NUIG v GMIT: meet the coach and fighters

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Fifteen students in NUI Galway will step into the ring with fifteen students from GMIT for a long-anticipated charity boxing showdown tonight in the Radisson Blu at 8pm. As the big night drew closer last week, SIN went along to a training session to meet those taking part. For the majority of the students in […]

Halloween: The origins of our divilish fun

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Halloween is among a student’s favourite time of year, providing a well-deserved midterm excuse to dress up, go to parties and get up to general divilment. It’s the one night of the year where you can cover yourself in fake blood, glitter or green body paint and no one will look twice because, hey, they […]

Leideanna taistil: don lucht siúil scaipthe

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Chun an fhírinne a insint, is féidir liom a bheith an-scaipthe ag amanna, caillim mo chuid rudaí, déanaim dearmad ar mo chuid rudaí agus ní féidir liom treoracha a leanúint chun mo shaol a shábháil. Ar ndóigh, d’fhéadfadh sé seo a bheith ina mhíbhuntáiste nuair a bhíom ag taistil, ach thar na blianta d’fhorbair mé […]

Floating student accommodation: a bizarre solution to the student housing crisis?

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Winters Property Management and Bibby Maritime are discussing the option of bringing two barges into Galway harbour to house up to 400 students, according to Galway Bay FM. This rather unusual form of housing could prove very effective in trying to combat the shortage of accommodation for students. While unorthodox from an Irish perspective, barges […]

Festival 101: your fashion essentials

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Half the battle and the fun of festivals is the prep beforehand. Whether you’ve to factor in an Irish drenching or a foreign scorching there are a few festival essentials that cannot be overlooked. They are the electric to your picnic and the sea to your sessions, so may you take note and take with. […]

The regression to infantilism

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The phrase ‘regression to infantilism’ was first coined by renowned intellectual-cum­-iconoclast Christopher Hitchens on an episode of topical debate show Charlie Rose in 1994. The YouTube upload of this show is doubly important. Upon first viewing, it functions as a how-to on civil discourse that we could all benefit from watching in today’s climate of […]

Seen but not heard? Amal Clooney at the UN

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On 9 March, renowned human rights lawyer Amal Clooney delivered a powerful speech to the UN regarding the plight of the Yazidi people in the wake of Isis’ terrorist crimes.  A highly successful, educated, intelligent and inspiring woman, speaking the day after International Women’s Day to one of the most powerful platforms in the world […]

Ireland without Europe would drown

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Éirexit: it just doesn’t have the same ring to it. For the press, the pundits and portmanteau lovers alike, Éirexit is not going to cut it. Unfortunately, it takes a very acute obsession with wordplay to disregard the possibility of Ireland leaving the EU based on the hashtag alone. For those less linguistically-allured, allow me […]

Saint Paddy? Say that to his face

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Welcome one and all to the most dissolute religious festival in Ireland. I mean, people say Christmas has been commercialised, but at least that’s in the form of giving and receiving gifts – and we’ll all generally pop into the church to say hi to the baby Jesus. But what exactly about aul man Padraig […]

Diary of a Final Year: 20 things I have learned after 4 years of University

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The semicolon is a way of joining two clauses of equal importance to each other; it links ideas together. It’s not to be confused with a comma, a full stop or a colon (This was the first lesson in my Creative Writing class, and I believe it can take you places). Water is the essence […]