Artificial surfaces – hit or miss?

In a world where we are moving towards artificial intelligence, the same can be said for the playing surface used to play our beloved games on. However, despite their increasing popularity, are artificial surfaces really the way to go? First of all, let us look at the pros. Artificial surfaces require much less maintenance then…

Comment – Housing Minister is showing an inability to solve the housing crisis, or an inability to care

When Eoghan Murphy rose from the backbenches of the Fine Gael-led minority Government after Leo Varadkar’s appointment as Taoiseach in June of 2017, a sense of optimism was felt throughout the halls of Leinster House, the Department of Housing and beyond. Here was a young, idealistic, articulate Minister somewhat taking over a poisoned chalice, who…

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…