Fresh Prince Gets Real

A prime example of a classic 90’s American sitcom, centred around the comedic and charming bravado and banter-full antics of one infamous Will Smith, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air brought much more than just laughs and top class entertainment to viewers across the US (and later the wider world). There were many times Fresh…

The Unfunny Comedy

I don’t think it’s a controversial statement to say that most people like to laugh; you feel happier, you’re having fun, and if I really have to explain the concept of laughter to you, then you may want to do something different than read this article. When you talk about film, and television to a…

Shit in a Sink: Stories from Waitressing

Being a waitress is hard. Bratty customers, long hours, shit pay, stressed-out managers… Personally, I believe the experience of working in the service industry is as important as formal education. Coming out of a waitressing job gives you that strong sense of sympathy, so that when one day you’re sitting in a restaurant as a…

Where is the Fashion Industry in Ireland?

Ireland is renowned worldwide for its art, yet this extends to things other than literature and paintings; Irish design is booming, from clothing to accessories. Irish clothing and fashion is travelling far beyond our little island, to all corners of the world. These Irish designers are at the top of their game in their respective…

Horizon Zero Dawn Impressions

As a child, I was obsessed with dinosaurs. The Jurassic Park movies instilled a sense of wonder in me that no other experience has replicated… until now. Horizon Zero Dawn takes place in a dystopian future where John Hammond, the fictional mastermind behind Jurassic Park, thought to himself “You know what would be cooler than…

UCC Battle of The Bands Review

The 2017 UCC Battle of The Bands was chocked full of variety, insatiable talent and even the odd splash of rock star theatrics. From instrumental metal-core, to ambient indie, to men in their late 20’s dressed in drag, this year’s tournament was astonishingly diverse. The students of UCC graced the stage at Cyprus Avenue to…