Alcohol: A Fresher’s Guide

Students love to drink. This is hardly a well-kept secret. Between the post-tutorial pint in the New Bar and the hordes of seshing undergrads overtaking the streets of Cork from Thursday’s onward, we sure quite enjoy our booze. And while it may be fun to grab a drink with a few friends to unwind and…

A welcoming community for international students

Lucas Brun is a second year arts student originally from a town just north of Lyon, France. Having moved to Ireland as a child, he has a unique perspective on fitting in in a University as an International Student. Dear international student, my fellow overseas pal, welcome to the UCC student community. Whether you moved…

Okja – a guilt-free fairy-tale call for veganism

Spoilers… Netflix’s new original film Okja opens with a fantastic scene which sets up the image that the Mirando Corporation, the film’s evil-doer, is trying to sell to the public. Tilda Swinton perfectly embodies this ad-like PR dream, with her energetic, confident and heroic demeanour. Like a prophetic Steve Jobs, Lucy Mirando (Swinton’s character) unfolds…

Netflix: The Industry’s Villain?

What happened at the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival? If you paid even the slightest attention to this year’s edition of the renowned festival, you may have heard of the controversy that surrounded the screening of Okja, the latest feature film by Bong Joon Ho (Memories of Murder, Snowpiercer). If you have not, here is…

Imagine Dragons looking to ‘Evolve’

Since hearing the song Believer in the final episode of Riverdale, I have been impatiently waiting for the release of Imagine Dragons’ third studio album: Evolve. This gem of a song incorporated in one of the season’s hit show, released two months before the album’s second and memorable single Thunder, certainly did build up the…

Riverdale: When Archie Comics meets Twin Peaks

There has been an emerging trend of rebooting or adapting old series or franchises into newer content for television lately – Prison Break, 24, Will and Grace, Lethal Weapon. However, networks are not limited to looking at TV and cinema screens for inspiration. The CW saw the 78-year-old popular comic franchise Archie Comics and used its…

Wired Review

On March the 10th, British alternative rock band Mallory Knox released their third studio album Wired. This short (only 41-minute) album packs a number of good tracks, and begins with a strong instrumental with the opening notes of ‘Giving It Up’. Throughout the album, you will feel and experience some strong 2000’s vibes (especially with…

Groove is in our hearts

Music is a major part of our lives, and the numbers don’t lie. Spotify claims 40 million paying users and of the 40 most viewed videos on YouTube, only two are not music related. From flutes made of mammoth ivory 40,000 years ago, to recording operas on 78 rpm discs, to the release of the…