By Sinéad Walsh It’s difficult for me to believe; my first year of college is already over. After endless hours of study and stress to get to where I wanted to be, the past year in Galway seems to have flown by in the blink of an eye. A whirlwind of cherished memories, of good and bad days, of learning new things and the life lessons that inevitably come along with my … [Read more...] about First year of college: life lessons and more to come
By Alice O'Donnell Water bottles in room Seriously, this is my golden rule. It doesn’t sound like much, but the relief in waking up with a, er, slight headache in the morning, and need only stretch out your arm to grab some water is indescribable. No matter if you’re staying in digs or Corrib, sometimes serious dehydration is preferable to the prospect of having to face … [Read more...] about Things every first year should know
By Niamh Casey Ask yourself, how many times a day would you see someone wearing a branded hoodie, or see a post online, be it Facebook or Instagram, where someone is on a luxurious holiday? If you were to count, the number would probably be quite high. This new “flex culture” has become very prevalent nowadays, which spurs the question; is it a healthy form of … [Read more...] about Flex Culture
By Sophie Kavanagh A repeat exam is, undoubtedly, every student’s nightmare. Not only a summer cut short, but an irritating dread looming over you throughout. Not to mention the €295 fee. There is much conflict as to whether this fee is fair. For the trying student, I struggle to encourage the implementation of the fee. As we all know, anyone can be subject to a bad day in … [Read more...] about Is the repeat exam fee fair?
By Rachel Garvey There are two types of people that live in Galway; the ones who attend Galway’s Race Week every year and the ones who have never attended Race Week. I am one of those few people who have never attended Race Week. I’m really not bothered though, I feel like I’m not missing much anyway. Yes, I did grow up with horses and was a showjumper by the age of nine, … [Read more...] about Hooves, heels & gambling: a good combination?