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Thirteen Films of Halloween Reviews: Halloween II (1981)

No one could have imagined the success of John Carpenters ‘Halloween’ upon its release in 1978. It became a financial and critical success and created the slasher genre as we know it today and all its quality (or should I say lack thereof). In the wake of Halloween’s success, many studios saw the potential in the market for low-budget gore …


The IRFU must improve women’s rugby in the country

Anyone that watched the Irish women’s rugby game against Scotland will have seen distraught players thrown across the pitch after their defeat. This was, without a doubt, grim viewing for the onlooking audience. Following this fall out in the World cup qualifier on Saturday, September 25th, many questions have been raised about the treatment of Women’s rugby in the country. …

The Thirteen Films of Halloween Reviews: Halloween (1978)

What makes the seasonal holiday of Halloween so scary and vigorous? Is it the cold weather? The eerie landscape? Plain and simply it’s all about the atmosphere, the mystery, and the overall feeling of fear. In John Carpenters’ 1978 horror classic ‘Halloween’, the film involves every known fear of the unknown turning it into one scary, chilling, and suspenseful piece …

The Roundup #3 – 04/10/2021

Election in Germany   Last Sunday, Germany went to the polls for the 2021 federal election that elects their Chancellor. The Social Democratic Party (SPD), led by Olaf Scholtz was the biggest party, winning 25.7% of votes. The Christian Democratic Union (CDU), currently in government, had their worst ever result, receiving 24.1% of the vote. Following the vote CDU Leader …

Five of the Best Budgeting Apps

Are you caught for cash this semester and looking for easy ways to save money?  Budgeting via your mobile may be the option for you as it brings the ordeal of monitoring your finances to your fingertips. In 2018, a Eurostudent report stated one-third of Irish third-level students were experiencing serious financial problems. Now facing the consequences of the pandemic …

Beautiful World, Where Are You Review: A love letter to what we vividly missed

After the success of her novel turned award-winning TV series, Sally Rooney’s new book is what everyone is  talking about, but is it truly worth the hype?  In this novel, a famous novelist named Alice meets Felix – who works in a warehouse – and spontaneously  asks him to join her on a work trip to Rome. At the same …