like anyone else’s in this country of ours; I entered junior infants at the age of about five. As a naïve, keen infant, I stepped through the doors of an ordinary, archetypal primary school, ready to … Continue reading OPINION: A Clear Eye for Education

UCD200: Reaction

Words: Amy O’ Callaghan If someone ever tries to claim that lad culture isn’t very prominent, please point them in the general direction of any college campus because sometimes, once in a while, an event can occur that firmly reinstates the fact that the #lads are still thriving within day-to-day society. One such event occurred just last week, when University College Dublin’s student newspaper, The … Continue reading UCD200: Reaction

OPINION: Size Shouldn’t Always Matter

With Mattel introducing their new ‘Curvy Barbie’, Claire Fox asks whether political correctness has caused us to take ‘Size Matters’ a little too seriously, especially in something as simple as a doll. Size Matters. Dress size, breast size, penis size, diamond size, the list is endless. Our world is so concerned with this four letter word that it has now invaded something as simple as … Continue reading OPINION: Size Shouldn’t Always Matter

Long time yikker, first time yakker…

Following recent UCC-themed “ups and downs” on social media, Sorcha Lanigan considers the pros and cons of anonymous social media apps. Oscar Wilde once said “Give a man a mask and he will tell you the truth.” Such a truism can be applied to today’s online anonymous apps and websites such as Yik Yak and Askfm. The benefits of being masked are twofold. The advantage … Continue reading Long time yikker, first time yakker…

Inside the Student Hub

Colm Cahalane documents exciting and promising developments with UCC’s newest building. In previous articles for Motley Magazine, I’ve spoken about a lack of resources available to students for access to creative spaces and in access to IT services. With the construction of the new Student Hub, UCC hopes to be able to resolve a few of these problems, and it seems rather promising. The Student … Continue reading Inside the Student Hub