" Hey everyone! Along with our weekly dance tutorials and demos, we are going to be making daily lockdown to do lists, as we have gathered that something as simple as a short “to do” list can really help shape your day, and keep your brain ticking during these difficult and challenging times. Here is todays to do list! We hope you can get some sort of positivity from this, and we hope you have the best day! - Leah (PRO) x "
"Hey dancers! We hope you and your families are all keeping well during these uncertain and difficult times. We are all trying to remain positive here in the Dance Soc world by staying connected, staying active, staying positive, and staying hopeful. We are really enjoying some online dance classes that many dance schools and dancers have been providing on various platforms. Here are some accounts that we would highly recommend you follow for weekly live online FREE classes in which you can keep dancing and keep active! 1. @flydancestudio on Instagram, Fly Dance Studio are Irelands leading dance school, they are currently providing weekly online Instagram live classes, live meditation sessions, and livestreams in which you can chat with everyone and remain connected. 2. @dcu_dance (Instagram) - Our lovely friends over at DCU Dance are providing some really challenging and amazing challenges and dance classes in which everyone can get involved in! They had a commercial class over on their Instagram live this evening in which was super fun!3. @royaltdancers (Instagram) are doing amazing body positivity heels classes live on their Instagram feed every week!4. @monstersdance have an amazing Youtube and Instagram account with some amazing and challenging FREE dance tutorials in which you would pay big money for physically!We hope you are staying active and positive xWith love, MU Dance xx"
"Throwback Thursday to our Mixed Piece crew being crowned 3rd place winners at Intervarsities last week! What an incredible moment! Stay tuned on our MU life page and our other Social Medias on how you can stay involved during self isolation! - MU Dance Instagram: @mudancesocFacebook: Maynooth Dance Soc"
"As we all isolate at home, we reflect on what we experienced this time last week at Dance Intervarsities. We are so unbelievably proud of every single one of our dancers who competed last week at Intervarsities, regardless of results you all did MU Dance so so proud on that stage! Not to mention we came THIRD place in mixed piece! Congratulations to our mixed piece crew who cane 3rd place, it was such a tough competition on the day and we are so so proud of you all! We are so blown away by the level of professionalism, sportsmanship, and talent in which we witnessed over the few days, you were all so supporting of each other and of other colleges, I didn’t think it was possible to morph into an even bigger family than what we were, but there is always room at the in...for anyone. We hope you are all resting up, washing your hands, and minding yourselves at this difficult time, we have so so much hope that we will all be reunited super super soon. With love, MU Dance X"
"Hi all, just a quick update on the crim soc hoodies. We apologise for the delay in getting them to you. The latest update from the shipping company was that the hoodies would be ready by mid-term and we would be ready to collect final payments and give out the hoodies on the Monday back after mid-term. However, due to the college being closed until at least the 29th of March, we will have to wait until the college re-opens to do so. The full cost of a hoodie is €27, so for those of you who paid a deposit, the remainder will be due upon collection of the hoodie. Thanks for all your patience and understanding. We hope you have an enjoyable break and stay safe. "
(Shauna Whelan Buckley)
"Hey guys, as you made have heard MHS are hosting our first ever Retreat in Ovoca, Co. Wicklow from 14th - 16th April (during the Easter break). This will be an amazing break from college that will provide a perfect balance between high energy adventure activities and chilled out meditation and relaxation workshops. Everything will be opt in/opt out to ensure everyone’s comfort and committee members will be on hand to make sure everyone is making friends, feeling comfortable and most importantly having fun! It should be a fantastic event and we’re excited to see you all there!"
