By Darren Casserly With the semester coming to an end and exams unfortunately around the corner, it seems like a great time to distract ourselves with Christmas. I like Christmas, but I’m not the kind of person who’ll put up their tree right after Halloween. Even now it feels strange writing this in early November but it’s the last issue before Christmas, and everyone loves … [Read more...] about First year diaries: Christmas cheer and exam fear
By Aileen O’Leary Welcome to the last instalment of the Final Year Diaries 2018! I will be back next semester for more insights into final year life, but for now, I’ll be signing off until our next issue in a few weeks’ time. I am a little sad that we’ve reached our last issue for the semester, but it also means a much needed break is right around the corner, right after … [Read more...] about Final Year Diaries: It’s beginning to look a lot like exam season
Le Quinton Beck Bail ó Dhia oraibh, a lucht léite dhílis. Nach bhfuil muid go léir ag súil go mór leis na Toghcháin Eorpacha (toghchán Fheisirí Pharlaimint na hEorpa) atá socruithe don 23 - 26 Bealtaine 2019? Tá neart comhrá faoi le cloisteáil go fóill—go háirithe scéalta chailleach an uafáis maidir le teacht i dtreise na bpáirtithe náisiúnaíocha Eoraiscepteacha agus … [Read more...] about Fáilte roimh an gcéad Spitzenkandidat eile!
By Fae McNamara Irish children are experiencing mental health issues just as much as adults. While this may be an unpleasant concept to accept, recent studies have shown that there is an increase in primary school children experiencing mental health issues, along with the recent surge in children aged four to ten turning to self - harm as an outlet for emotional … [Read more...] about The mental health of our nation’s children is faltering and they have nowhere to turn
By Áine Kenny Exams are fast approaching, as is the sense of impending doom. When should we start studying? Are we already behind? What if the question that comes up every year doesn’t come up this year, in some cruel twist of fate? Do we need more continuous assessment, and fewer exams? However, weirdly enough, some students do better in exams than they do in continuous … [Read more...] about It’s the most wonderful time of the year (after exams)