Cheap and (Not So) Cheerful

High street fashion comes at a high price for the environment, writes Caoimhe Coleman At the beginning of the year I, like many people, set myself some resolutions. One of those was to stop buying ‘fast fashion,’ a concept which I really only became conscious of in the last year or so. Fast fashion puts an emphasis on making fashion trends from the catwalk quickly … Continue reading Cheap and (Not So) Cheerful

Welcome (back) to University!

Arts Rep, Amy Poland, follows up on her September survival guide with a few tips and tricks to get you through semester two.   Holidays are officially over and if you’re coming back to (or newly-joining us for) the grind of college work and deadlines this second semester, then this article — where I’ll share some tips and points of information that I think you … Continue reading Welcome (back) to University!

On The Waterfront: Tales of the J1 Class of 2017

Éamonn Grennan talks about the haven of the San Juans and the novelty of a more holistic, community-focused J1 Off the coast of Washington State lie the San Juan islands, consisting of Lopez, Orcas and the titular San Juan, with an oasis of smaller islets dotting the periphery. 12,400 people call these islands their home, a number which swells impressively come tourist season. A haven … Continue reading On The Waterfront: Tales of the J1 Class of 2017

Welcome to University!

Student Rep for the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences Amy Poland gives students both new and returning her top tips to make the most of college. First thing’s first: congratulations! You’ve survived the Leaving Cert, made it to University, and finally trudged through orientation – none of which are easy feats, so give yourself a pat on the back. But after that … Continue reading Welcome to University!