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 Cathriona M Coleman “It’s pretty sad actually that it’s unofficial, in the past you could raise money for charity now you can’t.” Unofficial RAG week has landed, albeit with no backing from either NUI Galway or Galway Mayo Institute of Technology. It’s 10.30am on a Tuesday morning in February, on Eglinton Street in Galway City. Students have being here since 9am or … [Read more...] about Donegal Tuesday takes centre stage during unofficial RAG week
NUI Galway President and students have their say Galway’s unofficial RAG week always attracts online attention. Reading comment sections on Facebook on Donegal Tuesday, opinions on the week were clearly divided. New NUI Galway president Prof Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh weighed in on the debate over the contentious week which ran from Sunday 11 – Friday 16 February. He said that … [Read more...] about Vox Pop: Does the unofficial RAG week give NUI Galway a bad image? President Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh speaks out
In the second month of the year of our lord two thousand and ten, Galway descended into anarchy. Cans littered the streets, flares illuminated the skies and a young student reveller took a dump on a nice couple’s porch in Newcastle. This is all part of the tainted legacy of RAG Week that the central authorities of the University sought to distance themselves from when they … [Read more...] about To condone RAG Week is to condone carnage