Compromise is Possible in Northern Ireland—but it must be based on respect and mutual understanding

Sometimes it feels like disagreement is to Northern Ireland what chips are to fish—they just go together. Six months have passed since voters went to the polls and elected new representatives to the Assembly—or so they thought. Discussions between the two major parties are set to resume this autumn, but with no agreement between Sinn…

Alcohol: A Fresher’s Guide

Students love to drink. This is hardly a well-kept secret. Between the post-tutorial pint in the New Bar and the hordes of seshing undergrads overtaking the streets of Cork from Thursday’s onward, we sure quite enjoy our booze. And while it may be fun to grab a drink with a few friends to unwind and…

Interview: Ellen Desmond of Monstrous Regiment

Ellen Desmond is a UCC BA English and Psychology graduate, and former Editor-in-Chief of (the award-winning) Motley Magazine. After completing a publishing masters in Edinburgh Napier University, she started a publishing collective called ‘Monstrous Regiment’ with fellow publishing student, Lauren Nickodemus. Their first project is an anthology of essays & personal stories about bisexuality called…

A welcoming community for international students

Lucas Brun is a second year arts student originally from a town just north of Lyon, France. Having moved to Ireland as a child, he has a unique perspective on fitting in in a University as an International Student. Dear international student, my fellow overseas pal, welcome to the UCC student community. Whether you moved…

Crystal Methamphetamine: Nazi Germany’s Comfort Blanket and most Reliable Weapon

Originally submitted on August 11th 2017. The insinuation that the German army were taking drugs such as Crystal Methamphetamine whilst simultaneously conquering the vast majority of the Western World between 1939-1945 is an outlandish one. I am well aware of this. Therefore, when making a statement such as this, facts are of the utmost importance. Fortunately,…

Charlottesville

At nineteen, I am in shock that at some point in my life, I may end up fighting Nazis in a third world war. I am an English student, words are supposed to be kind of my whole thing, and yet, I am at a loss for what to say. In the year 2017, Nazism…

Student Accommodation Booked Out Before CAO Offers

Student accommodation complexes have been fully booked out, despite the majority of college places not being offered until late August. Round 1 CAO offers are not given out until August 21st, but all of the bigger student accommodation options have already been booked. University Hall, Victoria Lodge, Victoria Mills and Castlewhite Apartments, all of which…

Netflix: The Industry’s Villain?

What happened at the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival? If you paid even the slightest attention to this year’s edition of the renowned festival, you may have heard of the controversy that surrounded the screening of Okja, the latest feature film by Bong Joon Ho (Memories of Murder, Snowpiercer). If you have not, here is…