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…

With Winter Comes Snowflakes

Sorcha Lanigan documents a mental disorder that can stop anyone in their tracks this season Autumn has left Cork abruptly and slammed the door on the way out. The shudder has sent all the leaves to the ground at once, and walking to college has become synonymous with staggering through a busy ice rink without blades; the ground is wet and slippery, the air damp … Continue reading With Winter Comes Snowflakes

C’est la Vegan

Sorcha Lanigan dispels the myth of the lute playing vegan For some, veganism is a decision made to benefit personal and ethical beliefs, and for others it’s more of a self­congratulatory label that people are quick to roll their eyes at. The old joke: “how do you know if someone is a vegan? Don’t worry, they’ll f**king tell you,” is something a friend says she … Continue reading C’est la Vegan