Homemade face masks: what to choose for your skin blues

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As March seizes us for another most likely rainy and miserable month, it seems our skin can be the first one to be affected by the harsh weather. With shallow pockets and skint bank accounts creating a face mask from bits and pieces lying around the kitchen is the easiest and most fun way to […]

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

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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 […]

Movie Review: The Space Between Us

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Oh, I know, I know. Reviewing this movie? During Oscar-worthy-movie season? How dare I? But, alas, I come bearing sense. You’ll all see a gazillion reviews on each of those – shall we say – more accolade-worthy films. What you won’t read is anything on the latest chick flick to bless our screens, and I […]

SU Election result: Students #CountOnLorcán as Ó Maoileannaigh wins the vote

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On Friday 3 March, candidates in the annual NUI Galway Students’ Union election gathered in The View in Áras na Mac Léinn for a tense and suspenseful morning at the all-important count. The election held on Thursday 2 March saw 3,450 students turn out to vote in the university, with 10 spoiled votes making a […]

#Strike4Repeal: 8th Amendment protest held in Galway

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March 8, International Women’s Day saw NUI Galway Femsoc, Pro-Choice Galway, Parents for Choice, and SU and USI representatives march with individuals in favour of repealing the 8th amendment of the Irish constitution in solidarity with protestors across Ireland. Inspired by Black Monday in Poland, this was part of the nationwide call on Irish women […]

Living two lives at once

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Blurred photoshopped lines, carefully chosen emojis, self-directed Snapchat movies – the daily task of managing a virtual self is one that we don’t even think too much about anymore because the use of social media is second nature for our generation. Over the past few years we’ve become accustomed to using it, or at the […]

Lent: Slackers and Hoarders

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Ah, remember Lent as a child? Forty gruelling days of being apart from your beloved confectionary and spending your time missing everything from rich tea biscuits to chocolate layered cake. All this build up just for one Easter Sunday where you can guiltily eat copious amounts of chocolate and no one can say anything (even […]

Confessions of a Provisional Driver

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From what I can imagine, graduating is a funny thing. You leave four years of study behind and replace it with a dramatic cape, a dubiously symbolic hat and a scroll. But not even. You don’t even get to keep the cape and hat. What kind of deal is that? From what I have learned […]

Diary of a Final Year: 20 things I have learned after 4 years of University

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The semicolon is a way of joining two clauses of equal importance to each other; it links ideas together. It’s not to be confused with a comma, a full stop or a colon (This was the first lesson in my Creative Writing class, and I believe it can take you places). Water is the essence […]

Time to REPEAL the use of catchy slogans?

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‘War is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength’ – these are the inherently contradictory political slogans employed by the ruling party in Orwell’s 1984 to keep the proletariat in check. But what do they mean? ‘War is Peace’ implies that constant warfare needs to be waged on far-flung parts of the world in order […]