A new wheel on an old cycle | Gavin Lynch-Frahill

Gavin Lynch-Frahill examines the recently announced changes to the Junior Cert cycle in secondary school.      On Thursday October 4th an event occurred that made us all a bit older. Most of our parents speak of when they did their Inter-Cert and we thought they were old;  when we speak to our children of our…

Media, Virality and Minors | Kieran Murphy

Kieran Murphy looks at the gender politics at play in the reaction to the video of the two Cork school girls fighting.      If someone was told a few years ago that someone had gone ‘viral’ you’d be more concerned with foot and mouth disease but in these days it has taken on a different…

One Deal, Four Meals – €10 | Collegedinners

So third week in already and it feels like you’ve been here a lifetime (but in a good way!) You’ve studied the flyers and sussed out the best student venues, liked at least a hundred new people on Facebook, joined a dozen societies and as many clubs and, oh yes, you’re eating well too which…

Opinion: Use it, express it | Robert Bolton

Opinionated Robert Bolton has decided that we all need to speak up a little bit more and start a few debates. I reflect on the importance of opinions and the fear for being judged for those opinions      I have been given supportive and impressive looks when I’ve said I’ve written two articles for the…

Medium Or Mediocre? | Brian Byrne

Can Psychic Wayne live up to his name? Former Deputy Editor Brian Byrne finds out… Psychic Wayne of Psychic Readings Live performed a reading for me today. I’m convinced he was reading the wrong page.      Of the twenty seven or so statements he made about me and the people in my life, more than…

“We were each in our own grief and didn’t want to hurt each other with what we were feeling” | Ryan Gallagher

 An epidemic nationwide, suicide is leaving an indelible mark on Irish society. Ryan Gallagher spoke to Bernadine, a UCC graduate whose son Mark committed suicide at 22. How was life before suicide? “I enjoyed life, was happy and loved travelling, had everything. I enjoyed home life and my two children. I had just gotten married…

Dutch Courage | Úna Farrell

Deputy Features Editor Úna Farrell examines the difficult stages of drinking.      Alcohol, in whatever form, does very specific things. It lowers your inhibitions, increases your confidence, basically it makes you act and do things you wouldn’t normally. For those of you who drink, the stages below will sound all too familiar. For those who…

A lady’s turn | Úna Farrell

     There is no escaping the popularity that surrounds E.L James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy. It has sold over 40 million copies in over 37 countries. You would have to be living under a very large rock, in the depths of a cave, at the bottom of an ocean to not have heard about…