Well it seems we’ve reached the end. If I’m being honest I didn’t think I would even make it this far with the diary but I’m grateful I did. When I first started I was worried I would regret it but most of that worry was due to being scared. This experience has been my first with a newspaper and I’m proud and thankful for the experience. It doesn’t feel like it’s been six … [Read more...] about First Year Diary by Aine Fogarty
First Year Diary
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 in midway through the semester the workload is increasing again. I really missed not having four assignments due in a week. I could have done with a couple more months of no assignments, but what’s the point of being in college if we’re not here to learn. On a completely different, but at the same time, similar topic, (unofficial) RAG … [Read more...] about First year diaries: spring cleaning
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