"The 2020 IATBA intervarsities were held from the 6th to the 8th of March in the National Stadium. This year Maynooth Boxing Club had 4 entries with each coming home with a medal. Cormac Donoghue won a gold medal in the Junior Novice 60kg category and Bobby Doolan won his gold in the Senior Novice 64kg category making them the 2020 Irish champions. Finn McGinley and Carl Carruth also took home 2 silver medals after 2 tough fights. Overall it was a great success for Maynooth University for the promotion of the club and our continuing successes. "
"Hey dancers! Since we will be away in Galway from Tuesday to Thursday competing in Dance Intervarsities, there will be NO day classes this week! We will resume with classes once reading week is over! Have an amazing week and we will see you when we are back! Best of luck to all of our Intervarsities crews competing and representing the University this week, you have all worked so so hard & we are so unbelievably proud of every single one of you! Lets go MU dance! "
"Hi all, Due to unforeseen circumstances, tonight's Law Society event will not be going ahead as planned. All those who have paid will be refunded as soon as possible. We regret to inform you of the change of plans at this late stage, however the Law Society does intend to hold another event between Reading Week and the Easter break. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope you all have an enjoyable weeks break from lectures. Best wishes, Eoin Secretary Maynooth University Law Society"
"Welcome back our philosophy friends ! we have a very exciting night planned. You know how much we love the movies ( its a lot ) so you can imagine how much we adore the film society ! great idea, great people and a great night ahead. As the rules do follow, you get to choose the movie of the night. The poll is as follows:Taxi driver (1976)The Shawshank RedemptionIts kind of a funny storyLet us know what you think and keep voting! Bye guys"
"Hey guys !!! welcome back. We have another very exciting collab underway this week. Comedy Soc and Philosophy are joining forces to have you laughing out of your minds. Dylan is going to show us how to write a skit and perform it with confidence, because as well all know, stage fright is never funny. Class hall H as per usual my friends we will see you all there."
"WELCOME TO THE BRANCHES OF PHILOSOPHY. We are excited to host our first ever book launch with special guest appearance from Mrs Ann Fahey. Food, beverages, guest speakers, music and an exclusive first pick at our book offers. Itll be a night to remember MARCH 24th doors open 6:30pm. See you there "
"Tá Seachtain na Gaeilge linn faoi dheireadh! Tá neart imeachtaí pleanáilte againn agus ag Oifig na Gaeilge do chuile dhuine le haon caighdeán Gaeilge! Táimid ar bís dóibh uilig agus tá súil againn go mbeidh sibh linn!It's Seachtain na Gaeilge finally!We have loads of events for people will all levels of Irish and we're super excited to host them all, and hope you'll be with us!"
"Hi everybody, hope Semester 2 is going well.Just a quick update to let you know that we will be holding the STAND Mini Global Issues Course on the 27th March. It runs form 9:30-16:30 and is free of charge!This is a day-long course that will educate you on various global issues and what you can do about them. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the Global South and our role in bringing about change. I personally did the course last semester and it was so rewarding.Maynooth is the only place where you can do the 'Mini' Course, normally it is a six-week evening course with some cost involved, so this is a unique offering for our Society.If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Society on Instagram @mu_stand_soc and Facebook MU STAND Society.Hope to see you all there!EmmaEvents Co-Ordinator,MU STAND Society"
"Congrats to both Maynooth volleyball teams in making it to the semi-final of the SSI Cup 2020!They were really close matches, but alas Maynooth University is knocked out. Well played to all players!Best of luck to UCD and RSCI in the final on the 11th of March 2020! "
"Hey Dancers! This week, to facilitate Intervarsities Rehearsals there will be NO DAY CLASSES from the 2nd - 6th of March. (As Intervarsities takes place next week) For Intervarsities crews... IT’S HELL WEEK! HELL WEEK TIMETABLE SLOTS ARE FOR INTERVARSITIES CREWS ONLY! NO ACADEMIC CLASS? COME TO THE HALL AND REHEARSE. THIS IS YOUR LAST WEEK TO NAIL DOWN ROUTINES BEFORE INTERS. Please co operate with your choreographers this week by rehearsing in the hall when you are free, we have worked super hard up until now and its time to give it one last final push before the competition!This is also your LAST evening rehearsal, so please make sure you attend. Every minute of practice goes a long way. A committee member will be available at each slot to provide the speaker. Note for crews to be kind with the speaker and share it, we are all in the same boat. Well done to all choreographers and crews for working so hard, we are at the last leg of it now so its so important that we give it our very best with practise. If you cannot attend any hell week slots that your choreographer wants you to attend, please text them and explain before the rehearsal slot. Happy hell week and happy dancing! - Leah (PRO) x"
"Women in Stem are collaborating with MUTimes! With a writing competition (as advertised as well on Instagram @womeninstem and @mutimes19) is being held until the 8th of March to write a piece of literature on women in stem you most admire. The winner gets their article published in MUTimes online website!"
