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  • SIN Book Club: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child preview

    So, I have a confession to make: I am an enormous nerd. Show me a fictional literary world and I am putty in your hands. Give me Middle Earth, take me to Westeros, let me lose myself in Narnia. These are the places of my daydreams. However, if I have to pick one that has… [Read more…]

    SIN Book Club: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child preview
  • Health insurance hikes for international students

    The Health Insurance Authority (HIA) have recently decreed that insurance companies can no longer offer international students, from outside the EU, the affordable and basic health coverage of years gone by. From 3 March, all international students residing in the country for longer than a year must pay for full health coverage, like everyone else.… [Read more…]

    Health insurance hikes for international students
  • The last chance: Final Year reflections

    The gloom-inducing thought of final year sparks a flurry of ‘last chance to-’ activities. It inspires both impromptu pints and late nights in the reading room, is both an excuse and a curse. It involves walking a thin line, savouring the last dregs of student life while also holding tight to your degree for those… [Read more…]

    The last chance: Final Year reflections
  • 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… [Read more…]

    Singing for help, millennials and the music of depression
  • Marching in style

    In a month or so, we will surely have developed an aversion to awards shows and red carpets to last, well, ten months or so. Contrary to what we might think, the greatest red carpet this season was a grey one, walked by hundreds of thousands of women across America and beyond on 21 January.… [Read more…]

    Marching in style

News

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Galway call to legalise medicinal cannabis

On Thursday 26 January, a public meeting was held on the legalisation of medicinal cannabis by … [Read More...]

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Over 1,300 attend smash-hit Akumakon convention on campus

Akumakon is the only anime and manga convention held in the West of Ireland, and took place in a … [Read More...]

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Sugar, spice and all things nice: SHAG week to raise awareness in how to look after your sexual health

The Students’ Union launched their ‘Sweet and Spicy’ SHAG (Sexual Health and Guidance) week … [Read More...]

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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

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The last chance: Final Year reflections

The gloom-inducing thought of final year sparks a flurry of ‘last chance to-’ activities. It inspires both impromptu pints and late nights in the reading room, is both an excuse and a curse. It involves walking a thin line, savouring the last dregs of student life while also holding tight to your degree for those […]

Fashion

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Returning trends: The trends that need to move over into 2017

Where to begin? Although I’m almost certain we can all agree 2016 was a bit of a brutal year, it was kind to the world of fashion, bringing some of the best trends into our lives. Think of these trends as a silver lining in the year of Trump. Here at SIN Fashion we hope […]

Entertainment

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SIN Book Club: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child preview

So, I have a confession to make: I am an enormous nerd. Show me a fictional literary world and I am putty in your hands. Give me Middle Earth, take me to Westeros, let me lose myself in Narnia. These are the places of my daydreams. However, if I have to pick one that has […]

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The last chance: Final Year reflections

The gloom-inducing thought of final year sparks a flurry of ‘last chance to-’ activities. It inspires both impromptu pints and late nights in the reading room, is both an excuse and a curse. It involves walking a thin line, savouring the last dregs of student life while also holding tight to your degree for those final few months, till you’re standing in a square cap in the quadrangle on a … [Read More...]

Opinion

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Health insurance hikes for international students

The Health Insurance Authority (HIA) have recently decreed that insurance companies can no longer offer international students, from outside the EU, the affordable and basic health coverage of years gone by. From 3 March, all international students residing in the country for longer than a year must pay for full health coverage, like everyone else. […]

Lifestyle

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The curse of comparing yourself to others

As a species we’re instinctively on the lookout for constant improvement. It’s part of our most basic workings to want to be better because it maintains our survival. Not only does this apply to each of us as individuals; it creates a kind of competitive streak overall, making us note who’s superior, that is, more […]

Sports

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NUI Galway deserve football league inclusion

Connacht Provincial Council Secretary John Prenty believes the time has come to give colleges the boot from the Connacht senior football league and will bring forward a motion in their annual convention to dismiss NUI Galway, IT Sligo and GMIT from the competition. This is a motion that I am sure will infuriate NUI Galway […]