The Fight For Resilience

Writes Ciaran Dineen – Editor In Chief I couldn’t help but be struck by the dulcet tones of French President, Emmanuel Macron earlier this week, but the message he had for France and for the world was far from sweet. “We are at war” claimed Macron, who has imposed similar lockdown practices in his country…

INTERVIEW WITH NUI 2020 SEANAD CANDITATE MICHELLE HEALY

Writes Maeve O’Sullivan, Deputy News Editor   Deputy News Editor Maeve O’Sullivan recently spoke to Michelle Healy, an independent candidate in the upcoming NUI 2020 Seanad elections. Ms Healy comes from Bishopstown, Cork and is a graduate of UCC. Firstly, why is it you are running for this position? I am a humanitarian, through and…

Úna-Minh Kavannagh: Aoí Fé Agallamh

Writes Hugh O’Reilly Fitzgerald – Irish Editor Iriseóir agus guth láidir i saol na Gaoluinne ar líne is ea Úna-Minh Kavanagh. Rugadh in Hanoi, Vítneam í i 1991 ach is cinnte gur Ciarraíoch í tríd tríd. Uchtaíodh í agus í sé seachtain d’aois agus thug a máthair singil cróga abhaile í go Trá Lí, an…

Erasmus and the European Identity

“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than in miles”- Tim Cahill Before leaving for Erasmus I had this crazy irrational fear that I would make no friends. Zero. Absolutely nada. I had it all planned out in my head as well. I’d arrive and politely converse with people during forced socialising at orientation…

The Facts About Fats

By Katie Kelly – Food and Health Editor Do fats make us fat? What are “bad” fats? And are there really such things as “good” fats? With so much confusion and fearmongering surrounding this nutrient, it can be hard to know what to believe. To simplify things, fat is a macronutrient which our bodies need…

The Perks of Perth

By Aoife Gleeson   Ah Australia, the ‘Land Down Under’. Home of The Great Barrier Reef, the Gold Coast, Sydney, Blue Mountains, Hamilton Island…the list goes on. However, who first thought of the West Coast when I mentioned ‘Australia’? Aha, caught you there didn’t I! The humble region that is Western Australia is often overlooked…

The Art of Appreciating Art

By Elisha Carey   “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” -Thomas Merton   Recently I’ve found myself standing in front of some of the world’s most famous paintings. I’m currently on Erasmus in the Netherlands, which is home to some of the greatest paintings ever painted. Here you’ve…