By Stevie Buckley The creator of the famous Harry Potter wizarding world, J.K. Rowling, recently revealed some information about Dumbledore that put my childhood into turmoil. As a child, I was gripped by the simplicity of the hero/villain dualism, but it turns out that Dumbledore and his enemy, Gellert Grindelwald, were in a ‘passionate’ sexual relationship in the past of … [Read more...] about Fantastic beasts – the crimes of J.K. Rowling
The rise of K-pop in western society
By Stevie Buckley Nearly everyone in our modern world has heard of K-pop, the South Korean craze taking the world by storm. Be it that you’ve only heard ‘Gangnam Style’ (yes, that’s K-pop), like that ‘Fake Love’ song by BTS, or are a hardcore stan of an obscure group (translation: you like them a lot), you have more than likely had an exposure to K-pop. K-pop has become … [Read more...] about The rise of K-pop in western society
Dear past me
By Stevie Buckley Dear past me, There are a lot of things I’d say I need to tell you about your future, and I’d like to tell you some of them now. Speak to people who are doing the courses you want to do. I can tell you right now that you are going to hate what you think you’re going to love, and love what you think you’ll hate. This is all based on an Open Day, where … [Read more...] about Dear past me
Opinion: They missed out an opportunity by not calling it Popemon Go!
By Stevie Buckley Remember the all-encompassing Pokémon Go hype about two years ago? Well, the hype is back with a similar game, but this time you’re catching saints instead of mythical (and at this stage legendary) creatures. ‘Follow JC Go!’ is a game where you catch saints, collect appearances of the Virgin Mary and collect spirituality (health), food (well, just bread) … [Read more...] about Opinion: They missed out an opportunity by not calling it Popemon Go!
NUI Galway research project celebrates the lived experience of disabled people
By Stevie Buckley The Centre for Disability Law and Policy at NUI Galway has celebrated the completion and launch of its new project ‘The Voices of Individuals: Collectively Exploring Self-determination’ (VOICES). It celebrated the achievement with an exhibition of its edited collection in the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission from 22-24 … [Read more...] about NUI Galway research project celebrates the lived experience of disabled people