By Owen Kennedy With Christmas slowly but surely creeping up, it’s almost time to binge on the cinematic classics we hold close to our hearts. But what ones are a cut above a lot, and I mean a lot, of the commercialised garbage that gets released? These 10 films may be enough to fill you with a sense of holiday cheer. The Night Before (2015) Starring Seth Rogen, … [Read more...] about The 10 Greatest Christmas Movies Countdown
By Owen Kennedy The NUI Galway Swimming, Water Polo and Lifesaving club is one of the most prominent clubs in the college. After winning Club of the Year last year, Padraic Toomey now commands the club and is hoping to reach new heights. What got you interested in the club in the first place? I’ve always had an interest in swimming and I did competitive swimming from … [Read more...] about Club spotlight: NUI Galway Swimming, Water Polo and Lifesaving club making a splash on campus
By Owen Kennedy The kayaking club has a proud and extensive history within the college, spanning over 40 years since its foundation in 1978. Today, the club is captained by Carey Georgius and she has high hopes. What got you interested in the club in the first place? So even before I came to NUIG, I’d looked at all the clubs and all their different pages. I’d seen the … [Read more...] about Club spotlight: NUIG Kayaking
By Owen Kennedy On 29 May 2018, University of Maryland defensive lineman Jordan McNair was participating in a pre-season workout with his teammates. According to reports, the workout was described as “light” by the conditioning staff and began at 4pm. The team were in the middle of sprints and according to eyewitnesses, McNair could barely stand up after his 10th sprint and … [Read more...] about Fallout from tragedy: is overtraining a serious health risk?
It seems somewhat surreal that we were hit with such a monstrous volume of snow during the end of February and beginning of March when Storm Emma made landfall and covered the entire country in snow. As expected, we were barely able to cope, and the entire country was essentially put into a state of panic. Airports were closed, shops were open for limited hours, and the less … [Read more...] about The heroes and saviours of Ireland’s big chill