Features

Finding the comfort in discomfort; former UL student Dora Gola on her new single

by Chloe O’Keeffe “I never even considered anything else; it was always music.” Former UL Voice and Dance student Dora Gola always knew her path in life was music, and the various lockdowns over the past 12 months has helped her reignite this passion. “I always feel bad talking about it, but Covid was a blessing for me,” she remarked. …


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The Lasting Influence of Coco Chanel

The two interlocking C’s, a definition of enduring fashion which has outlived both its founder and creative directors- most notably Karl Larger field who passed in 2019. The brains behind the Parisian stronghold was once an unassuming orphan, acquiring her sewing skills under the instruction of nuns. Critics cite this adverse beginning in life an inspiration to the artist- with …


UL FM Win Big: Clubs and Socs Award Winners Announced

Student Life has announced its annual award winners on an virtual ceremony held on  Friday 9th April.   This year, the awards took place virtually the form of a YouTube video.  The Club and Society of the Year went to UL FM, beating competition from nominees  Economics and Investments and Enactus UL.  “We are over the moon to have been announced …

Acts of Desperation Review- A Striking, Compulsive Read

This hotly anticipated debut from the Waterford-born Megan Nolan is a self-assured anti-romance, detailing an obsessive relationship’s collapse.  This self-exploration starts in Dublin in 2012 and chapters are aided with from the more mature narrator reflecting from Athens Greece seven years later,  punctuating accounts of self-destructive narrative with maturity and insight.  An art critic Ciaran becomes the subject of the …

Incoming Student Life Sabbatical team are determined to ensure the safe return to Campus

by Chloe O’Keeffe Cillian O’Donoghue, Seán Mulkern, Alice Hynes and Jordan Cassells will be taking over the roles of the sabbatical team for the 2021/22 academic year. A big part of the manifestoes were based on the safe return to campus, as well as increased social media campaigns. Fourth year Business and German student Cillian O’Donoghue will be taking over …

When El Clasico Means Something

Every football fan watches hundreds, thousands, maybe even tens of thousands of football matches in their lifetime, and for most of them, they’re shit, unmemorable, decent but meh, nothing to tell your friends about, or exhibit moments that hook boys and girls/men and women of all ages into this drug we call football. And every football junkie, constantly looking for …

UEFA Champions League: English Double Gives Chelsea Advantage

Chelsea last night banished the demons of their embarrassing defeat to West Brom at the weekend with a competent victory over Porto in the Champions League.  The 2-0-win leaves Chelsea in a great position of progressing to the semi-finals for the first time in seven years.  The Blues came into the game in full force without any injuries, while the …

League of Ireland Recap: Treaty Win At Home As Three Go Top of Premier Division

The latest rounds of the League of Ireland saw the Premier Division get even tighter and a goal-fest in the First Division. Local side Treaty United got their first win of the season in their first home game with a slender victory over Wexford Youths. Anthony O’Donnell netted for the home side at Markets Field but a second-yellow for Clyde …

“I’m more interested in people painting as a means of enhancing their life” In Conversation with Artist Jim Furlong

Limerick is a flourishing artistic hub, with many creatives inspired by the city due to its vibrant residencies and an internationally renowned art college. Artist and educator Jim Furlong takes inspiration from the city. A resident of James Street Studios, the painter often sketches from life to produce his critically acclaimed work. He continues to produce art in his studio, …

“I believe sales of canvases and paints went through the roof,” South Tipperary Art Group Adapts to Lockdown

The spirit of creativity continues to be nurtured throughout the lockdown at South Tipperary Art Group. With restrictions leading to both the groups and classes being indefinitely cancelled, the creative nature of STAG managed to adapt quickly to the times. All members have continued to paint at home, with some embracing outdoor painting. The group has even acquired new members …