August 12, 2014

Actor, Childhood Friend, Genie

Upon agreeing to write this piece, I was as yet blissfully unaware of the passing of the great Robin Williams. That’s what happens when you decide to recklessly sleep while social media buzzes on. Countless articles have since cropped up focusing on the circumstances surrounding his death and his enduring struggle with depression. For now, […]


July 27, 2014

The Prodigal Sun

Welcome back, summer! God how I’ve missed you…I think…although, you do seem a little hotter than usual. And was it always this…sticky? Every year, the exact same phenomenon. You embrace the sunshine and bask in all its lustrous glory…for about ten minutes. And then you realise how much you hate the sun. And how ill […]


July 12, 2014

Beauty is in the Eye of the Mac Holder

Welcome to puberty, girls! Time to strip you of that charming disregard for your physical appearance and imbue you with a sense of embarrassment and self-disgust. That carefree childhood game of dress-up has now become a daily chore you must endure lest you feel like Shrek all day long. Appearances can be deceiving and that […]


July 4, 2014

Run Fat Girl, Run

Anyone’s news feed beginning to look a little like this?: Friday: Your fit friend is fundraising for their third marathon! Saturday: All of your remaining friends and acquaintances are preparing for a 10k! Sunday: A local pig has just completed his first 5k. That’s right, everyone but YOU. Before I go any further, I wish […]


June 26, 2014

Red Red Wine

Age 17: This tastes like metal, why does anyone drink this? Age 23: This crimson elixir is flowing through my veins like oxygen. A relationship with red wine is like the one you have with a terribly cheesy song; you cannot stand it at first and then suddenly it’s all you need and love in the world. Never […]


May 3, 2014

Great Expectations

Do you know what the problem with your early twenties is? Your expectations are far too high. You are not quite ready to relinquish the world as your oyster yet because you have only just savoured the sweet taste of life outside captivity. The bell barely tolls the end of your final college exam, and […]


May 3, 2014

The Weighting Game

A decent job. A rodent free apartment. A wage packet that doesn’t make you weep. There are so many things we hope to achieve after we exit the gilded gates of university, and justifiably so.  You have put in the groundwork, endured the unpaid internships and taken the necessary steps to avoid a future behind […]


May 3, 2014

Your Spelling and Grammar Check is Complete.

Ahh, the Curriculum Vitae. The most reviled and painstaking 400 words in every student’s existence. Unless you belong to the entrepreneurial elite, the CV is a formality which must be followed by all those who like to eat. Loosely translated as ‘the course of life’, it seems odd that the document should be so contradictory […]


May 3, 2014

50 Shades of Disappointment

What is the difference between a new graduate and Cupid? Nothing! You are both optimistic beings with an overwhelming zest for life and a romanticised view of the world. You are fun-loving; imbued with a sense of goodwill and a burning desire to make your mark on the world. Fast forward four years and the […]


May 3, 2014

Flying The Nest

Bless me Father, for I have graduated. It has been three months since my official graduation from NUIG. In that time, I have received no job offers and continue to worry for my prospective career. If you feel yourself being unceremoniously tossed from the nest, you will begin to understand that the transition from college […]

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