I realise that travelling during Covid- 19 might not a great idea, and I must admit I did it once before non-essential travel was lifted. I did it to see my family in my home country of Ukraine. I don’t think people realise how lonely it is to be a foreigner during a strict lockdown with no family by your side and nobody to take care of your elders back home. Ukraine is not a … [Read more...] about My experience travelling during the pandemic
The prospect of returning to campus was very much a two-sided affair. On one hand, there was the excitement of being back after so long, seeing the inside of lecture halls again and catching up with friends. On the other, seeing thousands of students once again congregating in the same area came loaded with anxiety considering all we’ve been through since March 2020. With … [Read more...] about Returning to in-person learning: Campus changes
Every year students across Galway embark on the tedious, stressful and all-consuming task of finding a place to live for the semester. While summer is supposed to be stress-free and fun, a number of students are set to spend the three months scrolling through the likes of daft.ie and rent.ie and checking newspaper advertisements daily, all in the hope of finding some sort of … [Read more...] about House-hunting 101
From what I can imagine, graduating is a funny thing. You leave four years of study behind and replace it with a dramatic cape, a dubiously symbolic hat and a scroll. But not even. You don’t even get to keep the cape and hat. What kind of deal is that? From what I have learned from my graduate friends, you also leave without a clue – a notion – of where in the name of God to … [Read more...] about Confessions of a Provisional Driver
It’s September, and we all know what that means. Leaves are beginning to fall, fresher’s flu is plaguing the majority of the student population and Apple has released its latest additions to the iPhone family. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are being tipped as the greatest ever smartphones, surpassing pre-order sales on “that-is-so-last-year’s” immensely popular iPhone 6 … [Read more...] about iPhone 7 and 7 Plus – worth the upgrade?