"They're finally on their way!! Our dedicated team have finished designing the the club hoodies. With an amazing design embroidered on the back on the back of a top quality, cosy hoodie, you're not going to want to miss out. The hoodies cost €35 and they're worth every penny. There is a very limited amount though so let us know quickly what size you'd like!"
(MU Women in STEM)
"Join us to celebrate International Women's Day at Google's HQ! There will be lots of yummy food, talks, and networking time! We will take the 14:40 66 bus from the Londis bus stop, we will meet there at 14:30. The event is only until 18:00! Last Day to Sign up is Feb 26, 2020: https://services.google.com/fb/forms/q120-iwd-dublin/"
"The Maynooth University Law Society are now accepting submissions for the 10th edition of the Golden Thread!To mark the 10th Anniversary of the Golden Thread, this years theme is 'A Decade in Law'What is the Golden Thread?The Golden Thread is the first student-run legal publication of the MU Law Department. The I'm of the journal is to provide a forum for students to publish their views and opinions on legal topics.Why should I write a submission?Having an article published in a legal publication can be excellent for exposure and may open a platform for other authors to connect and collaborate with you. It can also be an excellent and unique addition to CV. This year we will be publishing a hard-copy of the publication and it will be displayed in the MU Law Department. Each accepted author will be awarded a €50 OneForAll Voucher.What requirements should my submission meet?It is advised that submissions be short in length (between 1000-1500 words), however, longer submissions may be considered. MU students from all years are invited to make submissions. Please note that all submissions should be complete with footnotes, should be fully cited using the OSCOLA reference style and should be submitted no later than March 31st 2020.Any hints or tips?In order to ensure your submission stand out, we advise that you write on a contemporary legal topic. Submissions that have been submitted as a part of continuous assessment will be less likely to be published.If you are interested in making a submission, or if you would like more information, do not hesitate to send an email to email@example.com addressed to Irina Ciocan with the subject title 'Golden Thread Submission.'If you have any queries please do not hesitate to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org."
"IT’S A NEW WEEK LETS GO! Look at all these AMAZING classes guys! We are collabing with the amazing Maynooth Africa Society & Maynooth Yoga Society this week for some classes that you do NOT want to miss out on! Why not try something new? From Heels, to Dance Fitness, to Afro, to Irish, to Lyrical and Hip Hop... and MORE! how could you say no? We are also having a bake sale to raise money for our Intervarsities trip to NUIG this year! It will take place this Tuesday the 25th of February, We are so so excited to compete and would love a helping hand from you all! 11-5PM in the Arts Building, why not pick up some food on the way to class? ALL CLASSES €2 AS USUAL! Have an amazing week everyone! See you at class! - Leah (PRO) x"
"On behalf of everyone on the committee, we would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who participated in our quiz contest last week! Many thanks to all who came, contributed and donated on the night. We raised over €100 which will all be going to our wonderful charity of the year, Ataxia Ireland. Congratulations to the winning team and to our raffle winners as well!"
(SVP Vice President )
"On #WorldSocialJusticeDay we are reminded of why we need to continue to work for social justice. It’s not right so many people are locked into poverty. It is possible to build a more just and caring society-We must continue to challenge injustice and advocate for social change so that the common good is prioritised and the needs of people who are struggling due to poverty and social exclusion can be metJoin our fundraisers and SVP workshops (such as sustainable fashion and poverty) to gain a great understanding into social justice issues in our society and how you can help those in need!"
"Hey folks, any one who wishes to find more about the draft league, come by to JH7 at 7pm for sign ups and to ask any questions about the draft. Next week we will start the draft and and finish sign ups. If you wish to join contact Jody Doyle at the event or Games Soc on a Tuesday."
"Hey beautiful dancers! Here is this weeks timetable! Be sure to check it out and try something new! This week is charity week! All class money will be donated to Ataxia Foundation Ireland, our wonderful charity of the year! So this week we have decided to open our classes to all students! All classes are €2 with donations welcome! There will be a charity bucket at each class so people can donate too! We have a super fun collab with @muyogasociety this Thursday for charity week! We are hosting an 80s theme Zumba class 6-7PM! More details coming soon! Lastly, if you have an interest in coming along to see us perform at Intervarsities this year please let us know! We are gathering interest to those who want to come along on the day of the competition to see us! *All supporter 3 day passes for the whole trip have been filled* However, you can still pop along to see us on the day in Galway! More info coming soon! Have a wonderful week everyone! - Leah (PRO) x"
"The Maynooth Labour Society and Young Greens co-hosted our first open policy discussion, asking "What would an Irish Green New Deal look like?" The event was a great success. We discussed and debated various policies which could be implemented. Topics included public transport, the agricultural industry, carbon tax, electric car subsidies, transitioning to renewable energy and more. Looking forward to future events and collaborations with our green comrades."
