Foreign Bodies 

Writes Rían Browne, Opinion Editor  As a country we have an interesting relationship with the exportation of fragments of our society and culture. In most cases this is incredibly positive – the celebration of a rich tradition of  art, music, and literature further afield comes to mind. But, the same can also be said when…

Is Self Care The Answer?

Over the last number of months, the drastic rearranging of how we conduct our lives, and the challenges that arise from it, has also drawn our attention to how we take care of our mental health and wellbeing. The notion of ‘self care’ and what it may mean has come to the forefront of the…

We Need To Talk About The Trans ‘Debate’

In recent months the ‘trans debate’ has reigned the social media sphere. At the time of writing, the latest casualty of this debate has been an op-ed posted by former Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore on her departure from the publication due to, in her view, being ‘silenced’ in her attempts to address the ‘trans debate’….

‘A Generational Perspective’

It has been said ad-infinitum but we are currently living through truly ‘unprecedented’ times. But, no generation could arguably be more better equipped for such a scenario than today’s generation of young people. It’s been remarked that for many of us nineties babies, a global pandemic is merely a cherry on top of a chaotic…

In Defense of Un-Productivity

It’s Wednesday afternoon, I’ve gotten through today’s ‘to-do’s’ sooner than expected and now I’ve a hunk of free time at my disposal. Finally, I can spend the time I’d usually spend scrolling through Twitter and TikTok, minus the guilt! Then the idea of getting a head start on tomorrow’s to-do’s crosses my mind, it makes…

A Start Unlike Any Other

The world right now is living through a time of increasing turbulence and not just due to a global pandemic (he said, casually) but politically, socially, and culturally. Naturally, this too has trickled over to our own community here at UCC. At the time of writing the situation surrounding a return to university was up…

In Favour of Valentine’s Day

An argument in favour of Valentine’s Day is something I never thought I’d write. I have previously spent years gone by hating on the hallmark holiday. But now, finding myself in the precarious position of being in a long-term relationship, the targeted ads, the pressure surrounding the card the presents etc. is beginning to rear…

Beating off the January Blues

So 2019 has arrived, everyone and their mother is looking at starting the new year with good intentions except me! Things that folks might be aware of though is that January is statistically the worst month of the year for people struggling with depression and has the highest rates of suicide. So what has this…