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10 Incredible Irish YouTubers That You Should Be Following

By Zuzanna Piasek November 20, 2017 (No)
Irish YouTubers are quickly establishing themselves at the fore front of content creation. Not only are they creating high quality videos, but by going on tours and buying mansions, they are like a new kind of celebrity in Irish culture. There are undoubtedly a huge amount of internationally recognised YouTubers from America and the United Kingdom. But we at The Sharpe think it’s important to support the hard working YouTubers that come from home. With that, we’re going to bring you 10 incredible Irish YouTubers that you need to know about and start following. 1. Melanie Murphy Melanie is a lifestyle YouTuber which means she speaks on topics such as […]

We Need To Talk About ‘Ghosting’

By Dean Fitzgerald November 15, 2017 (No)
Long gone are the days of courting a person you fancy for weeks on end, trying desperately to convince them to go out with you. Nowadays, people simply need to download an app, swipe right a few times, and bang! Conversations begin and romance blossoms. Or, maybe a few unsolicited naked photos, whatever takes your fancy. Ease Of Communication With the incredible ease of communication between potential partners also comes the ease of ending those communications. Many young people have experienced it: You’re talking to this person on an app or online, things are going swimmingly. Then suddenly, the messages stop. They leave you on ‘seen’, the ultimate insult. You’re blind […]

6 Massive Upcoming TV Shows that You Need to Know About

By Zuzanna Piasek November 14, 2017 (No)
There is nothing that saddens me more than finishing a TV show, the pain is palpable! But then there is nothing better than starting a brand new TV show. We’re going to give you a taste of some of the most exciting shows that are being released over the new few weeks. From multiple genres and choices you will have the ultimate list. Now you can stop thinking about that one show that ended and start thinking about what your going to watch next. 1. Peaky Blinders (Season 4) This is for all the crime lovers out there. A popular TV drama is coming back to the BBC and Netflix […]

The Trials and Tribulations of Working in Irish Retail

By Olivia Virlan November 9, 2017 (No)
There are a lot of different types of jobs out there, the choice really is endless, but retail still seems to be the one that most people turn to. It all seems like fun and games until your one month in. Then having to deal with the same insignificant things over and over again can become a little bit monotonous and before long you may be looking for a slightly less annoying job. For those that enjoy their jobs in retail, power to you all, you are a rare and beautiful breed! If your weighing up the prospect of taking on a job in Irish retail, then Jen Hatton’s sketch […]

8 Unsigned Irish Bands That Are Turning Heads Right Now

By Zuzanna Piasek October 30, 2017 (No)
If you’re bored listening to the same old mainstream music over and over again, then this is the perfect place for you. Why not dive into some unsigned Irish bands that are turning heads right now. The music range includes lots of genres and if you can’t stop listening, why not check out one of our gig guides? That way you can go support them too! So lets go ahead and dive right in. 1) Empathy Empathy are an alternative rock band, citing bands like Placebo and Interpol as their influences. They are known for their ability to blend delicate and distorted guitar tones and a vocal style similar to […]

Fashion Essentials For Irish Lads This Autumn / Winter Season

By Olivia Virlan October 21, 2017 (No)
A/W fashion has just begun and to say that I’m excited for the next few months would be an understatement. The time in which we don’t necessarily throw away our summer t-shirts, but more so layer on top of them, to keep warm, is a great season for all. Neutral tones and longline fashion is what Autumn/Winter 2017 is all about. Cozy, Colourful and Comfortable Autumn fashion summed up in three words. Who doesn’t love looking nice while being incredibly comfortable and warm. Wherever you’re going and whatever the event, you’ll be sure to turn heads if you keep those three words in mind. Olive green and mustard yellow are […]

The Best Halloween Costumes 2017 & Where To Get Them

By Tahlia Peppard October 17, 2017 (No)
So, it’s that time of year again – Halloween time! Start blowing the cobwebs off those pumpkins and get ready for some fantastic costume ideas. I find that October is always such an interesting month because everyone spends the whole month stressing about what they’re going to be for Halloween and then somehow, on the night, everyone ends up looking amazing anyway! Now, I know some of us, (me in particular), really do struggle with what to dress up as for Halloween, where to get the best costumes and for the best price – so that’s what we’ll be looking at. An Inflatable Chimpanzee Costume Price: €16.03. Buy it here. This costume is […]

