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 …


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 …

An Interview With Speed Skater Ryan McAnuff

“I want the next generation of kids to be able to represent their country.” By Ivan Smyth   Ryan McAnuff is not your average medical student. He was born in Canada but is speed skating for Ireland while combining running a business and trying to become a doctor.   The Toronto born medical student has represented Ireland in short track …

The 9 Types Of People In The Glucksman Library

By: Cathal O’Sullivan The University of Limerick is home to almost 12,000 students, and during your time here there are countless different types of people you will cross paths with. However, once you enter the newly refurbished, state of the art Glucksman Library, you become part of a new breed of student. A place for study and learning, for some …

Controversgirl’s Column: Back In Hat/Chic On A Budget

Welcome back to Controversgirl! Since this is only the second column, I’m not gonna throw anything too crazy at you just yet, we’ll keep it nice and simple. So, this week let’s talk about the elephant in the room: hats. Are they in? Are they out? Who knows! But first things first, before we start chasing after social trends it’s …