Songs of Loss

Written by Artemis Walsh Music affects us. I don’t think that’s a controversial statement. But there are times when certain songs connect to a very unplanned and unexpected feeling. When my best friend committed suicide, it threw me onto the rocks. I had lost not only my closest friend, but my shoulder to cry on,…

The Fate of the 8th

Written by Artemis Walsh Editorial Note: This was written pre-vote, and we decided to keep it in its original form while including an Addendum at the end.  On May 25, 2018, millions of Irish people will go to the polls to vote in a referendum on the most contentious topic in Irish politics this decade:…

The Starving Stones

Written by Artemis Walsh [Trigger warning: Eating disorder] When I have a spare hour before an afternoon class, or some time after a class, I walk around Saint Stephens Green, one of Ireland’s main parks. The treecover is thick. The leaves cast green shadows. On each corner of the park, there stands a statue or…

Cripple Punk

Over the past year and a half, a new internet community has formed—“Cripple Punk”. However, the movement has nothing to do with The Ramones or The Sex Pistols—it was created by disabled people for disabled people, but like punk music, it’s anti-establishment and rejects mainstream ideas. It was started by young blogger named Tyler T….