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  • 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
  • Is there hope for the Pope?

    When it was announced that Ireland was to receive the Pope in late August, once again we were reminded of the reality of the ongoing process of Ireland separating Church and State. For decades, Irish citizens have felt the effects of a constitution being filled with heavy church teachings, values and beliefs given a platform… [Read more…]

    Is there hope for the Pope?

News

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#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...]

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#IBelieveHer: NUI Galway SU attend rally in solidarity with rape and sexual assault victims

NUI Galway Students' Union attended the 'I Believe Her' rally in Galway on Thursday 29 March to … [Read More...]

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New book launched offering ‘1000 years of career advice’ to graduates

A former NUI Galway student has published a new career advice book for graduates, exploring the … [Read More...]

Editor’s Recommendation

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Coming through the Access course helped me achieve my goals

There has been this question I have kept asking myself lately and that is “Would I do first year all over again?” If I’m honest my answer is still undecided. One part of my mind is wishing I  could do it all over again, to maybe work that bit harder, to read the required readings for law (I’ll put my hands up and say guilty as charged because I never read those readings). The other … [Read More...]

Features

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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

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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

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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

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#CúirtShakedown: students protest €1000 rent hike

Over 400 NUI Galway students marched in protest of escalating rent rates today 8 May, as management at Cúirt na Coiribe student accommodation recently revealed plans to introduce rent increases of up to €1000 for the upcoming academic year of 2018/2019. The protest outside the student accommodation complex was organised by NUI Galway Students’ Union who are determined to fight this 18pc … [Read More...]

Opinion

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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

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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

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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 […]