OPINION: everyone should stop using Facebook

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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 […]

OPINION: Facebook has value, we shouldn’t jump ship now

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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 […]

Living two lives at once

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Blurred photoshopped lines, carefully chosen emojis, self-directed Snapchat movies – the daily task of managing a virtual self is one that we don’t even think too much about anymore because the use of social media is second nature for our generation. Over the past few years we’ve become accustomed to using it, or at the […]

The real Snapchat story

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Social media is an infinite scroll of humblebrags, naïve politics and insufferable sunset snaps taken somewhere better than wherever you’re reading this from. It is a source of entertainment, envy and enlightenment but is there a point when social media becomes dangerous? Facebook is The Procrastination Station when it comes to student life. It is […]

Eoin Drones: Mass Hysteria

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On Wednesday 26 October, Irish Facebook servers went into overdrive. The cause? A seemingly-innocuous event page for a Sunday mass hosted by a page entitled Sunday Morning Mass on RTE was essentially transformed into a giant millennial forum into which the ‘dankest’ of memes were poured for all to gaze at in wonderment and awe. […]

Lit & Deb hosts social media panel featuring Suey Park

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Over the last decade social media has revolutionised our work, education, personal relationships, and even activism.

Career Advice: Targeting Employers and Companies for Jobs

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Sometimes when looking through the job pages and websites, there is nothing that appeals to your career ambitions. You know your dream job is out there, but it’s not showing up in the listings. So what do you do?

New Spanish Classes Starting Soon

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The spring term at The Spanish Institute starts on the 29th of this month and will offer a variety of Spanish classes for beginner, improver, intermediate, and advanced levels. There are also courses available to children and teenagers including specialised courses for Junior and Leaving Certificate Spanish. The new schedule of classes is available on […]

The Unsocial Social Networking

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The winner of this year’s Academic Writing Competition is Niamh Clarke. Her winning piece was published in issue 12 of Sin, but it only seemed fitting that it was published online too.

GiGSoc Set to Launch Rainbow Week and 1st Ever Rainbow Ball

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GiGSoc [Gay in Galway Society] is delighted to host its second annual Rainbow Week, running from Monday 3 – Saturday 8 February. The week will consist of numerous events to promote LGBTQA presence on campus, culminating in our pinnacle event, NUI Galway’s first ever Rainbow Ball. Rainbow Week strives to express and celebrate the diversity […]