V-Day, D-Day…

Single Girl Rants      It is unacceptable for me, resident voice of single girls in UCC, to ignore Valentines Day. Most of you may assume that I am to take a firm stance against the day and denounce it for the commercialised Hallmark holiday that it is. Because I am not in a relationship…

Reimagining Africa | Amina Flynn

When someone mentions Africa to you, in all honesty, what is the first image that comes to mind?  For the few people that I asked, and it was by no means meant to be a conclusive survey, it was images of poor starving little children, of poverty, and war. Yet who can blame them, as…

“But it was death in paradise…” | Michelle Moore

Michelle Moore’s recent visit to El Salvador with Trocaire was a learning curve as the realities of climate change were illustrated as never before. El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America; in fact it is about the size of Munster. It has 300km of coastline with the Pacific Ocean and has tropical vegetation…

Blurring the Lines | Audrey Ellard Walsh

Last weekend’s Journalism Conference threw the spotlight on some of the toughest questions facing journalists today. While the ever toted “risk” posed by the rise of social media was examined, one of the most poignant questions was perhaps that which went to the core of what it means to be a journalist, and the risks…

The Savita Case | Susan Rea

Susan Rea discusses the intricacies of debate.       I’m not politically or socially aware, even though I’m not a bad person, and I’m not a stupid person. It’s embarrassing to occasionally realise how little I know about our government, or the situation in Gaza, or any number of the other stories on the news every…

Single Girl Rants

Anon.   I wanna see your peacock ,cock, cock, your peacock…not tonight.   You’ve all seen Bridget Jones, the story of a thirty something desperado of a girl trying to find Mr. Right. Well this is nothing like that. This is about a twenty-something student trying to figure out if there are any decent guys…

Frankie says relax! | Julie Daunt

It’s just a joke, after all. Julie Daunt reviews Frankie Boyle’s recent (and possibly last) comedy tour. Paedophiles, Michael Jackson, masturbating, sex, violence, drinking, Peter Kay and Scotland. These are just a few of the topics covered by notorious comedian Frankie Boyle on his The Last Days of Sodom tour which came to the Cork…

The alternative to resolutions | Annie Hoey

Features Editor Annie Hoey provides another option to the traditional New Year adjustments.  I have a confession. I don’t do affection terribly well. It makes me rather nervous. It is something I am going to try and work on for the year. Try to be a little more affectionate and stop snarling my lip every…