Pretty in pink

  By Gabrielle McCormack   Pink is not a word often associated with those in the UL Karate Club. So when the newer members of the club arrived to training at the start of October to find the usual array of coloured belts replaced by a sea of pink, they were quite shocked. However, there was a valid explanation. The …

Going Glee in UL

  By Emma Taylor   When wandering the halls of the Irish World Academy after lecture times, one is bound to hear a constant hum of music from the different instruments being practiced, or even the sounds of dancer’s feet thumping against the hard wood floors. Music and dance are the life and soul of the building, no matter where …

Coffee, tea or just an empty mug? Cinema’s secrets

  By Sinead Cryan   The Film-Making Society has dived head first into the big, scary world of the UL Wolves. Every Tuesday we meet up with our members to not only learn how to make the perfect film – with amazing lightning and great cinematography – but also to discuss favorite movies, worn-out cliche’s (seriously, no one looks that …

Erasmus Diary

  By Sally Gorman   So the last two weeks have been busy busy busy. I have been job hunting and guess what? I got a job! Yes, I start in Goldsmiths Boutique Jewellers in the Arndale shopping centre this week and I am super excited.   Surprisingly, it wasn’t as difficult as I imagined actually. I managed to land …

From UL to the Irish Independent: Jason Kennedy talks to An Focal

  By Marisa Kennedy   Jason Kennedy graduated from the BA in Journalism and New Media course in UL in 2012. He is now working as the Multimedia and Content Editor for Independent.ie. He is also a reporter for the Irish Independent on various topics including current affairs, politics and entertainment. Here he tells us his story about life in …