Final Year Fears

Ah, final year. It represents many things; the end of an era, the start of our next adventure, a time to knuckle down and actually start studying. Above all though, it marks a time of stress and uncertainty for the future. Gone are our carefree days of skipping lectures, attending every social event possible and banging out essays…

Climate Change: Going Beyond Reusable Coffee Cups

I’m sure I don’t need to go into much detail on the current climate change issues affecting Ireland and the world. It’s not possible to live in this day and age without hearing about our environment and the danger it’s in. Whether you believe it or not, take action or not, climate change is an unavoidable topic. With…

A New Student-Led Approach to Ireland’s Drug Issue

In our last issue, Roisin O’Donnell discussed the drug epidemic that is happening in Cork City. While her article detailed discarded needles and anti-social behaviour on the streets of our city, there is another narcotic culture developing on our campuses around Ireland. Drug use among young adults, (in particular, third-level students), has always been prevalent…

Getting Over Reverse Culture Shock

Experienced by students, expats and backpackers alike, the reverse culture shock phenomenon can have several negative effects on a person’s re-entry to their home country. Recognising what it is and learning how to overcome the emotions associated with reverse culture shock can make the transition home that much easier. As the author Robert Black said;…

UCC Partners With Cork Opera House

UCC has unveiled an exciting new collaboration with Cork Opera House, the first of its kind in Ireland. The eight-year cultural partnership programme, launched on February 20th, aims to not only boost Cork’s already strong reputation as a city of learning and culture, but also to enhance the student experience in UCC. The plan will…

FemSoc Petitions for Mandatory Consent Classes

UCC Feminist Society has launched a petition to introduce mandatory consent classes for all students attending the university. If the petition is successful, UCC will be following in the footsteps of other Irish universities, including Trinity College Dublin and Queen’s University Belfast. A spokesperson from FemSoc explained that they “believe these classes are necessary to…