Arts & Culture, Health

Seven Struggles Of Living With Seven Other People

By Ciara Ferguson Now don’t get me wrong, I love my housemates. At the end of the day, we are a family but here are seven struggles I experience while living with seven others. 1) Dishes I do not understand how there is constantly a mountain of dishes in the sink. If you just cleaned your dishes when you were …


Arts & Culture, Health

Pros and Cons of Having The Flu At Home

By Aimee Wells With flu season slowly drawing to a close, it’s still common to see half the campus clutching a balsam or rocking the sickly chic look. While the flu isn’t life threatening for the majority of college students, it can still leave you feeling tired, weak, and crying for your mammy. So, when the flu hits, is it …


Here’s What Semester One Taught Me

By Eimear Kelly • Life is very expensive • Bus Eireann do not care about their customers or where they should have been a half an hour ago • Most people you meet in college are really friendly • Lecturers are surprisingly bad with technology • Colleges and Universities offer some great opportunities • Some days the most productive thing …

The “Controversial” Thoughts I Had During “La La Land”

By Rebecca Laffan *This review is brought to you by someone who physically cringes at any musical and definitely should have known better* Also: SPOILERS 1. My God. They are singing already. 2. Does everyone wear primary colours? Because if that’s a thing, it’s going to piss me off all the way through the film. 3. Emma Stone looks like …

Ten Must-Reads for Your Downtime

By Ciara Maria Hayes In today’s world where we are surrounded by technology, reading often goes unnoticed as a hobby. However, whether you’d like to re-indulge yourself in the world of literature or you’ve developed a new interest, the following books are well worth the read. 1. Animal Farm by George Orwell (1945) Animal Farm is a novel that documents …

Fashion Facts

By Kathleen O’Sullivan Here are my top picks of fashion facts: 1) Original corsets worn by women in the 18th century were sometimes made from whalebone. Doesn’t sound ideal in terms of comfort. Eventually over time the corset became the undergarment we now call underwear. Interested in finding out more? This information is part of the exhibition Undressed: A Brief …

Haute Hacks

By Kathleen O’Sullivan We all like new and we all like current things but being students that are on the border of destitution there’s little hope in achieving this all of the time. It’s a choice between basic necessities and that dress. Sigh. The alternative is putting the thinking cap of your eight-year-old self on and getting crafty. Cheap, fast, …