Singing for help, millennials and the music of depression

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‘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 […]

Diary of a Final Year: What to do when you’ve got no boo

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Ever since the great philosopher Rihanna claimed she “found love in a hopeless place”, I’ve been wondering where that was. And after four years here, I think I am qualified to say that no – it was not NUI Galway. Of course, we’ve all gained a plethora of knowledge since our first days here at […]

Eoin Drones: A new age of hypocrisy

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Doublethink: ‘The acceptance of contrary opinions or beliefs at the same time, especially as a result of political indoctrination.’ The staggering hypocrisy of modern political discourse has been laid bare by a series of tumultuous events over the Christmas period, blighting my ability to gleefully tear the wrapping paper off of yet another Lynx Africa […]

Swapping liner for lip filler: the Kylie Jenner effect

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Kylie Jenner said that 2016 would be the year for ‘realising stuff’ and there’s certainly one thing the world has realised about her – the power of her influence on all things beauty.  Along with the rest of the Jenner-Kardashian clan and associated figures such as Gigi Hadid, Cara Delevgine and Jordyn Woods, she has […]

Eoin Drones: Scholastic Seclusion

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When Vera Brittain, the acclaimed author of Testament of Youth coined the term ‘scholastic seclusion’, she had intended it to refer to the isolation she felt being left behind at Oxford while most of her contemporaries had gone off to serve in the Great War. However, scholastic seclusion seems to have a new meaning in […]

#100DaysOfCalories: NUI Galway student fighting cancer with calories

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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 […]

College with a chronic illness

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I have nothing else to give. This thought crosses my mind at least five times during the average college day. Being realistic, every college student probably thinks that around week six of the semester anyway. But for a student with a chronic illness this thought, the concept of giving up, runs much deeper and holds […]

Making a millennial marvel: how two Wisconsin based attorneys gripped a generation with their painstaking pursuit of justice

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It’s a familiarly damp and dismal Sunday evening in Galway city, as a steady stream of vehicles piles its way into the car park of the Black Box Theatre. Spectators young and old, all exuding a similar sense of anticipation, flood the seats of the Galway playhouse as they await the evening’s entertainment. While the […]

Eoin Drones: Media Distraction 101

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First off let me explain the above title by clarifying that this bi-weekly, recurrent column will not be an ongoing tirade against the use of drones in warfare, even though such a column may well be merited. Alas, Eoin Drones is a title that simply refers to my solemn duty as opinion editor of this […]

Francis Cronin: From NUI Galway ‘Tent Boy’ to LA Star

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Former NUI Galway student talks to Sin about college, camping and comedy