By Shauna Mc Hugh Mounting pressure to do well on an assignment is an all too familiar sensation for many of us students, not least of all for the poor souls grasping for their MA. Imagine how much worse that stress would be if this assignment was depended upon to continue a well respected tradition almost three decades long, and to provide funds for a worthy charitable … [Read more...] about ROPES Literary Journal: Fresh new literature for a worthy cause
By Jody Moylan Last week, in the course of tidying my house, two things occurred that may have been incidental; a simple coincidence and nothing more. In the first instance, I found behind my desk a print-out of an essay I’d written last year for an Irish history module on the value, or not, of first-hand accounts as historical sources. I remembered it being an assignment … [Read more...] about Mature Student Diary – Issue 8
By Sadhbh Hendrick Dear Diary, I write this whilst battling self-diagnosed Refresher’s Flu. Symptoms include (but are not exclusive to); mild-severe hoarseness, stark reminiscence and appreciation for ease of nasal inhalation, Amber Leaf-esque coughing etc etc. I’ll be better before I get married, as they say. However, given that marriage rates are expected to drop to … [Read more...] about Final Year Diary – Issue 8
By Saoirse Higgins Ideas on what constitutes a healthy relationship have evolved greatly over the past few centuries. During the middle ages in the Western world, arranged, loveless and abusive marriages were considered the norm. However, in the 21st century we have moved far from this concept. Today, according to the Hall Health Centre, a healthy relationship is made … [Read more...] about Do younger people have healthier relationships?
By Jody Moylan ‘It’s all ahead of you’ is one of the most common (and clichéd) phrases college students will hear. But what, exactly, is ahead of you? I spoke to seven college graduates and mature students about life in the outside world, what they’ve experienced, and most importantly; what they’ve learned. Kevin: I remember walking out of school after … [Read more...] about Tell us what you’ve learned