Category: "Express Editorial"

The sleeping giant kicks and resumes its slumber

s been a long time since we had a more interesting news week for UCC, Cork or Ireland for that matter than the one which kicked off November. Starting with various reports on the registration fee, we saw the largest student march since the sixties on Wednesday marred by unnecessary violence by both protestors and Gardaí.

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Through adversity rises greatness

Recent news of wales beaching themselves proved for rather tragic viewing. The Free Willy ‘Waco’ is a natural occurrence as unique as it may be. While I am furthest from camp superstitious, it appears apt foreshadowing of our future prospects

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Those Were The Days…

Are you ever a small bit nostalgic for the good old days of your childhood, when writing on someone’s wall was usually to mark your height increase and going for drinks meant taking the Capri-Suns out of the fridge? Last month, the Den came to an end and a small part of my childhood memories died with it.

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Something a bit special

Another week. It only seems like yesterday when walking around campus meant staring into the faces of overly-enthusiastic Freshers. It is of course another story at this stage, as that hung-over silence begins to spread itself across campus.

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Cliques not chic

This editorial hopes to encourage those on the fence to fall our way and join the ranks of the Express

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The opening movement

Mike McCarthy describes the sometimes surprising variety and quality of Cork’s music scene.

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Hello, I am John Barker and I choose life!

That’s what I recently wrote on my Facebook page (minus the ‘hi’ – that’s there as a general hello to all readers) and that is exactly what I have to say to you lot as you start your college experience. However I don’t want to bombard you with yet another speech full of ‘wise words’ and stuff, quite simply because I’m hardly Mr. Wisdom himself

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Blessed be the decadent, for they shall inherit the mirth

Congratulations new students of our fine university upon receiving a place in your desired courses (or 5th choice after bargaining with Lucifer). If you are picking out this paper from a goody bag of prophylactics and assorted treats, this is likely your very first encounter with the UCC Express. As your college paper, we aim to bring you news, entertainment and sports coverage on a bi-weekly basis. There is a niche in the paper for most aspects of campus culture and throughout the year we hope to speak or work with as many of you as possible.

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No Journey Is Long With Good Company

Back to college. Three golden words I’ve been waiting to hear. I recently read on a highly reliable and intellectually stimulating source (definitely Facebook) the phrase “whoever said school was the best years of your life obviously never went to college”.

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