Express Food: Breakfast Special Edition

Porridge (for those that don’t like porridge) Ciara Dinneen, Features Editor It’s almost a cultural phenomenon at this stage; the wonders of porridge. Parents and grandparents harp on about how it is the healthiest, the absolute best thing to have for breakfast. It sets you right up for the day, so they say. And they…

Mixed opening for UCC Hurling

Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile, article written by Dylan O’Connell and Adrian McGearty Following a mixed opening for UCC senior hurling in the Fitzgibbon Cup, the college will have to sweat it out with an away quarterfinal following a win against CIT but a loss to UCD. UCC opened the campaign with a convincing 1-19 to 0-12 point…

Societies launch environmental magazine

Last week the UCC Greens, UCC Environmental and UCC Animal Welfare Societies launched a magazine about the environment, animal welfare, climate change and ‘anything green’. The magazine, called UCC Green Zine, is being advertised as an ‘independent zine’ about the environment. This seems to be a natural extension of projects like UCC Green Campus, which…

Last Week In History

Monday January 15th On this day in 2001, online encyclopedia website Wikipedia was launched by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger. The name is a portmanteau of the words ‘wiki’ (a collaborative website) and ‘encyclopedia’ (a book or series of books that give information on particular subjects). At the time of writing, Wikipedia is the 5th…

This Week In History (9th-13th Oct)

9th of October In 1967, revolutionary leader Ernesto “Che” Guevara is executed in Bolivia, a day after being captured, on the charge of attempting to incite a revolution in the country. Che, who had previously been involved in a coup d’état in Guatemala, the revolution in Cuba and various conflicts across the world, including the…

UCDSU President removes abortion content from handbooks, faces impeachment campaign

Michelle Beazley, News Editor: The University College Dublin Students’ Union have reprinted their start of year handbooks, entitled Winging It In UCD, in order to exclude unlawful information concerning abortions. The illegal content was shown on page 59 of the original handbook, which arrived prior to UCD’s Orientation Week. The amended handbooks do not disclose…

UCC Express nominated for international award

The UCC Express was last night nominated for an international award. The Student Publication Association National Conference Awards, also known as the SPANCs, have been awarded to student publications & their staff for the last five years. The majority of their entries come from across the UK and Ireland, with entries from prestigious publications like…