10 Cooking Hacks that Every Student Needs to Know

By Olivia Virlan October 15, 2017 (No)
When you move to college, you’re left completely alone and clueless. Oh and guess what, you actually have to start doing things yourself! Students and teenagers often look for the easy way out, therefore cooking hacks are the only way forward. These are ten ingenious cooking hacks that will help any student out in their times of need. HACK 1: Use your old Pringles cans for a perfect airtight spaghetti container Instead of leaving many unemptied pasta boxes lying around your cabinets, empty them all into Pringles cans. This can help keep your pasta good for much longer and it can also spice up your mundane college kitchen. If you’re […]

A Graduate’s Guide to Making Friends In College

By Dean Fitzgerald October 12, 2017 (No)
The beginning of college is exhilarating and terrifying. In the weeks building up to the start of first year, everyone you meet tells you it will be the best time of your young life. Nodding along and muttering something associated with ‘Can’t wait to start!’, the back of your mind niggles away at you – ‘Is college really for me? What if I don’t like my course? What if I can’t make friends?’ This enters almost every prospective student’s mind, so don’t worry too much. In fact, think of it as a positive. Worrying about something is a solid indicator that it holds importance to you. As you frantically think […]

Expectations Versus Reality of an Irish Freshers’ Week

By Olivia Virlan October 2, 2017 (No)
Ah yes, the most awaited week of the year for any college student, old and new. The week in which we all get absolutely hammered, despite the overwhelming amount of work thrown at us. For people starting out college, freshers’ week is seen as a magical time. A stage where in which one can completely forget about the agonising leaving cert they just sat and begin their college life. However, expectations are ALWAYS set quite high and I am not here to disappoint you, but to warn you that freshers’ week is not one big TGIF music video by Katy Perry. The Disappointing First Day From growing up, we all […]

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10 Incredible Irish YouTubers That You Should Be Following

By Zuzanna Piasek November 20, 2017 (No)
Irish YouTubers are quickly establishing themselves at the fore front of content creation. Not only are they creating high quality videos, but by going on tours and buying mansions, they are like a new kind of celebrity in Irish culture. There are undoubtedly a huge amount of internationally recognised YouTubers from America and the United Kingdom. But we at The Sharpe think it’s important to support the hard working YouTubers that come from home. With that, we’re going to bring you 10 incredible Irish YouTubers that you need to know about and start following. 1. Melanie Murphy Melanie is a lifestyle YouTuber which means she speaks on topics such as […]

We Need To Talk About ‘Ghosting’

By Dean Fitzgerald November 15, 2017 (No)
Long gone are the days of courting a person you fancy for weeks on end, trying desperately to convince them to go out with you. Nowadays, people simply need to download an app, swipe right a few times, and bang! Conversations begin and romance blossoms. Or, maybe a few unsolicited naked photos, whatever takes your fancy. Ease Of Communication With the incredible ease of communication between potential partners also comes the ease of ending those communications. Many young people have experienced it: You’re talking to this person on an app or online, things are going swimmingly. Then suddenly, the messages stop. They leave you on ‘seen’, the ultimate insult. You’re blind […]

6 Massive Upcoming TV Shows that You Need to Know About

By Zuzanna Piasek November 14, 2017 (No)
There is nothing that saddens me more than finishing a TV show, the pain is palpable! But then there is nothing better than starting a brand new TV show. We’re going to give you a taste of some of the most exciting shows that are being released over the new few weeks. From multiple genres and choices you will have the ultimate list. Now you can stop thinking about that one show that ended and start thinking about what your going to watch next. 1. Peaky Blinders (Season 4) This is for all the crime lovers out there. A popular TV drama is coming back to the BBC and Netflix […]