"Our very own Robert O'Donnell was proud to have represented Labour at the LEAD general election debate earlier this week. An excellent opportunity to convey our policies. Robert's strong performance was reflected by the following poll of students. 29% of those who attended voted that Labour won the debate, 2nd only to Sinn Féin."
"'Joker' - Reviewed by Daniel SheridanIn Todd Philips's controversial film Joker, we learn the past of the most infamous characters in comic book history. With an amazing performance at the centre of the film, Joker has a lot of amazing qualities going for it, yet it is too bad that these are held down by its many flaws. I have always been a Joaquin Phoenix apologist from his strange performance art documentary I’m Still Here and his beautiful performance in The Master. Phoenix has proven to be one of the worlds most versatile actors and no more does it shine than in his performance of Arthur Fleck. His portrayal of a man broken down by society in this film is nothing short of mesmerizing. We follow his transformation from a man who only wanted to make people laugh to the sadistic character we all know from previous iterations. While I love Phoenix’s performance in this film I think he gave a far more realistic and nuanced performance of a man forgotten by society in Lynn Ramsey’s 2018 film You Were Never Really Here. Sometimes Fleck felt a bit uneven on his motives throughout the film, yet I do not put that down to Phoenix’s performance rather down to Todd Phillips and Scott Silvers script. Two other aspects of the film I really enjoyed were the score and the cinematography. The way Lawerence Sher framed Gotham made it feel like a lived-in world. The gritty colour grading and close-ups made us more engrossed in Fleck’s struggles, while it moves out too well choreographed wide shots at moments of his triumph. Similarly, Hildur Guðnadóttir’s score added to both the claustrophobic nature of Gotham city and the dreamlike perception Fleck has on reality. It is so hard to find composers who use their music to drive forward the story through their music alone, yet that is how I felt every time Guðnadóttir’s haunting violins creep into your ears. Where I feel the film falls flat is within its script and its direction. It is hard to separate Joker from the intertextual references that inspired its narrative as it is so ingrained in its DNA. When I watch Joker I never feel like I am watching something new, interesting or innovative because I have seen the same form of narrative done better in two Scorsese flicks. I am not saying it is wrong to have intertextual references and influences within works of art, for example, most of Hozier’s songs reference different Jazz standard artists that influenced his work and Yargos Lanthamos uses techniques similar to Stanley Kubrick to tell a story on the screen. Yet the difference between the likes of Hozier/Lanthimos and Phillips Is that they take their intertextual knowledge in order to create something new, which Joker never feels. Philips had nothing new to say so he called on films like Taxi Driver and The King of Comedy to say something for him. While I think you should see Joker I feel like it's not the masterpiece you have come to believe it to be. There is talent working on this film, yet they are squandered on a director that bit off more than he could chew."
"Over the weekend we sent our mixed team to outdoor Intervarsities. Unfortunately, due to the unideal weather conditions, the tournament was postponed after just 2 games. Regardless of the terrible conditions we had lots of fun and got a chance to start the outdoor season well. Our first game was against UL who had a very strong team and their experience showed. Unfortunately, we lost to UL but we didn't let that break our spirit and we moved on to our next game against UCC 2. In our second game, we found our stride and managed to beat UCC 2 comfortably. Both our old and new beginners showed their skills and we gained loads of experience together as a team.MVP female: Sophie O'BrienMVP Male: Jamie SmythMSP Female: Zita MurphyMSP Male & Agame: Paddy O'Brien "
"Hi guys, With SUSI coming in this week we'd like to remind those who have yet to pay for gear from Bodibro that, well, we'd like to be able to pay them! If you can come to training with money owed then that's perfect. If you can't, get in touch with myself, Colm or Diarmid to arrange when and where you can pay us. If you're unsure on how much you owe, contact us. I'd also like to make people aware of the fact that you do not need to be registered with American Football Ireland to play in our charity tournament at the end of the month!! This tournament will be a lot more laid back with regards how and who we play in what positions, so if you're a member that has never played in a game before, don't be afraid to put yourself forward and get involved!!! Training tomorrow (Thursday) 10-12 in the Astro. I'll be leaving at 11 but you'll be in capable hands. Let's start having some massive turnouts now before this tournament! All the best, Joe"
"Quick reminder that the deadline for the trip to Edinburgh is THURSDAY 13TH OF FEBRURARY! You must register your interest before midnight in order to secure a place! If there is an issue with getting the deposit to us but you are 100% on coming, please reach out to Ellen @email@example.com!"
