Schoolboys in Suits

I love sitting on the bus and eavesdropping on conversations happening around me. I don’t use the term ‘warm fuzzies’ very often but I feel like seeing a baby cooing and grinning with an old lady battened down with shopping smiling from ear to ear warrants it (as you can see yesterday’s bus home was…

High times for harm reduction

13.8% of adults aged between 15 and 34 in Ireland have consumed cannabis in the last year. A figure that has increased from 10% in 2011. A larger amount of students are now using drugs, and yet very little is done at a governmental level to reduce the risks associated with substance use. Irish drug…

Explaining Donna Brazile’s bombshell on the DNC and the Democratic Primary

Donna Brazile, the former Chair of the Democratic National Committee, who stepped in after the resignation of Debbie Wasserman Schultz, has released an excerpt of her new book in politico titled “Inside Hillary Clinton’s Secret Takeover of the DNC.” Brazile took over from Wasserman Schultz following the leaking or hacking of emails which showed DNC…

Last Week in History (Oct. 29th)

23rd of October Lightning round of history – ON THIS DAY IN… 42BCE: Mark Antony & Octavian defeat Brutus army; in the aftermath the latter commits suicide. 1911: Airplanes were first used in war during the Italo-Turkish War. 1915: Approximately 33,000 women march on Fifth Avenue (Manhattan) for women’s suffrage. 1917: Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better…

An Autistic’s Guide to UCC

Embarking on the journey that is your university education is an experience that anyone can describe as thrilling and exciting – as well as completely and utterly terrifying. Obviously, it’s clear that we’re well into the first semester; almost half way in fact (scary, I know!). However, for someone with autism, one may need a…

I need a Coffee

Coffee is great. It’s warm and comforting, especially effective on those rainy Autumn mornings and those frosty, chilly Winter mornings. It gives us that little morning or midday pick-me-up that we all feel we need at times. When it comes to a caffeine fix, coffee is most definitely the most popular choice. It has in…