By Alice O’Donnell 3 November. US Election Day. I had the day meticulously planned out. Late to bed the night before, then late to rise, classwork followed by a nap between midnight to 3am, and then awake for the results that would inevitably fly in. Bed at 6am, and up for my 10am class. Easy-peasy. Naturally, planning a day always goes more smoothly than the actual … [Read more...] about How American politics affect Ireland
By Diarmaid Hehir As you’ve no doubt been told in a thousand different ways by a thousand different people, 2020 is far from a normal year. It’s probably not as apocalyptic as some on the internet would have us believe, but its still a pretty crazy year. There’s a war between Armenia and Azerbaijan, a wild American election brimming with anger and emotion and the … [Read more...] about Out of Danger Out of Touch
By Mareen Breslin By now, everyone is well-acquainted with the notion of working remotely and learning remotely. Since March 2020, third level-education has primarily been taught in online form. This has led to mixed responses from students, educators, and policymakers alike. Many students and teachers have complained of a dampened quality of education, and certainly that … [Read more...] about Should lecturers have to pass a digital literacy test for providing lectures?
By Simeon Burke When NUI Galway announced on August 21st that all students must sign a new pledge called the ‘Community Promise’, I suspected immediately that students’ rights were being undermined. As I read through the pledge that fear was entirely confirmed. The requirement that students sign up to following University and Public Health Guidelines, no matter how they … [Read more...] about Ditched ‘Community Promise’ Requirement – a Victory for Students but an Indictment of their Union
By Darren Casserly Opinion Editor It has been a tumultuous start for this current government, with the last 100 days feeling more like 100 years and some ministerial posts having a merry-go-round feeling to them. However, it still is a historic government with what they’ve had to deal with as well as what parties they’ve been made up with. The coalition of Fianna … [Read more...] about This Government may have passed 100 days but, is a Government of the past