Arts & Culture, Features, Film&TV, Fuinneamh

Captain Marvel Is Only The Start: A New Era In Female Representation

By: Shannon Sweeney Captain Marvel finally hit cinemas last Friday. It is Marvel’s first female-led movie, and its release coincided with International Women’s Day. It has humour, personality, and action – everything we have come to expect from the Marvel Universe. However, the movie’s star caused a stir so long before its opening night. Brie Larson angered internet trolls in …


Arts & Culture, Film&TV, Fuinneamh

Is Riverdale Really The New Twin Peaks?

By: Meghan McEniry Brosnan   THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS MAJOR PLOT SPOILERS FOR BOTH TWIN PEAKS AND RIVERDALE.   In the Twin Peaks finale, The Man from Another Place in his backward tongue tells Special Agent Dale Cooper, “When you see me again, it won’t be me.” The mysterious statement encompasses so much of the horror present in David Lynch and …


11th International Women’s Day Conference Held In University of Limerick

By: Aisling O’Connor The University of Limerick’s 11th International Women’s Day Conference took place yesterday morning in the Analog Devices Building. The conference featured 15 speakers, including activist Vicky Phelan. Opening the conference, UL president, Desmond Fitzgerald said: “Today is a celebration, a day when we celebrate the achievements of women; we’ve come a long way from when we started.” …

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 …

Bel Canto: Book Review

Inspired by the hostage taking situation at the Japanese embassy in Peru in 1996, Ann Patchett decided that it was missing one thing – an opera singer. In this captivating rendition of life or death, she corrects the deficit but in doing so creates a fantastical and defiantly romantic read. But it’s not as light-hearted as you may think. American …

Remarkable Female Graduates from UL

By: Ivan Smyth As today is International Women’s Day, we’re looking back at some of the many female graduates who have made an impact locally, nationally and internationally. The people chosen have excelled in their fields through hard work and perseverance. Mary Lou McDonald – Dublin Central TD and President of Sinn Féin The Current leader of Sinn Féin studied …

Reflecting On The Different Female Friendships In My Life On International Women’s Day

By: Jessica Doyle On International Women’s Day, I reflect on the joys and complexities of the female friendships in my life. It’s impossible to talk about a highly personal topic like female friendship without drowning in a dense swamp of cliché – but I’ll do my best. Childhood Friends I have a couple of friendships from school that have lasted …

What Podcasts To Binge-Listen To This Weekend

By: Martin Mongan Podcasts are so hot right now. People listen to podcasts on their commute to college, at the gym, out running or walking, or studying. Here are some of my favourite podcasts available to listen to on YouTube or to stream on Spotify or the ‘Podcast’ app on your Apple devices. The Joe Rogan Experience If you have …