The Trials and Tribulations of Working in Irish Retail

By Olivia Virlan November 9, 2017 (No)
There are a lot of different types of jobs out there, the choice really is endless, but retail still seems to be the one that most people turn to. It all seems like fun and games until your one month in. Then having to deal with the same insignificant things over and over again can become a little bit monotonous and before long you may be looking for a slightly less annoying job. For those that enjoy their jobs in retail, power to you all, you are a rare and beautiful breed! If your weighing up the prospect of taking on a job in Irish retail, then Jen Hatton’s sketch […]

8 Unsigned Irish Bands That Are Turning Heads Right Now

By Zuzanna Piasek October 30, 2017 (No)
If you’re bored listening to the same old mainstream music over and over again, then this is the perfect place for you. Why not dive into some unsigned Irish bands that are turning heads right now. The music range includes lots of genres and if you can’t stop listening, why not check out one of our gig guides? That way you can go support them too! So lets go ahead and dive right in. 1) Empathy Empathy are an alternative rock band, citing bands like Placebo and Interpol as their influences. They are known for their ability to blend delicate and distorted guitar tones and a vocal style similar to […]

Fashion Essentials For Irish Lads This Autumn / Winter Season

By Olivia Virlan October 21, 2017 (No)
A/W fashion has just begun and to say that I’m excited for the next few months would be an understatement. The time in which we don’t necessarily throw away our summer t-shirts, but more so layer on top of them, to keep warm, is a great season for all. Neutral tones and longline fashion is what Autumn/Winter 2017 is all about. Cozy, Colourful and Comfortable Autumn fashion summed up in three words. Who doesn’t love looking nice while being incredibly comfortable and warm. Wherever you’re going and whatever the event, you’ll be sure to turn heads if you keep those three words in mind. Olive green and mustard yellow are […]

The Best Halloween Costumes 2017 & Where To Get Them

By Tahlia Peppard October 17, 2017 (No)
So, it’s that time of year again – Halloween time! Start blowing the cobwebs off those pumpkins and get ready for some fantastic costume ideas. I find that October is always such an interesting month because everyone spends the whole month stressing about what they’re going to be for Halloween and then somehow, on the night, everyone ends up looking amazing anyway! Now, I know some of us, (me in particular), really do struggle with what to dress up as for Halloween, where to get the best costumes and for the best price – so that’s what we’ll be looking at. An Inflatable Chimpanzee Costume Price: €16.03. Buy it here. This costume is […]

10 Cooking Hacks that Every Student Needs to Know

By Olivia Virlan October 15, 2017 (No)
When you move to college, you’re left completely alone and clueless. Oh and guess what, you actually have to start doing things yourself! Students and teenagers often look for the easy way out, therefore cooking hacks are the only way forward. These are ten ingenious cooking hacks that will help any student out in their times of need. HACK 1: Use your old Pringles cans for a perfect airtight spaghetti container Instead of leaving many unemptied pasta boxes lying around your cabinets, empty them all into Pringles cans. This can help keep your pasta good for much longer and it can also spice up your mundane college kitchen. If you’re […]

A Graduate’s Guide to Making Friends In College

By Dean Fitzgerald October 12, 2017 (No)
The beginning of college is exhilarating and terrifying. In the weeks building up to the start of first year, everyone you meet tells you it will be the best time of your young life. Nodding along and muttering something associated with ‘Can’t wait to start!’, the back of your mind niggles away at you – ‘Is college really for me? What if I don’t like my course? What if I can’t make friends?’ This enters almost every prospective student’s mind, so don’t worry too much. In fact, think of it as a positive. Worrying about something is a solid indicator that it holds importance to you. As you frantically think […]

Expectations Versus Reality of an Irish Freshers’ Week

By Olivia Virlan October 2, 2017 (No)
Ah yes, the most awaited week of the year for any college student, old and new. The week in which we all get absolutely hammered, despite the overwhelming amount of work thrown at us. For people starting out college, freshers’ week is seen as a magical time. A stage where in which one can completely forget about the agonising leaving cert they just sat and begin their college life. However, expectations are ALWAYS set quite high and I am not here to disappoint you, but to warn you that freshers’ week is not one big TGIF music video by Katy Perry. The Disappointing First Day From growing up, we all […]

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