Arts & Culture, Film&TV, Fuinneamh

Grand Budapest Hotel At 5: An Institutional Film About An Institution

By: Jack Butler Grand Budapest Hotel plays tomorrow night at The Milk Market. Click on this sentence to see the Facebook event page.  Ah, Wes Anderson, what a quirky little gem you are. Discovered by James L. Brooks, you’ve blossomed into the only true auteur within the studio system, ever since Tim Burton abandoned us to make bad Johnny Depp …


Arts & Culture, Fuinneamh

Female Representation In Video Games: From Then To Now

Whenever you think of female characters in gaming, two examples immediately spring to mind – Samus Aran from the Metroid franchise and Bayonetta. Both are examples of strong female characters, can hold their own in combat, and do it in style. With the exception of Samus however, most female characters in the early days of gaming were either plot devices …


Super Smash Brothers Ultimate Review: More Of The Same

By: Jack Butler I don’t think I can forget the announcement of this game. A group of us all live streaming the Direct, “Everyone Is Here” came up…My ears are still ringing. Every single fighter from the last four games, plus newcomers from Animal Crossing, Castlevania, RIDLEY, what else would anyone with a Switch need? But wait, there’s more! A …

Kingdom Hearts III review: A tumultuous series with a tumultuous climax

Kingdom Hearts III – a tumultuous series with a tumultuous climax I would suggest not reading this review until at least you have finished Kingdom Hearts 0.2: A Fragmentary Passage or are up to date with the story up to then. At some time in the future I will be doing a Kingdom Hearts retrospective as well as a Beginners’ …

Teams Test Their Knowledge In Disney Quiz

Societies come together in fundraising venture By Jack Butler Wishes were made upon a star last night as Scholars played host to a Disney Quiz. The event, a collaboration between Out in UL and UL Drama Society, began at 7:30 and featured rounds on Marvel, Star Wars, Disney Princesses and more. Speaking to Out in UL’s Treasurer, Catherine Mann, over …

Befriender’s Service available to lend a Helping Hand

Out in UL, the LGBTQ+ Society in the University of Limerick, has been a staple of the UL Clubs and Socs since 1997. The society has commandeered many events and trips through the years (and is planning just as many this year!) such as Queerbash, Alternative Miss UL and trips to Dublin and Limerick Prides. In recent years, however, the …

UL Students Light Up The River For Mental Health

OVER 1,000 people lined the bridges of Limerick City on Monday 8 October for “Shine a Light on the River” as part of Limerick Mental Health Week. 34 specially illuminated boats carrying over 60 people, along with the Liam McCarthy cup, travelled between the three city bridges shining torches to light up the river. The event was stewarded by Limerick …