The Most Read Articles of 2016

For the second-ever year, The University Times surpassed one million unique readers in a calendar year, with stories from elections to society guests.

Have Yourself a Scary Little Christmas: A History of the Christmas Ghost Story Tradition

From The Turn of the Screw to A Christmas Carol, the season has always been a favourite setting for ghost stories.
By Hazel O’Brien

Lethal Weapon, Spotlight and the Films that Turn Christmas Upside Down

Anti-Christmas films often ignore the typical themes of peace and love in favour of something darker and often more interesting.
By Eoghan O’Morain

Is There Any Room At The Inn?

For many, Christmas isn't warm fires and Midnight Mass. The Pizza Sunday Club is a charity providing pizza, clothing and a sense of community to homeless people during the festive season.
By John Bethell and Charles Croome-Carroll

Winter in Toronto, New York’s Clean Little Sister

A true melting pot of cultures, Toronto has managed to maintain a sense of untouched nature in a city that also charges into the future.
By Katie Meegan

Trump’s Victory Should Not Normalise His Rhetoric, Nor Legitimise His Politics

Donald Trump's negative rhetoric could spell the end of western security policy, but its continued presence shouldn't just become white noise.
By Simon Foy

Platonic Passion: Redefining the Date With GirlCrew

Possibly the most compassionate friending service going, GirlCrew also emphasises the uniqueness of female friendship, Catey Clarkson finds.
By Catey Clarkson

Progressive Politics and the Problem of the Left

Social Democrats Councillor Gary Gannon talks about the party's future and how it communicates its aims, something made all the more important in a world turning toward the right.
By Sinéad Baker

ROMES and the Building of an Irish/Canadian Music Empire

With their first EP already released, ROMES continues to gain popularity, backed by well-crafted anthems and a keen sense of brotherhood.
By Killian Barry

Two Men in a Bed: the Story of Mattress Mick

Hugh Mitchell visits Michael Flynn and Paul Kelly, the men behind Mattress Mick, now a renowned Dublin character and a symbol of reinvention.
By Hugh Mitchell