By Daniel Brennan Regardless of whether or not you’ve ever owned a games console in your life, you’ll definitely have heard of and played a Grand Theft Auto game at some point. Each time a new GTA comes out, it’s almost like a cultural event. For instance, back in 2013 when Grand Theft Auto V was released, I went to a midnight launch of the game after pre-ordering it months … [Read more...] about Opinion: The vilification of violent video games cannot be justified
By Áine Kenny While we all eagerly wait for Avengers: Endgame to land on our cinema screens in April, I can’t help wonder why we are so fascinated and partial to superheroes nowadays. Comic books have been part of the mass media since the 1930’s, but the main urban legend who was a predecessor to the superheroes was Spring-Heeled Jack, the Victorian’s version of Slenderman. … [Read more...] about Why are superheroes more popular than ever?
By Anne Rieger I thought about just giving a little life update and maybe I’ll do that next time, but I was just talking to a friend, and he basically said that he has never met someone as German as me. And by that he meant my organisation and my efficiency. Now, I love living here, because not everything is organised, some things go wrong and that is fantastic, but there … [Read more...] about Erasmus diaries: German efficiency
Erika Fox is a fiery force to be reckoned with, although you may know her better as her blogger alter ego Retro Flame. This NUI Galway alum is dominating the fashion blogger scene with her chic looks and envious life in New York’s Upper East Side. In the true spirit of blogging, let’s begin with an OOTD. Fox has a following of 138k on Instagram, so it might be worth jotting … [Read more...] about Living her best life: Retro Flame
By Olivia Hanna With the start of my final semester my mind has turned both to maintaining my good grades and to life after final exams. At the end of May, I, and my fellow classmates, will be going from undergrads to unemployed: a prospect I don’t think anyone is taking lightly. On 29 January I had a few hours in between lectures so I wandered down the Bailey Allen … [Read more...] about Opinion: I studied arts, now what?