By Darren Casserly In the immortal words of Jim Morrison’s 'This is the End', the one thing I can say about this year is that it flew by. It only feels like yesterday that I was submitting my first diary just hoping that I didn’t screw it up. To be totally honest at first I regretted taking the column because I don’t live that interesting of a life, and I thought I’d … [Read more...] about First year diaries: goodbye and good luck
First Year Diaries
By Darren Casserly Another month goes by and you know what that means, another month closer to exam time. It also means that there is only a few more weeks of lectures, and for some people that is a joyous thought. No more 9 o’clock lectures where all you want is the sweet release of death. I know I’m being a little hyperbolic there but, you have to exaggerate if you want to … [Read more...] about First year diaries: Procrastination
By Darren Casserly If you’re reading this, it means you’ve survived unofficial RAG Week, and for that I applaud you. Even compared to previous years, it was like someone let the patients of an insane asylum out onto the streets of Galway for a week and let them run wild. I mean, if you’re drunk before noon life is either really good, or really bad, or it's RAG Week, so … [Read more...] about First year diaries: can you complain too much?
By Darren Casserly Now that we’re back a few weeks, things seem to be getting back to normal. However, with most of the tutorials only starting up again this week it left many people with a fairly sparse timetable, well for me anyway. The added space for the most part was nice, but there are times when I had a few hours off in between lectures and there is only so much time … [Read more...] about First year diaries: second semester improvements
By Darren Casserly Firstly, I would like to welcome everyone back to college after the Christmas break. I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas and New Year celebrations. For me the holidays are a time where all the family have a big get together which is nice for a while until it isn’t, and you’re just waiting until you can leave, but I suppose that’s family. It’s a … [Read more...] about First Year Diaries: New Year’s resolutions