Societies Corner | Katie Dennison

Get Fat with Dramat ‘Fat’ standing for ‘funny and talented’ of course! It’s Fresher’s week and we’re heading down to the Dramat variety show. They’re a popular bunch but even they are surprised by the size of the crowd outside the Connelly building, over a hundred people have shown up to see the society showcase…

The cost of “sexy” | Annie Hoey

Well well, here we are again. Another week, another paper. And what has happened since the last time we spoke? Well there was Halloween of course. All them tiny tiny outfits with those tiny tiny women squished into them. Those sexy sexy cats/mice/bunnies/pirates/wenches/witches/ladybugs/bumble bees. So much flesh. When I expressed my disquiet at all this…

Get Inside the Mind of a ‘Jersey Puller’ | Conor Breen

Jersey Puller (n.) :- definition; A girl who actively “attaches” herself to members of the local G.A.A. team. Infamous for sporting so much fake tan she looks like the love child of Snookie and X Factor’s Rylan. Has achieved all life ambitions if she beds a Senior Inter-County player. “You hear about Sophie and the…

Children’s Referendum: All good and rosy? | Robert Joseph Bolton

Robert Joseph Bolton expresses concern that the referendum will make us believe that our job is done when it comes to child abuse. Will this referendum instill a “sweeping under the carpet attitude”? One sided debate The lack of debate surrounding the upcoming children’s referendum is concerning. Since the five main political parties are campaigning…

The Glass Ceiling | Rachel Marie O’Sullivan

Rachel Marie O’Sullivan looks at the roles played by women in the current US Presidential election      The US Presidential campaign is currently dominating media coverage both within the United States and further afield.  Attention is focused on the series of live debates involving both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, but also the vice-presidential candidates…

The J1-er | Conor Breen

Conor Breen looks at the fabled nomads of the J1 summer      Many may be surprised to learn that the J1 is not a recent phenomenon. In fact it is believed that the first J1 occurred as far back as the 15th century Christopher Columbus in 1492. Chris and a few lads hopped over to…

Today is where your book begins | Úna Farrell

“Pay attention to where you are going because without meaning you might get nowhere.” A.A. Milne      It’s that time of year again where gowns are donned and degrees presented. Amongst the gowns and hats, the proud parents with flashing cameras and the inspirational speeches and applause, there assemble the graduates. The apprehensive, optimistic and…

4 Meals for €10 | College Dinners

     So, October nearly done and heading into the first long weekend of the College year.  Cork City is always mighty craic for the Jazz festival – it just always is! I know, I know, who among us actually owns any jazz CD’s but the atmosphere and buzz around the town is always worth checking…