• McDonald’s Monopoly: Marketing Obesity or Harmless Fun?

    It’s that time of year again where I go to McDonald’s and plan out what food I’m getting to maximise the amount of monopoly stickers that I win. A free student McFlurry takes precedence over a free burger, as you get two extra stickers on the ice cream there’s...
  • The Pros and Cons of Dieting at Uni

    Maintaining a healthy and balanced diet as a university student can be a struggle, especially with the lure of nights out and naughty food. On top of this, juggling deadlines and other commitments with healthy living can seem impossible. Dieting has definite pros and cons, especially at uni, which...
  • 3 Months In And Our Freshers’ Columnist Is Still Alive

    So, what exactly have I been up to? So many things.  “Ronan, you’re a Uni student now, you can do it all.  Everything and anything” But other stuff too. I’m integrating into University life a bit more: I actually started going to the Poetry and Spoken Word Society after...
  • 2016: Hot Or Not – The Founder

    For many of us, 2015 left a Parks and Recreation shaped hole in our hearts. Right next to it was an even bigger Nick Offerman shaped void. But fear no more, for the great Offerman shall be returning to the big screen in The Founder. Following on from his previous...
  • The Trials and Tribulations of Third Year #5

    Recognise how Natalie is feeling? Comment below and let us know! There are plenty of things about third year that I don’t like, but the biggest thing is that I’m always acutely aware that lurking just around the corner is graduation. Feeling sentimental on my 21st birthday I began to realise...
  • My Sri Lankan Foodie Experience

    This summer I travelled to Sri Lanka for what turned out to be a trip that would change my mind about a lot of things – spiced cuisine being no exception. I taught some wonderful children, rode an elephant, made some brilliant friends and consumed at least two curries...