"'Sicario' - Reviewed by Daniel SheridanSuspense is a tool used in the film to make the audience fear, not just for the safety of the characters on screen but also for themselves. This tool is most commonly associated with horror, the creaking door and the slow walks through the hallway of an abandoned house. Yet it was in 2015’s Sicario, where suspense feels real. Directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Tyler Sheridan Sicario is a gritty tale of gang violence, American Colonialism and an FBI agent thrown into the middle of it all. Villeneuve’s direction of the film is nothing short of masterful, creating tension out of mundane moments in the film, with simple shots and cuts, making the viewer feel on edge at every moment of the film. This is only heightened by the excellent cinematography of Roger Deaken who turns this tale of gangs vs the CIA into a wide scoped western. The collaboration between these two men creates one of the most engaging tales in recent cinema history. Through visual cues, the two manage to create mystery about their characters through visuals alone, rather than through what they say. Sheridan’s script also must be praised. Proving to be one of the most prolific thriller writers in recent history, Sheridan seems to have a fantastic understanding of the role mystery plays in a story. He never truly lets us understand the characters. With Benicio Del Toro’s Alejandro, remaining an enigma throughout the entire run of the film, regardless of the fact that we learn quite a bit about him. Where I think Sheridan’s script falls flat is in his treatment of Emily Blunt’s Kate Macy. He introduces her as a hard-hitting professional character, yet once Josh Brolin and Del Toro are introduced into the script Blunt’s character loses all agency becoming essentially an extra in her own story. I think this is due to the fact that Sheridan has an issue with writing female characters, with his later film Wind River doing the exact same to Elizabeth Olsen’s character and High Waters having little to no female characters at all. It adds this uncomfortable air of misogyny over the film that does not sit well with me. If you are looking for a film that will make you tense through every single frame of the film, Sicario is definitely a must. It’s a well-crafted mystery and beautiful cinematography and direction are enough to make this one of the more interesting thrillers of the previous decade, despite its flaws in the script."
"Registration is now open for the 10th annual Silken Thomas Intervarsity Moot Court Competition! This event is kindly sponsored by Matheson. The competition will be taking place from FRIDAY 6th to SATURDAY 7th of MARCH 2020. Each year, this competition has drawn teams from both national and international universities to showcase their adversarial abilities as well as having attracted the attendance of esteemed judges such as Mr Justice John MacMenamin of the Supreme Court in the previous year. The competition will take place in the South Campus of Maynooth University, with the finals and a gala dinner taking place in Carton House. There will also be a dinner in Maynooth on the Friday night. All participants are welcome. The winners receive a monetary prize of €250. There will also be a best speaker award entitled the “Mr Justice Carney Best Speaker Award” in memory of the late Mr Justice Paul Carney who had judged the competition for many years. This year’s question concerns issues arising in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law. Teams are limited to two members. Written submissions must be submitted by 4 March 2020 at 11pm. Please register you interest to firstname.lastname@example.org with your names, student numbers, email addresses and mobile numbers by 1 March at 5pm. If you have any questions, feel free to email our moot court convenors (Lonan & Jana) at email@example.comSee you soon! Eoin Secretary Maynooth University Law Society "
"Hey everyone! Here at Dance Soc, we want to ensure you that you have the most amazing time with us. We welcome each dancer with open arms. No matter the level of Dance ability you may have, we can assure you that you will have the best time at our classes. It may be a little daunting at first, to walk into a Dance class not knowing who and what to expect...but we have our lovely committee members, teachers, and of course... Dance Society members, who will be more than happy to chat to you and make you feel comfortable! Why not join us? It’s never too late!If you have any questions regarding classes/ events etc, please don’t hesitate to DM us! Instagram: @mudancesocFacebook: Maynooth Dance Soc- Leah (PRO) x"
"Thanks to all who came to see our guest speakers today. Special thanks to Superintendent Kevin Daly and Detective Gerry Keane for taking the time to come and speak. We were delighted to welcome them to the University and had a great time listening to their fascinating experiences. We hope you all enjoyed as much as we did! More exciting things to come during the semester so stay tuned..."
