By Katie Barragry It’s fair to say that a very different academic year is in store for students in these unprecedented times. On-campus lectures have been substituted with online learning for most of us. Many students have chosen to live at home while others are commuting to college when needed. Alternatively, others have decided to move back to Galway after a long few … [Read more...] about Covid-19 vs College 2020
By Valerie McHugh It is fair to say that life as we know it has changed astronomically, and for college goers, life has become utterly unrecognisable. Long lectures in stuffy lecture halls and trips along the Quincentenary bridge in the lashing rain have temporarily become a thing of the past, and a significant amount of our college degrees will now be earned … [Read more...] about College & Covid – Getting into the swing of our new ‘normal’
By Sarah Molloy Ireland is known for being a welcoming country full of friendly people whose roots extend all over the world, but do we tend to turn a blind eye to harmful far-right advocacy on our own soil? It is easy to disregard the bigoted content we sometimes see on social media because we’re always told “it comes from a pathetic troll who’s harmless, really they’re … [Read more...] about Is the far right something we should be concerned about in Ireland?
By Donagh Broadrick The conversation around the wearing of masks to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in this country, as well as the wider world has not been without its fair share of controversy. Some claim that masks do not work while others insist they absolutely are essential to keep the curve flattened. Those in Ireland, be they professors such as Dolores Cahill or … [Read more...] about Are some topics above debate?
With rent prices as well as college fees rising every year, is it worth the price of admission for most students? By Aoife Burke There are two arguments here. For and against. I will start with for as I believe college is worth it. I can speak about my own struggles to get here. From graduating from the Athlon Institute of Technology with a higher cert in applied … [Read more...] about Is college worth it?