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  • Cheap and cheerful ways to cope with the cold

    December is now upon us and with it comes an inevitable drop in temperature. Whether you live for the beach and the heat of the sun, or love nothing more than a woolly jumper and the crunch of snow under your feet, you must admit that Galway city can be absolutely bitterly cold in winter.… [Read more…]

    Cheap and cheerful ways to cope with the cold
  • What does a Trump Presidency mean for climate change?

    Somehow it’s happened – Donald Trump has been elected as the 45th President of the United States and the world has been left reeling from the news this morning. There is of course the very human and very local impact of this result for America. Not only has the country emerged deeply divided this morning,… [Read more…]

    What does a Trump Presidency mean for climate change?
  • How to get your dog fix in college

    Every student dog owner has been there at least once. You’re getting your possessions together on a Sunday evening for the journey back to Galway. In the midst of grabbing your washing, getting a few frozen dinners from Mammy and finishing off an essay due the following day before heading out the door, you do… [Read more…]

    How to get your dog fix in college
  • How to be a morning person

    There is some speculation whether or not morning people are a real thing. I would definitely say that I am one of those people but that doesn’t mean I always find it easy getting out of bed. My ideal morning is getting up early to grab a coffee to bring back to bed with me! Some folk… [Read more…]

    How to be a morning person
  • Three ways to cook sweet potato

    We’re all students. It can be near to impossible to squeeze vegetables into our diets when we’re on a budget, have minimal free time, and absolutely no clue how to even cook in the first place. Generally the go-to is a pack of twenty cent noodles or a few waffles thrown in the oven. This… [Read more…]

    Three ways to cook sweet potato

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#100DaysOfCalories: NUI Galway student fighting cancer with calories

A former NUI Galway student and section editor of SIN has launched a campaign to raise money for charity after undergoing aggressive chemotherapy to treat his own cancer. 25-year-old Conor Lane was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma, a rare bone cancer most commonly presenting in children and teenagers, in May 2016. Since then, he has gone […]

News

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USI praise Irish universities for continuation of consent education

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) last week praised third level institutes across Ireland for introducing consent classes for students, with which the main aim is to normalise speech around consent and encourage people to know their rights around bodily autonomy. As USI launches their 2016 Sexual Health and Guidance (SHAG) week, they are […]

Features

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Is free third-level education possible in Ireland?

While typing the headline for this article, I stopped for a moment. Why am I questioning something which everybody I’ve talked to agrees with? We, as students, desire a third level education which provides us with career opportunities and without the burden of high fees each year. Past students faced the hike in student fees […]

Entertainment

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SIN Book Club Review: Asking For It by Louise O’Neill

Please read this book. Every woman and every man whether you think you understand consent or not should give it a try. Louise O’Neill painstakingly conveys the culture of victim-blaming, social media and the stigma surrounding sexual assault. The novel follows an eighteen-year-old girl who is raped, pictures of which are published online spurring on […]

Today’s Highlight

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Examinations 101

Exams start tomorrow and that means it is time to prepare. Here are a few tips on how to make sure you have everything you need for exams. What to bring to an exam: Your student card – there is a €25 fine if you do not have this on you for each exam Pens […]

Campus

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Equality Matters: GiG Soc host first ever Bisexuality Visibility week

This is a new feature Equality Matters that aims to bring you stories from all over campus, the likes of which you might not hear all that frequently. The idea is that these pieces will deal with how people may experience college differently, possible challenges and discrimination they may face and how we can all […]

Lifestyle

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Winter Wanderlust

With the stress of exams looming, many students are faced with two options: accept a fate of libo-cops, library baes and the blinding low sun of Hardiman’s second floor; or run a mile. Without condoning the second option, there are ways you can make the most of your desertion, meaning you can get it all […]

Sports

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Keegan a positive choice as new Galway United boss

There may have been some controversy in the manner of his arrival from the now relegated Wexford Youths, but it’s easy to see why Shane Keegan will quickly move past all that as he aims to get his Galway United troops geared up for the 2017 League of Ireland season. The 34-year-old arrives on Corribside […]

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katniss

Examinations 101

Exams start tomorrow and that means it is time to prepare. Here are a few tips on how to make sure you have everything you need for exams. What to bring to an exam: Your student card – there is a €25 fine if you do not have this on you for each exam Pens – black or blue – and have back-ups just in case one … [Read More...]

askingforit

SIN Book Club Review: Asking For It by Louise O’Neill

Please read this book. Every woman and every man whether you think you understand consent or not should give it a try. Louise O’Neill painstakingly conveys the culture of victim-blaming, social media and the stigma surrounding sexual assault. The novel follows an eighteen-year-old girl who is raped, pictures of which are … [Read More...]

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Is free third-level education possible in Ireland?

While typing the headline for this article, I stopped for a moment. Why am I questioning something which everybody I’ve talked to agrees with? We, as students, desire a third level education which provides us with career opportunities and without the burden of high fees each year. Past students faced the hike in student fees … [Read More...]

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Cheap and cheerful ways to cope with the cold

December is now upon us and with it comes an inevitable drop in temperature. Whether you live for the beach and the heat of the sun, or love nothing more than a woolly jumper and the crunch of snow under your feet, you must admit that Galway city can be absolutely bitterly cold in winter. Don’t despair however, we at SIN … [Read More...]

Conor with girlfriend Elisa.

#100DaysOfCalories: NUI Galway student fighting cancer with calories

A former NUI Galway student and section editor of SIN has launched a campaign to raise money for charity after undergoing aggressive chemotherapy to treat his own cancer. 25-year-old Conor Lane was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma, a rare bone cancer most commonly presenting in children and teenagers, in May 2016. Since then, … [Read More...]