Is College Better when living independently

No By Gemma Kent   Let’s start with a bit of conceptual analysis: what does “living independently” really mean? There seems to me only one way to do it properly: you forego the homely sanctuary of the nest once and for all, and venture out into the wilderness determined to claim for yourself the coveted title of […]

Enviously Green

Gemma Kent surveys two of UCC’s core endeavours in the field of sustainability, the “Love Our Library” Campaign and the work of the Environmental Research Institute. In 2010, University College Cork became the first institute of higher-education in the world to be awarded a Green Flag. At the heart of this first milestone in UCC’s […]

Force of Habit

Ruth O Dwyer takes on anxiety I wouldn’t be inclined to label anxiety as a mental illness or medical condition, although it most definitely comes under the realm of mental health. It is more of a tendency that is provoked within us, to react in an anxious way before particular people or in some situations, […]

Cheap and (Not So) Cheerful

High street fashion comes at a high price for the environment, writes Caoimhe Coleman At the beginning of the year I, like many people, set myself some resolutions. One of those was to stop buying ‘fast fashion,’ a concept which I really only became conscious of in the last year or so. Fast fashion puts […]

Welcome (back) to University!

Arts Rep, Amy Poland, follows up on her September survival guide with a few tips and tricks to get you through semester two.   Holidays are officially over and if you’re coming back to (or newly-joining us for) the grind of college work and deadlines this second semester, then this article — where I’ll share […]

Autumn/Winter Trend Report

By Katie Burke Now that our five minutes of Summer is over and we’ve been breezily brought into the chillier months, it’s time to dive into the high street and see what key trends are in store for us this Autumn/Winter. Red Alert Possibly the biggest trend to come from the AW17 runway shows, this […]