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  • NUIG v GMIT: meet the coach and fighters

    Fifteen students in NUI Galway will step into the ring with fifteen students from GMIT for a long-anticipated charity boxing showdown tonight in the Radisson Blu at 8pm. As the big night drew closer last week, SIN went along to a training session to meet those taking part. For the majority of the students in… [Read more…]

    NUIG v GMIT: meet the coach and fighters
  • Halloween: The origins of our divilish fun

    Halloween is among a student’s favourite time of year, providing a well-deserved midterm excuse to dress up, go to parties and get up to general divilment. It’s the one night of the year where you can cover yourself in fake blood, glitter or green body paint and no one will look twice because, hey, they… [Read more…]

    Halloween: The origins of our divilish fun
  • Leideanna taistil: don lucht siúil scaipthe

    Chun an fhírinne a insint, is féidir liom a bheith an-scaipthe ag amanna, caillim mo chuid rudaí, déanaim dearmad ar mo chuid rudaí agus ní féidir liom treoracha a leanúint chun mo shaol a shábháil. Ar ndóigh, d’fhéadfadh sé seo a bheith ina mhíbhuntáiste nuair a bhíom ag taistil, ach thar na blianta d’fhorbair mé… [Read more…]

    Leideanna taistil: don lucht siúil scaipthe
  • Floating student accommodation: a bizarre solution to the student housing crisis?

    Winters Property Management and Bibby Maritime are discussing the option of bringing two barges into Galway harbour to house up to 400 students, according to Galway Bay FM. This rather unusual form of housing could prove very effective in trying to combat the shortage of accommodation for students. While unorthodox from an Irish perspective, barges… [Read more…]

    Floating student accommodation: a bizarre solution to the student housing crisis?
  • Meeting the guys and dolls of GUMS

    There’s so much to do and be a part of on campus at NUI Galway, it’s nearly impossible to keep track of it all. One of the many, many talented societies on campus GUMS, the university’s musical society, held auditions recently for their production of The Producers in February. SIN got a glimpse of all… [Read more…]

    Meeting the guys and dolls of GUMS

News

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The gloves are off: NUI Galway to take on rivals GMIT in charity boxing event

Forget McGregor and Mayweather, the showdown of the season is set to take place at the end of this … [Read More...]

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One in six without accommodation as semester begins

A survey of NUI Galway students has found that one in six participants had not found accommodation … [Read More...]

NUI Galway President Commits to Fossil Fuel Divestment

NUI Galway further commit to divestment of fossil fuels

NUI Galway has now committed to divesting in fossil fuels following the hard work and focus of some … [Read More...]

Editor’s Recommendation

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Singing for help, millennials and the music of depression

‘It’s our party we can do what we want. It’s our party we can say what we want. It’s our party we can love who we want, we can kiss who we want, we can see who we want.’ These lyrics come from Miley Cryus’ renowned classic, We Can’t Stop. Aside from being a catchy summer anthem, this song belied a sense of consequence-less narcissism that accurately sums up the general mood … [Read More...]

Features

2017-11-07 20.45.56

NUIG v GMIT: meet the coach and fighters

Fifteen students in NUI Galway will step into the ring with fifteen students from GMIT for a long-anticipated charity boxing showdown tonight in the Radisson Blu at 8pm. As the big night drew closer last week, SIN went along to a training session to meet those taking part. For the majority of the students in […]

Fashion

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Plus Size Models: A response to Donal O’Shea’s interview with The Sunday Independent

Irish Professor Donal O’Shea (Ireland’s leading obesity expert) has spoken out recently against the ‘plus size revolution’ in modelling. Twenty-seven ‘plus size’ models were seen on the catwalks during New York fashion week this year, the most in the event’s history. O’Shea puts forward the viewpoint that ‘curvy’ models are sending out the wrong message […]

Entertainment

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Meeting Galway singer-songwriter Paddy Finnegan

If you’re in any way attuned to Galway’s much-celebrated street entertainment, you’ll undoubtedly be familiar with one of its more prominent voices Paddy Finnegan, singer-song writer from Rush, Co Dublin. With eyes closed, Paddy regularly carries Shop Street to an almost cinematographic realm where he himself is out of focus. The 23-year old guitar-player blends […]

Today’s Highlight

2017-11-07 20.45.56

NUIG v GMIT: meet the coach and fighters

Fifteen students in NUI Galway will step into the ring with fifteen students from GMIT for a long-anticipated charity boxing showdown tonight in the Radisson Blu at 8pm. As the big night drew closer last week, SIN went along to a training session to meet those taking part. For the majority of the students in both colleges, it is their first time taking part in any form of martial arts. … [Read More...]

Opinion

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Are we feelin’ repealin’?

2016 was the year where the impossible became possible. Beloved celebrities believed to be around for years to come passed away. Brexit was passed in a referendum. And a public misogynists became President of arguably the most powerful country in the world. These were results many did not expect. It seems that the quieter voter, […]

Lifestyle

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Leideanna taistil: don lucht siúil scaipthe

Chun an fhírinne a insint, is féidir liom a bheith an-scaipthe ag amanna, caillim mo chuid rudaí, déanaim dearmad ar mo chuid rudaí agus ní féidir liom treoracha a leanúint chun mo shaol a shábháil. Ar ndóigh, d’fhéadfadh sé seo a bheith ina mhíbhuntáiste nuair a bhíom ag taistil, ach thar na blianta d’fhorbair mé […]

Sports

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NUI Galway Ladies crowned All-Ireland soccer champions

NUI Galway’s Ladies soccer team comprehensively overcame University of Limerick 4-1 – claiming the League Cup title off the back of an impressive final day performance, with a strong Galway WFC representation among the squad. Twelve months prior to this triumph on the same turf, the ‘Galway Girls’ overcame IT Carlow in a dramatic penalty […]