With Love from Anon | Úna Farrell

  Úna Farrell looks at the dangers of online anonymity with regard to the recent Balpreet Kaur fiasco on Reddit.   “Balpreet Kaur is a first-generation sophomore at the Ohio State University, where she is studying both Neuroscience and Psychology. She hopes to continue onto medical school to become a neurosurgeon, research the effect of…

Collegedinners-One Deal, Four Meals – €10

Hi guys! Brrr – is anyone feeling the cold?!! The north wind is definitely blowing and it looks like winter is truly upon us once more – dark nights (and dark mornings – duvet day anyone?) have sent us scampering for our winter woollies in an effort to stay warm yet look cool – no…

A Question of Fees | Gavin Lynch-Frahill

Gavin Lynch-Frahill discusses the potential onset of an increase in the third level registration fee      As we head into December’s budget, the Union of Students Ireland is unrolling its annual anti-fees campaign and the politicians ipso facto are feeding us a line of maybes such as, student loan scheme, graduate tax or a…

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…