Fiction: Rhapsody in Boole

Crushed brown beans and whistling hot steam, squashed mango pierced with a straw. The saccharine paste, dripping, at the back of my mouth. The solitary, synthetic caffeine surge. That shivering warmth inside of me. The September breeze. Shop windows and heavy eyes. The cries of the Examiner Startling the models, dummy struck, inside of their…

High times for harm reduction

13.8% of adults aged between 15 and 34 in Ireland have consumed cannabis in the last year. A figure that has increased from 10% in 2011. A larger amount of students are now using drugs, and yet very little is done at a governmental level to reduce the risks associated with substance use. Irish drug…

UCC students support rail strike

Today marks the second day of industrial action by Irish Rail over pay rise claims. From 9am onwards, a group of Irish Rail workers affiliated with SIPTU and NBRU [National Bus and Rail Union] gathered in front of Cork’s Kent Station as part of a nationwide strike. Speaking to the UCC Express, a spokesperson from…

Express Course: Dracula

This issue, being the last one before Halloween, I thought it would be appropriate to talk about Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Written in 1898 by an Irishman, Dracula is the classic Gothic horror story. Dracula is important for being a novel that has truly established the foundations of a new, popular genre: vampire fiction. Every vampire…

UCD SU President Katie Ascough Impeached

After two days of voting, in what had become a highly anticipated referendum, UCD Students’ Union president Katie Ascough has been impeached, as the ‘yes to impeachment’ campaign won out, gathering approximately 69% of the 6611 votes cast. Voting began on Wednesday the 25th of October and ended at 8pm on Thursday the 26th. The…