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  • NUI Galway Students’ Union urges students to be cautious while house-hunting

    The first round of CAO Offers will be issued next Monday, and thousands of students across the country will now find themselves looking for accommodation for the 2018/19 academic year. Housing for NUI Galway students has been an issue in the past. A lack of rent control for purpose-built student accommodation sparked the Cúirt Shakedown… [Read more…]

    NUI Galway Students’ Union urges students to be cautious while house-hunting
  • Only worth it if you’re perfect: why L’Oreal’s attitude is damaging to us all

    Last month, beauty blogger Kadeeja Khan, aka @emeraldxbeauty on Instagram, claimed she was fired from a L’Oréal project for having “skin issues”, according to their statement. Khan was understandably distraught when she was informed of the bad news via email. She called out L’Oréal publicly on Instagram, saying “I’m already use to ‘trolls’ trying &… [Read more…]

    Only worth it if you’re perfect: why L’Oreal’s attitude is damaging to us all
  • Fans flock to delete Snapchat alongside their Idols

    Snapchat has been one of the most popular social media platforms since its launch in 2011. But in the past few months its reputation has plummeted, with a landslide of user’s reverence for the instant photo messaging diminished to the point of actual deletion. Snapchat’s recent update certainly may have damaged the app’s reputation, with… [Read more…]

    Fans flock to delete Snapchat alongside their Idols
  • De Bruyne and Salah neck and neck in Player of the Year battle

    In recent times, an unusual trend in football fandom has ascended into prominence. Instead of supporting a club some people now opt to follow their favourite players, in some cases with an almost religious zeal. A quick browse through Twitter and you will find Messi Maniacs, Ronaldo Royalists and even the occasional Neymarite all steadfastly… [Read more…]

    De Bruyne and Salah neck and neck in Player of the Year battle
  • Clarifications: Dear Ireland, the world is watching

    It’s a funny thing to feel completely prepared to live abroad. Then realize after saving for years, buying outlet converters, and booking a plane ticket across the Atlantic that you forgot about one thing: contraception. Four days before I left the country to study abroad at NUI Galway, I was watching Irish documentaries. It was… [Read more…]

    Clarifications: Dear Ireland, the world is watching

News

NUI Galway Students’ Union urges students to be cautious while house-hunting

The first round of CAO Offers will be issued next Monday, and thousands of students across the … [Read More...]

NUIG refunds fees to students after complaints over course quality upheld

NUI Galway will refund an entire year worth of tuition fees to current third and fourth year … [Read More...]

#CúirtShakedown: students protest €1000 rent hike

Over 400 NUI Galway students marched in protest of escalating rent rates today 8 May, as management … [Read More...]

Editor’s Recommendation

NUIG refunds fees to students after complaints over course quality upheld

NUI Galway will refund an entire year worth of tuition fees to current third and fourth year students on their BA Connect with Journalism course after students' complaints about the organisation of the course during the third year of the programme were upheld. The refund was confirmed to students on Monday last week 23 July, after a Student Complaints Board met in June and found that … [Read More...]

Features

Fans flock to delete Snapchat alongside their Idols

Snapchat has been one of the most popular social media platforms since its launch in 2011. But in the past few months its reputation has plummeted, with a landslide of user’s reverence for the instant photo messaging diminished to the point of actual deletion. Snapchat’s recent update certainly may have damaged the app’s reputation, with […]

Fashion

Only worth it if you’re perfect: why L’Oreal’s attitude is damaging to us all

Last month, beauty blogger Kadeeja Khan, aka @emeraldxbeauty on Instagram, claimed she was fired from a L’Oréal project for having “skin issues”, according to their statement. Khan was understandably distraught when she was informed of the bad news via email. She called out L’Oréal publicly on Instagram, saying “I’m already use to ‘trolls’ trying & […]

Entertainment

From Gdynia to Galway: SIN meets singer-songwriter Agu

Growing up in a generation where many refuse to answer the door without a warning text, it’s pleasantly surprising when Polish-born musician Agu rejects a café meeting in favour of a fireside tête-à-tête. I’ll soon find out she’s no stranger to playing MC; she used to host live music in her living room to promote […]

Today’s Highlight

NUI Galway Students’ Union urges students to be cautious while house-hunting

The first round of CAO Offers will be issued next Monday, and thousands of students across the country will now find themselves looking for accommodation for the 2018/19 academic year. Housing for NUI Galway students has been an issue in the past. A lack of rent control for purpose-built student accommodation sparked the Cúirt Shakedown protests back in May. The students were protesting … [Read More...]

Opinion

Breaking point: a note on the Rohingya refugee crisis

An estimated 687,000 Rohingya refugees have fled savage violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, and crossed into neighbouring Bangladesh since 25 August 2017. On this day, a military crackdown erupted in response to an initial attack against the oppressive police force by Rohingyas insurgents. The Rohingyas are an ethnic, linguistic and religious minority in Myanmar, a […]

Lifestyle

Only worth it if you’re perfect: why L’Oreal’s attitude is damaging to us all

Last month, beauty blogger Kadeeja Khan, aka @emeraldxbeauty on Instagram, claimed she was fired from a L’Oréal project for having “skin issues”, according to their statement. Khan was understandably distraught when she was informed of the bad news via email. She called out L’Oréal publicly on Instagram, saying “I’m already use to ‘trolls’ trying & […]

Sports

De Bruyne and Salah neck and neck in Player of the Year battle

In recent times, an unusual trend in football fandom has ascended into prominence. Instead of supporting a club some people now opt to follow their favourite players, in some cases with an almost religious zeal. A quick browse through Twitter and you will find Messi Maniacs, Ronaldo Royalists and even the occasional Neymarite all steadfastly […]