Communicating With Friends During Lockdown

by Molly O’Rourke While the country has only been on official lockdown for a little over a week, college students around the country have been out of their normal routines for three weeks. Since schools and universities closed, we’ve all been changing the way we communicate, interact and lead our daily lives. Most of us…

Can Sentiment Analysis Map a Love Triangle?

Writer: Roisin O’Donnell This feature will discuss how sentiment analysis can be used to recreate romantic relationships and obsessions in a narrative. Research question: ‘Can sentiment analysis be used to map the love triangle in Catherine Doyle’s series of novels?’ I have chosen the Blood for Blood trilogy because its plot and themes relate to…

Erasmus and the European Identity

“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than in miles”- Tim Cahill Before leaving for Erasmus I had this crazy irrational fear that I would make no friends. Zero. Absolutely nada. I had it all planned out in my head as well. I’d arrive and politely converse with people during forced socialising at orientation…

The Rise of Mass Tourism

“Take only memories, leave only footprints”. These famous words spoken by Chief Seattle (a Duwamsih chief who was an advocate for being responsible to the environment and to have respect of the land rights of his people) still ring true more than one hundred years later. With increased mobility and salaries, tourism has been booming…

How are we doing guys?

Those of you who are in your final year of college (be it year three or year four), how are you getting on? I am (un)fortunate enough to be included in this group, as I slog through the last six weeks of my degree. I’ve come a long way since starting university back in 2016,…

Being a Female Student in Tech

Writes Roisin O’Donnell Several months ago, I wrote a Feature titled ‘Is the Standard for Women in Tech Dropping?’. In the article, I highlighted my experiences with women in tech talks and only touched on what can make or break a ‘woman in tech’ – the college experience. This article will be based solely on…

The Camino de Santiago

The Camino de Santiago (or the Way of St James), is an ancient pilgrimage route that stretches across northern Spain, ending at the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia. Dating back to the 8th century, the Camino de Santiago is an important Christian pilgrimage. Considered one of three pilgrimages on which all sins could…