It’s common knowledge that surviving off mammy and daddy post-18 raises a few judgmental eyebrows, so not only do we have the culture shock of college, but also the introduction of a workplace environment. The whole aspect of entering a profession has always been universally daunting if not sometimes exciting, and commonly considered a starting point that most people dread. But not anymore. Replace the dread and uneasiness associated with that first day at work with intense relief and gratitude and that’s more likely what we’re all feeling. Obviously, that [...]
Yesterday, I read that “TAOISEACH Enda Kenny was considering making his state of the nation address on the economy before the ‘Late Late Toy Show’ this Friday night.” Although it does feel like we are in a Toy-cracy at the moment, I have discovered that we were actually in a Kakistocracy. This is not a made up word although you might think so as like me, you might have never heard of the term before. I feel that this term describes how our current society is run; I couldn’t find [...]
So you’re in college and finally free to do whatever it is you wish. No more texts demanding your return home from worried parents, no more excuses to be made for that mysterious bruise on your neck (who knew that Twilight fans had started attacking in groups these days?) and for those of you with open-minded parents, no more awkward lectures over breakfast about playing it safe (or worse still, comments such as “I hope s/he was worth it). For many first years, the walk of shame is a new experience. Desperately trying to make your [...]
Ireland has the earliest pub/night-club closing time in ALL of Europe. Come half two, no matter where you are in Dublin City Centre, you will be kicked out within minutes, into the crowded streets. Then there are drunken fights everywhere, massive queues for coats, people rushing to the nearest ATM (those that still work) and taxi’s. Town on a Saturday night at 2:45am resembles something out of Beirut. It is hellish and the main reason for this? Hundreds of clubs and pubs all closing at the exact same time. Out spill thousands [...]
We all know it’s Christmas when our all-time favourite chrimbo classic comes on. No matter how cheesy they tend to be they fill us to the brim with festive joy. So with Christmas less than four weeks away, let Studenty point out its top ten favourite Christmas songs. From chestnuts roasting on an open fire to the classic Jingle Bells. This batch are promised to appeal to everyone. Read on to see if your seasonal ear tinglers made the cut! 1) White Christmas – Bing Crosbie We all wish for snow at [...]
At the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, British & Irish Lions manager Andy Irvine today revealed the 10-match schedule for the highly anticipated tour to Australia in 2013. A programme of nine matches has been agreed for the 2013 tour in Australia, including three Test matches. The Lions will also play an historic match in Hong Kong against the famous Barbarians club on their way to Australia. Four years ago in South Africa there were said to be 40,000 Lions fans that made the trek there to support their team. A [...]
Ever have difficulty making sense of a financial article or find it utterly impossible to grasp the true cause of this recession? If you think that a Haircut means something that you get once a month and consider the Lehman Brothers as some corny boyband, then let me show you the light and reveal the most commonly used financial glossary. Austerity: Economic policy aimed at reducing a government’s deficit. Austerity can be achieved through increases in government revenues – primarily via tax rises – and/or a reduction in government spending [...]
Fresh-faced and fancy free, first years are often the last to be phased by a deathly hangover. Willing and able, we stride into lectures, confident in the notion that we can get through the day on half a night’s sleep, burning eyes, a pounding headache and a stomach sicker than a small hospital (to quote the once mighty Podge and Rodge). However there comes a time in every first year’s life when a night out is taken that little bit too far. Three jager-bombs for a tenner in the college [...]
The GAA have started to promote a new Health Promotion ‘Off the Booze and On the Ball’ in Croke Park on Tuesday, November 22. This new challenge with a healthy twist invites participants to abstain from alcohol for the month of January and in doing so seek sponsorship to go towards their local GAA club. Participants are also encouraged to engage in some new exercises that help them reach their recommended weekly activity levels during the month, and hopefully throughout 2012. The launch featured many inter-county players and videos can [...]
It seems that America has the right idea when it comes to original college courses. Take note Irish educational system. 1.The Science of Superheroes at the University of California, Irvine. Michael Dennin, Professor of Physic & Astronomy at UC Irvine, wanted to rekindle a love for science in the younger generations and thought it would be an excellent idea to teach students how valid science is in our world with the help of superheroes. In his course, students can develop the skills to differentiate between fake and real science and [...]
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