Troubles traveling far

When I first learned of Ireland Troubles, I was reminded of all the “troubles” that happened in the USA, in regards to the Civil Rights Movement and the Detroit Riot. Ireland Troubles was an ethno-nationalist conflict in Northern Ireland during the 20th century. The conflict began during a campaign to end discrimination against the Catholic…

How Dublin Crosswalks Communicate Better

Crosswalks are an integral part of any city’s infrastructure. Cities are built around roads but made for heavy pedestrian traffic. They need a system that is efficient, fast, and safe for all of the residents. Most cities have the fast element down to a science. They ensure that the light changes enough to allow residents…

Ireland vs. Northern Ireland: The City Life Vibes

By: Bridget Bartos When I was getting ready to go pick a college the summer before my senior year, my mom gave me some of the best advice I have ever received before I went on my first tours. I was worrying about not knowing what school to choose or how to decipher between the…

Forever Evolving

by Malaika Allen Communication has come a long way in a relatively short period of time. Just ten years ago we used landlines to call one another and now we can do anything on a device the size of our hands. Although most people think of communication as the use of phones and computers, it…

Unity and Division

Over the past 10 days, we flew from Cardiff, Wales, and began our journey in island of Ireland. This is a place where had been split in two different countries: Republic of Ireland, and Northern Ireland which is belongs to United Kingdom. However, even they are so close to Great Britain, in fact Northern Ireland…

Walls: A Brief History & Future Possibilities

By Trevor Klaus Talking politics these days is always quite the sensitive issue, regardless of which country is being talked about or where exactly one falls on the political spectrum.  However, it always fascinates me to find parallels and differences in the causes and effects between similar political decisions made by different countries. One of…

The Language of Music

By Ryan Gilbert If there’s one thing the Irish know how to do, it’s how to throw a party. No matter what day of the week it is, you can find merry Irishmen and women at the local pubs or enjoying a night on the town. One thing that I’ve discovered, is that every single…