We (tentatively) back, baby!

Dust settles over a barren UCC Campus. The steady hum of laughter and conversation which once breathed life through the Main Rest is no more. Outside, the steps down to Boole Basement seem to have taken on a melancholy disposition, as though longing for the old familiar 9:04am pitter-patter of half-tied Doc Martens, and the…

And So, It Starts

As my pen scratches the paper I pause and think about what people said to me in the weeks before I started college. It is a tough question to answer because the world was a different place four years ago, but the most important thing that you need to hear is: welcome. Welcome to a…

The End of The Beginning

It’s hard to believe that this is the last time I will be putting words on a page as part of my editorial during my time with the Express as Editor-In-Chief, but I have to say from the outset what an incredible experience it has been for me, something that I will always cherish. It…

For Tomen

My close friend Tomen passed away last week. I could talk at length about Tom’s qualities, our friendship, and how wonderful he was. But this is a news editorial, after all, so let’s talk about a piece of news: this week, the HSE admitted that it had misplaced referrals for 109 patients on the waiting…

Busy, busy, busy

I happen to know someone who tutors at UCC’s Skill Centre, which offers classes on things like time management and essay-writing. He sent me a screenshot one of the slides on a presentation he was giving. “Busy isn’t a sign of success, it’s a lack of prioritising your own life,” Well, maybe he’s not wrong….

What Really Presses My Buttons…

Hello everyone and welcome to the second quarter of the academic year, the year is flying and I hope you all are too. The nights are drawing in, it’s becoming increasingly colder and Christmas is just around the corner. I don’t know about you, but this is my favourite time of the year. While you…

Can Scientists Write?

Quite a lot of people assume I’m studying English, or perhaps politics, as the news editor of the Express. If you care to get into student media, you find that most do arts. And it doesn’t surprise me in the slightest that arts students tend to be more enthusiastic, better writers. Not that SEFS students are less literate…

Progress In Civility

It’s been a tough week once again for onlookers as the Brexit can continues to be kicked down the road. While I have a huge love and time for politics, I must say I have envied those who let it go over their head for some time now. Every day I now feel like it is my…

Is anyone okay?

When you get to know somebody— whether as a friend, partner, or even just a colleague— you start seeing more and more of their inner self. Not like in a weird way, just the messier side of them; some of the opinions, the day-to-day habits, the quirks and irregularities. As you become closer and more intimate, you start…