By Gary Elbert In an ideal world, every student attending NUI Galway would be housed in affordable and well-maintained accommodation, where tenant rights are respectfully adhered to by dignified and regulated landlords. In this fantasy setting, no student is left scrambling desperately for the most rudimentary and unhygienic lodgings days before semester one begins. In … [Read more...] about Opinion: Are students who work at a disadvantage to those who don’t?
An estimated 687,000 Rohingya refugees have fled savage violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, and crossed into neighbouring Bangladesh since 25 August 2017. On this day, a military crackdown erupted in response to an initial attack against the oppressive police force by Rohingyas insurgents. The Rohingyas are an ethnic, linguistic and religious minority in Myanmar, a country … [Read more...] about Breaking point: a note on the Rohingya refugee crisis
The time has come to give up on Facebook. It had already taken up too much of our lives and given our info for targeted-marketing, but they’ve finally gone for all-out political manipulation. For anyone not in the know, Facebook has come under a lot of fire for selling users’ information to a company called Cambridge Analytica. In their own words “Cambridge Analytica uses … [Read more...] about OPINION: everyone should stop using Facebook
Facebook – an app we all want to delete sometimes, particularly now that it has emerged that users’ data was passed on to third parties. However there are still reasons to keep this nifty little social network in your pocket. Like many people in this university who aren’t from Galway, you may be living away from your family and friends. You wouldn’t think it feasible to … [Read more...] about OPINION: Facebook has value, we shouldn’t jump ship now
When it was announced that Ireland was to receive the Pope in late August, once again we were reminded of the reality of the ongoing process of Ireland separating Church and State. For decades, Irish citizens have felt the effects of a constitution being filled with heavy church teachings, values and beliefs given a platform so high that it infringes on the choices of people, … [Read more...] about Is there hope for the Pope?