Creating a Border Between Personal and Academic Reading

Deputy Entertainment Editor Chloe Barrett writes about the importance of maintaining boundaries in the world of books while you’re in college, along with how to escape a reading slump.    Hello, my name is Chloe, and I am an avid reader. Yes, that sounds like the opening to a support group. This is the point […]

A Letter to Pat Kenny

03/03/2021 Dear Pat, I woke up this morning to day 355 of covid-19 restrictions, the groundhogesque feeling arising through the knots in my stomach and the invisible weight that sits on my chest. The same day to live. Again. And Again. And Again. I opened up my laptop on the desk three feet from the […]

The Power of Yoga! Or, Stretching is Good for You

Grace Claro discusses the benefits of yoga for strung-out students during exam season Stressed and sore. Two words which pretty much sum up how my mental and physical state was this time last year.  In the depths of winter, juggling final year assignments and working weekends at home, I felt completely zapped of all my […]

Should We Care About What We Wear for Online College?

  Fashion Staff Writer Emma Treacy muses on the important role that fashion can play in boosting our mood and keeping us motivated as we endure the slog of rolling lockdowns and online college.   That piercing sound of the alarm going off each morning welcomes yet another day of lectures on Microsoft Teams and […]

Mature Students Struggling to Find Accomodation

by Mike Ryan and Gary Mulcahy Finding somewhere to live for any student on a limited budget can be challenging.  Mature students face a number of extra hurdles as they commit to studying full-time and supporting themselves independent of any family support. Many mature students are parents and have dependents to support. A high number […]

Leaving Cert 2020

The unique experience of the Leaving Certificate class of 2020 culminated yesterday morning, 6th September, as they became the first group of students to have received Calculated Grades without having sat State Examinations. The Calculated Grades system worked based on a teacher’s estimate of how a student would perform in the examination. After these grades […]