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An Interview With: And So I Watch You From Afar

And So I Watch You From Afar have been one of the Irish flagbearers of post-rock for over a decade now and they return with their latest serving, The Endless Shimmering. I spoke to guitarist Rory Friers about the new…

Impeachment: How Does It Work?

Impeachment law has recently gained new prominence in the public eye. In the United States, Donald’s Trump’s opponents call for him to be removed from the Presidential office. In the Philippines, Chief Justice Maria Sereno currently faces an impeachment trial….

Does the Global Pact Offer Hope?

A two-day convention held in Paris at the end of June 2017 saw the launch of the preliminary draft of the ‘Global Pact for the Environment’ (the ‘Global Pact’). The launch, attended by many high level politicians including former UN…

Gig In Review: LCD Soundsystem at the Olympia

I don’t think there’s ever been a band so far removed from underdog status as LCD Soundsystem. Inherent in being under-appreciated, unrecognised or uncool are notions of empathy and benevolence. LCD enjoy the financial benefits of a devoted fanbase and…

Make Way For the King

Stephen King is one of the most prolific writers ever, with more than seventy published works to his name (and a further seven under his pseudonym Richard Bachman). But King’s specific brand of psychological horror has never scored him much…

How to Survive College Using Teen Angst Songs

Every college student has experienced starting a new academic year. Wondering what it involves? Whether it’s surviving fresher’s or finally achieving that golden week of lectures, there’ll be a mad workload, mad seshes and mad craic. What you may not…

Nobel Prizes 2017

The Nobel Prizes were handed out recently in the areas of Chemistry, Physics, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Peace. The story of the prizes, first given out in 1901, is one of those accounts you might have heard from a…

Na Ceisteanna Nach Bhfuil Daoine ag Cur Faoi Tháinseamh Katie Ascough.

Le cúpla seachtain anuas, is é an rud is mó atá daoine ag labhairt faoi ná an éagóir a bhí déanta ar mhic léinn UCD nuair a bhaineadh eolas faoi ghinmhilleadh ó “Winging It”, leabhrán a bhí tugtha amach le…

Why Do We Hate Periods?

When people are on their periods, their demeanour tends to change. Possibly not very noticeably to an outsider, but they become more self-conscious, more aware of themselves and their bodies in everything that they do. This is because, for all…

The Age of Miscommunication

In today’s world, social media is inescapable. It has become our way of networking for jobs, connecting with friends, and sustaining connections from far distances. Today, companies even offer employment specifically to promote their business on social media platforms. No…

Film in Review: Kingsman: The Golden Circle

The comic book Kingsman provided the basis for Vaughn’s 2015 espionage thriller Kingsman: The Secret Service. The Golden Circle sees the return of the blockbuster-esque flick with a cheeky side, not unlike other Vaughn films such as Kick-Ass (2014). This…

How to be an Instagram Social Influencer

So, you want to be a social influencer. Or, at least you want to find some way of justifying to your parents that all that time you spend on social media is really a good thing. Either way, this is…