The Erasmus Diaries: Chapter 4

I am currently being snowed under by assignments and exams that I was only made aware of a week before they happen. I never thought that I would miss Irish bureaucracy but after my third letter from the CAF (student housing assistance) informing me that my documents are STILL not …

‘Normalise’ Hating Mental Health TikTok

Let me ‘normalise’ something for you. Mental Health TikTok is triggering, spreads misinformation, and dilutes the legitimacy of diagnoses and symptoms. At first, it was incredible, to see a such platform being used to discuss mental illness and mental health. There were people talking about things I experienced on a …

The Erasmus Diaries: Chapter 3

A smile is universal. When confronted by German ticket inspectors, make your eyes wide and fill with tears and plead complete ignorance. Walk to the top of the steps even though you don’t want to because the view will be worth it.  For the Halloween break, the Strasbourgers decided that …

Twitter is in the Sh*tter

After almost a year of keeping us guessing, Elon Musk finally took over Twitter and became the company’s chief executive officer. This marks the fourth company where he holds this position. You’d be forgiven for wondering what CEOs actually do all day if one man can ‘run’ four large companies …

The European Commission is Back to Sponsor the 2023 SMEDIAs!

We are delighted to, once again, be featuring the European Commission Award in the 2023 National Student Media Awards. The European Commission is the executive branch of the European Union and develops the overall strategy and political direction of the EU. It does this by proposing legislation, implementing decisions, and …

8 Ways to Claim Your Sanity Back for Students

Keeping happy, healthy, and sane in college is a much tougher job than you might think. Life is busy, and keeping on top of everything can be exhausting when you’re not sure where to begin. Looking after your mental and physical health is key. Try these eight different ways to …

‘Sex in the’ University

Welcome to college, home of students who love to drink, party, and have sex, as typical as it sounds. You hear of the saying, ‘sex, drugs, and rock’n’roll’, but have you heard the saying, ‘sex, drugs, and showing up late to your lectures’? Here’s everything you need to know about …

Your Concert Survival Guide

I know concerts are one of my favourite places on earth – you’re surrounded by people who enjoy the same music as you, watching an artist perform their songs, being able to forget about reality for a few hours. And with the number of tours being announced, it’s important to …

Don’t Worry Darling: You Could Have Done Better

Amongst talks of spitting at its Venetian premiere, onset feuds, and the most troubled post-production history known to man, Don’t Worry Darling had quite a lot to be, well, worried about. The second directorial feature from Olivia Wilde (the first being the widely well-received Booksmart (2019)) has been marred with …

The Erasmus Diaries: Chapter 2

It is now October and life is slowly beginning to make sense here. In a way, time has seemed simultaneously so fast and so slow. It is only October, but I have submitted my first assignment, my parents are visiting in a couple of weeks and for the most part, …