College campuses around the globe have long been hot-beds of political movements, from Kent State’s anti-war protests to more recent marriage equality campaigns in Irish third-level institutions. Graduate historian, academic researcher and associate lecturer Dr Steve Conlon has completed academic research on the history of the Irish student movement and its role in the public … [Read more...] about Young people “passionate about resolving issues” a force to be reckoned with
Forget McGregor and Mayweather, the showdown of the season is set to take place at the end of this semester when NUI Galway students step into the ring with GMIT for charity. There will be 15 fights in total, with Student Union President Lorcán Ó Maoileannaigh also taking on his GMIT counterpart Mark O’Brien at the event held in the Radisson Blu Hotel. Lorcán told SIN he … [Read more...] about The gloves are off: NUI Galway to take on rivals GMIT in charity boxing event
Free speech is important. It’s a cornerstone of democracy and should be a right that all are entitled to. While the topic of free speech is more contentious in the U.S, where it’s built into their constitutional rights, it is a universal issue and one that has come to light here in Ireland recently. In a recent poll on Claire Byrne Live, 65% of those questioned did not … [Read more...] about Free speech vs hate speech: Where’s the line?
This is a new feature Equality Matters that aims to bring you stories from all over campus, the likes of which you might not hear all that frequently. The idea is that these pieces will deal with how people may experience college differently, possible challenges and discrimination they may face and how we can all help make this campus a more accepting place! … [Read more...] about Equality Matters: GiG Soc host first ever Bisexuality Visibility week
It’s 12.40pm on Friday afternoon, and my editor Jess and I are brisk-walking into college from the Blackbox theatre car park after failing to find a spot amidst the university open day rush. … [Read more...] about Being transgender, web comics and mini-muffins: a chat with cartoonist Sophie Labelle