Advice Columns

The Real Fake News: The Moro Affair

The mainstream media is almost always reliable. Just because I say almost does not mean that I’m a conspiracy theorist. When I hear people...

Talleyrand XXV.III: Between two Presidents

Dampen the earth with your tears of reverence, and scrub thine eyes with coarse grit: Talley’s in the house. Did you festering peasants enjoy the...

On the nature of my friendships

In an age of increasing digitalization and media usage, virtual communication has become a standard practice. A message, Snapchat or post has become the...

Ode to saxy

When I was 9 years old, I wanted to learn to play the alto saxophone. Most of the other kids in music class were...

Love thy earth more than you love thy self

As of late, climate change has been featured prominently throughout the news. With the advent of disseminated natural disasters, environmental research has compelled us...

Postcards from Abroad

Postcard from Abroad: Zaragoza, Spain

Rachel Adepoju writes about her time on Erasmus in the city of Zaragoza, Spain.   I’ve spent the past seven months in Zaragoza, Spain. I get...

Postcards from Abroad: Vancouver

A million miles from home, Hazel O'Flaherty experiences life with plastic naggins, continuous assessment, and longing for pints with friends in Doyle's. I am on...

Postcards from Abroad – Ningbo, China

China might not be your usual student exchange destination; Rosemarie Gibbons recalls her experiences so far in Ningbo.   When I told people I intended to...

Postcard from Abroad: Seville

Immersing herself in the “oven of Spain,” Isabelle Geraghty is learning embrace the unplanned life of the Spanish city of Seville.     After one of the...

Postcards from Abroad: Paris

Á dix-huit heure trente, I look out the window of the kitchen to see -- rising above the rooftop of our neighbouring buildings --...

Diary of a Taoishmuck

Diary of a Taoishmuck #3

12/11 Oh Gerry. All the teddy bears and rubber ducks in the world won’t save him now. The RA is all he’s got left to...

Diary of a Taoishmuck #2

17/10 Ugh. Another day, another dollar. Well, another €712.88 based on a five day week. That’s what I keep having to tell myself to get...

Diary of a Taoishmuck #1

28/09 The ploughing championships. I should’ve outlawed them. I’ve never been through such torture with boggers. People stood around taking photos of me holding a...