Image by Nikolay Georgiev from Pixabay The real world is a scary place. As a child it was a lot easier to dream of one day becoming an astronaut, a ballerina, or a superstar. Nowadays, what was seemingly simple and achievable, has become out of reach and unrealistic. Growing up is learning that hard work is required to make those dreams happen. And … [Read more...] about Does college prepare us for the real world?
Image of the International Court of Justice, from Wikipedia South Africa are accusing Israel of committing genocide against the Palestinian population in Gaza in a landmark trial taking place in the United Nation’s (UN) International Court of Justice (ICJ). The hearing, which began on January 11 in The Hague in the Netherlands, opened with a litany of charges … [Read more...] about South Africa brings Israel before International Court of Justice, accuses Israel of committing genocide
By Scott Stephens Looking back on a year of music is always an odd endeavour. There is an incredibly wild variety of music, and yet when you pay attention to what is going on in the world of music for a whole year, everything looks almost cohesive. Music does not operate in an independent culture, it’s weaved into our lives in so many ways that ends up making us look … [Read more...] about The five best albums of 2023
Image by Pexels from Pixabay The juggernaut of digitisation has brought many technological alternatives to everyday items. Smart watches are now the default in comparison to analogue. iPads and Apple Pens have become a stand in for pen and paper in classrooms and lecture theatres all over the world. So too have books been met by a digital counterpart: the … [Read more...] about Paper versus Pixels: Have Kindles and their convenience replaced the need for physical books?
Image by Bernice Naughton on Ireland's Content Pool Paint dried in a windswept Galway alley—an ugly message of hate scrawled across art. In late October an outdoors photo exhibition of the Galway City Museum depicting famousAmerican rap artists was defaced with racial slurs. Words such as ‘Monkey’ and the N-wordwere reportedly graffitied over photographs of hip-hop stars … [Read more...] about The rise of racism in Ireland