Cork: The New Amsterdam?

It appears that Cork is catching up with her European neighbours. Cyclists, once a rare species in the city centre, are now a common sight. With the advent of the Coke Zero bike scheme, Cork city centre has seen a massive increase in cyclists. As a result of this increased bike traffic, new cycle lanes…

Student Council Sparks Contraception Fee Debate

Alternatives to the current means of charging female students a €20 contraception consultation fee are required, according to Méabh Flanagan. Visiting the student doctor in UCC had been free for everyone, regardless of ailment, until last year, when economic reasons forced the introduction of fees for certain categories of visits. The most controversial of these…

USI Future Hinges on Finance

Stephen Goulding analyses the referendum result which saw UCC remaining affiliated with the USI and asks what next for the organisation? After the gyre of slogans, facts and viewpoints that preceded the referendum, the students of UCC voted to stay affiliated with the USI last Tuesday. This landslide victory, however, may not be as unambiguous…

Government emphasis on technology echoes past failings

Albert Einstein famously said that the definition of insanity was doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results; but didn’t someone tell me that persistence pays off? The reality is that in everyday life, both and yet neither is fully accurate. Taking the case of the Irish education system however, which…

Why should we vote and campaign for Marriage Equality?

Rob Cas | UCCSU LGBT Rights Officer [dropcap style=boxed]A[/dropcap]fter a long day of wandering around Vancouver I found myself in need of somewhere to get a cold drink and a Wi-Fi signal, so I chose a Starbucks. This particular store is smack bang in the middle of Vancouver’s answer to The Castro in San Francisco;…