" Happy new week beautiful dancers! This week is SHAG week! (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance week) as well as raising awareness on sexual health and guidance, we also want to promote body positivity & have you feeling your absolute best in these classes! Why not check out our amazing timetable lined up for this week! from shag week heels classes, to shag week jazz classes, and even a boys popping class there is something for everyone! All classes €2! Have an amazing week! - Leah (PRO) x "
"Thanks to all who came to our AGM! We were delighted to see familiar faces and also to welcome our new members. Congratulations to our three newly elected committee members - Sydney (events officer), Ana (media officer) and Amalia (communications officer)! We look forward to working hard to bring you all some amazing events this semester!"
"Hey everyone! Our weekly timetable will be back as of next week! We want to apologise for any inconvenience caused over the last few days! We were short on teachers this week but we will be back to posting it every Sunday starting this Sunday! - Leah (PRO) "
"Hey witches and wizards !!Welcome back to another magical Semester at Hogwarts! We hope you all had a great holidays and are ready to get back into the world of magic and wonder with us this semester!We have a couple of exciting events lined up this semester including a trip to a Harry Potter themed Escape Room here in Dublin.Cant wait to see what mischief ye manage to get up to !!Hogwarts Committee"
"Hello everyone! Welcome back to Maynooth for semester 2! Hope all your exams went well and you had a lovely break. Just to let you know that badminton trainings will start back again on Tuesday 4th February from 8pm - 10pm. Hope to see you there. Keep smashing it!Kind regards,Joseph Daly,NUIM badminton secretary."
"Hello everyone. There is a badminton tournament in UCD on the 15 - 16th of February. If you would like to go, go to our Facebook page 'MU Badminton' and you can find the information there. The entry fee is 20 Euro and you can play two events out of singles, doubles and mixed. You will need to find your own way up to UCD. There are several buses you can get to get into Dublin. Each college has a cap so if you would like to play, sign up as quick as you can! Thanks! Kind regards, Joseph Daly, NUIM badminton secretary. "
"Fairs Day 2 will take place this Wednesday from 10am til 3pm. It will be upstairs in Phoenix. If you haven't had a chance to get involved with any clubs or societies in first semester, this is a great chance to start! We will have our own stand on the day as well for anyone who wants to sign up or still has outstanding membership fees from semester 1. We will also be having our AGM that evening at 6:30pm in JH2 so you can check out our events for semester 2. Hope to see you on the day!"
"We will be collecting the €10 deposits for our hoodies on these days:Monday, 03/02/20 from 12-2pm at the arts block table in Arts. Tuesday, 04/02/20 from 12-1pm at the arts block table in Arts.Please sign up for a hoodie below using the google doc if you have not done so already:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfWAp7laEpfAWkRNkEVhGSWBnHBC9vGEijnE_F9MWPaBIsz5A/viewform?fbclid=IwAR1C5smLvlZoxiWTpuZV0ZbgYP-4GuwEK0M-kxTb6Yk4F7aRycmepVtdNwATuesday is the last day to pay a deposit/sign up so be sure to get your orders in ASAP!"
