Ireland Votes Yes to Gay Marriage

Story by Xandie Kuenning | Ireland is generally thought of as a conservative country in terms of social issues. Homosexuality was only decriminalized in 1993 and civil partnership legislation was enacted in 2010. However, when the Fine Gael-Labour coalition government took office in 2011, Deputy Prime Minister, or Tánaiste, Eamon Gilmore called gay marriage, “the […]

Dublin to Belfast: A Tale of Two Cities

Story by Colleen Luibrand | When I received my acceptance letter to Northeastern University my senior year of highschool, I was ecstatic. It started off with “congratulations,” so naturally, I stopped reading there and rejoiced. After I had already informed my closest friends and family members of my acceptance, I continued reading my letter and […]