Festival 101: your fashion essentials

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Half the battle and the fun of festivals is the prep beforehand. Whether you’ve to factor in an Irish drenching or a foreign scorching there are a few festival essentials that cannot be overlooked. They are the electric to your picnic and the sea to your sessions, so may you take note and take with. […]

It’s Feminist, not Feminazi

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Emma Watson has been a household name since she first graced our screens as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series. And perhaps, part of her current public work as a feminist stems from these roots. As the brightest witch of her age, Hermione held her own alongside the chosen one Harry Potter and his […]

Exam Season: Tips and Tricks

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  Aileen O’Leary gives her tips to acing exam season. Timetables With lectures finishing up, you now have more time than ever to get your head in the books. Make every day between now and your exams count by tackling at least two sets of lecture slides a day, or more if you’re feeling particularly […]

Mike McCormack: ‘Ireland’s most criminally-overlooked writer’

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Mike McCormack burst onto the Irish literary scene in 1995 with his debut collection of short stories, Getting it in The Head. Described by Olaf Tyarensen of Hotpress as ‘Ireland’s most criminally-overlooked writer’, McCormack has become a source of pride for NUI Galway. McCormack informs me that he graduated from NUI Galway with a BA […]

Diary of a Final Year: The best decision I made this academic year

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I was lounging in my dressing gown last night, googling pictures of your man that played Nate in The Devil Wears Prada, when I started to think about decisions. You see, Nate was feckin’ gorgeous – with a more dangerous kind of look than the striking James Bond type, he was cute and ordinary looking […]

The left-wing elephant in the room

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Sanctimonious rhetoric is all too prevalent nowadays in a media completely dominated by image. When sifting through a newspaper or online news articles, one does not have to search long before coming across some politically correct outrage over what the layperson may deem as overreacting (observe that someone may be overreacting, and indeed you too […]

The regression to infantilism

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The phrase ‘regression to infantilism’ was first coined by renowned intellectual-cum­-iconoclast Christopher Hitchens on an episode of topical debate show Charlie Rose in 1994. The YouTube upload of this show is doubly important. Upon first viewing, it functions as a how-to on civil discourse that we could all benefit from watching in today’s climate of […]

NUI Galway further commit to divestment of fossil fuels

NUI Galway President Commits to Fossil Fuel Divestment

NUI Galway has now committed to divesting in fossil fuels following the hard work and focus of some earthly-minded students. Last year, the CCAFS (Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security) society submitted a petition of over 1000 signatures. This followed a report undertaken that highlighted that to date the University has invested €3.4 million worth […]

NUI Galway Ladies crowned All-Ireland soccer champions

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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 […]

Seen but not heard? Amal Clooney at the UN

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On 9 March, renowned human rights lawyer Amal Clooney delivered a powerful speech to the UN regarding the plight of the Yazidi people in the wake of Isis’ terrorist crimes.  A highly successful, educated, intelligent and inspiring woman, speaking the day after International Women’s Day to one of the most powerful platforms in the world […]