"We hosted a special event at the end of semester one. We had all our hockey players compete in Christmas teams, Rudolf's,Snowmen,Santa's and elves. The tournament was a fantastic way to lift the competitive spirit and build camaraderie with in the Maynooth University hockey players. We will continue an inter club league into semester two and hopefully it will become a tradition from now on. Thanks to committee PRO Ben McIntosh for coming up with the idea and keeping tally of points, This was a great idea for fundraising for the charity of the year - Ataxia! The winning team will be presented with prizes upon commencement of our mixed varsity training in February.1st place was the Elves. Aisling Dolan, Aoife Mcnulty, Brian Conneely, Fiona Gillis, Niamh Stallings, Oisin Smyth, Robert Ashley.Well done to all competing teams, We look forward to seeing old and new players in the second semester. "
"To wrap up our Tuesday night events for this semester, we'll be inviting the crowd to participate in our table topics. You guys will be presented with various motions on the screen, and will be given the chance to have an informal debate - simply stand up or raise your hand when you want to make a point for or against! "
"Lit & Deb, Comedy Soc and Creative Writing will be collaborating on an Open Mic night! If you're interested in speaking, fantastic - you'll have an opportunity to do so on the night and we very much encourage you to get involved. We hope to see you there! "
"In place of our House Debate on Tuesday we decided to take part in Gameshow along with some of Maynooth's finest. All funds went to the SU charity of the year, Ataxia Ireland. Every society ran their own event including ourselves who ran (obviously the best round because yours truly created it) Quickfire Poetry of Death! "
"Our 6 novices showed down on the motion "This House Believes That Modern Feminism is Failing Women". Congratulations to the winner Rory O'Hare who became the Maynooth Maidens champion for the 225th session of the Society. Well done to everyone who partook in all rounds of maidens, we hope you continue to hone your skills."
"That's right I don't want to say dynamic duo but the dynamic duo are going to be back in action to prepare all going to Cork for Cork. So if you're going to Cork or other IV's (Intervarsities not four :) ) you should probably definitely go. Or if you want to improve at debating this will be a very good opportunity to do so. "
"‘This House Believes That Terrorism is Subjective’ along with the MU Philosophy Society. There are perhaps multiple ways of defining terrorism, and some say all are subjective. Most define terrorism as "the use or threat of serious violence" to advance some kind of "cause". Some state clearly the kinds of group ("sub-national", "non-state") or cause (political, ideological, religious) to which they refer. Others assert that terrorism is objectively wrong, and that to say otherwise is extremely dangerous to society. "
"In collaboration with STAND we are bringing you this weeks debate "This House Believes that Peaceful Activism is the Most Effective Method to Stop Climate Change". Following the recent increase in protests carried out in retaliation for the lack of effective climate change policy. We are ourselves discussing the motion and questioning whether peaceful protest is the most effective pathway to pressure our world leaders to enact policy. Is there a superior alternative to tackle the crisis that is climate change? Find out this Tuesday in what is sure to be the great climate debate on display. "
"Election 2020: Let’s build An Ireland for all We can build an Ireland for all – but we need your help. Click to find your local team. Knock on doors, hang up posters, deliver leafletsDo your part to ensure that your voice is heard!See the Fianna Fáil official website here for more information! "
"Ready to surf into the new decade like a pro? Join us on our first surf trip of 2020 to Lahinch!!!The trip will be taking place on the 28th to the 30th of JANUARY. The bus will be departing Maynooth University SU at 2pm on Tuesday and returning from Lahinch at 4pm on Thursday.The total cost of the trip will be 100-110euro. (Awaiting bus quote)For this amount you get: 2 nights stay in Lahinch, 1 surf lesson + board & wetsuit rental, return bus journey from Maynooth Univerity.You also have the option of renting a board and wetsuit on Thursday for just 15euro!!!Be sure to sign up fast as spaces on the trip are limited. Click the link below to sign up.CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!!!"
"Hi folks,Lit & Deb would like to congratulate Eolain Downey and Kemka Ogbunda, who are progressing as a team to the Semi Finals of the Irish Times Debate Competition 2019-2020! We would also like to pass our congratulations on to Gavan Mc Laughlin, who is progressing to the Semi Finals as an individual speaker.We were delighted to host a Quarter Final round this year, and we are grateful to have been offered the opportunity to host a black tie Semi Final on Sunday, 2 February 2020. We will keep you all informed about that debate nearer to the time, but it is likely that some of our very own speakers will be participating so it would be great if you could pop down and show your support! All the best from your secretary - Cameron Moss.P.S. - good luck in your exams!"
"Hey Everyone, Hope yous have ll had a great Christmas and new year! The trip is drawing closer and closer, with only 18 more days till we fly out!! This is just a little update in regards to the room allocation process. In the next few days we will get a link to share with you guys and you select what room you want through that link. So if you and a friend want to be in the same room make sure to select the same room number. Its 4 people per room, and each apartment will have cooking facilities (usually a hob etc.). If you have any questions don't be afraid to ask! See yous all in the airport and good luck with the rest of the exams! "
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