"Science courses can be some of the most challenging courses to undertake but those long hours, daily assignments and lab reports can really pay off when you’ve suddenly discovered something that could save people’s lives or developed something that could completely change an aspect of life."
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The benefit of STEM courses

March 22, 2017

It was November 2016 and the graduation ceremonies in DCU were well underway. One graduate, Sarah Gilgunn, had to fly back from London in order to attend. Despite graduating from her PhD in April 2016,

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Do females engage in student politics?

March 22, 2017

In the Mezz, on couches worn out by students of DCU past and present, an informal talk was held about female engagement in politics. Its attendance counted twice as many men as women.

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Why is studying our native language so difficult?

March 22, 2017

Many students are exempt from studying Irish in school due to a disability. In 2015, 3,592 students had an exemption from sitting Irish for the Leaving Cert because of their disability. Out of these students

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What does the SU do for you?

March 22, 2017

According to Union of Students in Ireland (USI) the students’ union is an organised body of ‘willing would-be activists’ whose primary focus is defending the rights of the student, as well as enabling and furthering

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Articles

Goodbye Lucy

March 8, 2017

According to Aristotle; At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice, he is the worst. In the mire, which carpets the underbelly of the sex trade, in the

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The legal and ethical poles of The Eighth Amendment

March 8, 2017

The subject of the Eighth Amendment has been one which has gained mass amount of attention over the last year especially. It has been discussed and then discussed again as everyone passionately exclaims their postulations,

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Phoning your feelings in DCU

March 8, 2017

Just a few weeks ago, DCU saw the establishment of an over the phone counselling service. An exclusive for DCU students, the helpline will operate for three hours, two nights a week – every Tuesday

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Is REMEDIATE the remedy for polluted soil?

March 8, 2017

Increased industrialisation and production is linked to higher levels of pollution, and still society continues its industrial and urban growth, producing more greenhouse gases and hazardous waste year after year.

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Safeguarding your sexual health

March 8, 2017

Sexually active students are advised to avail of DCU’s free testing for sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) due to an increase of Chlamydia sufferers, according to the HSE.

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Sticks and Stones

March 8, 2017

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names can never hurt me; perhaps that used to be true. Or, perhaps it applied to a time before technology invaded safe spaces, before the insidious nature

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How much is that doggy in the window

March 8, 2017

Ann, who felt hard done by due to the lack of a family dog in her own childhood, had a yearning for a puppy of her own. Browsing through Done Deal, she found an adorable litter

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I ain’t no Hollaback gal

March 8, 2017

As a society we tend to have a very dismissive attitude towards sexual harassment. Many people consider it to be ‘just a catcall’, so what exactly is sexual harassment?  Sexual harassment is unwelcome sexual advances,

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Health

The reality of clinical psychology doctorate programmes

February 22, 2017

On the ninth of March 2016, an applied psychology master’s degree student called Elaine rang up Liveline to talk to Joe Duffy. During their conversation, the twenty-three-year-old student informed Joe that she was nearing the

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Student nurses shoulder a great burden

February 22, 2017

While walking around, checking on patients, first year nursing student at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT),  Rebecca , noticed that one of the louder patients on the ward was being oddly quiet. As any nurse would,

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Splitting the movie myth of split personalites

February 22, 2017

Teasing a fear from the depths of safety delivers a rush of adrenaline, increases our heart rates and is often referred to as the fight or flight response; the edge of the unknown. Little children

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Living with a stammer

February 22, 2017

For as long as I can remember, I have had trouble with words. I’m sure you’re thinking: “Then why are you writing an article?”, but it’s not that I don’t know what to say, I

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Does Dry January deliver results?

February 22, 2017

Over the last month Instagram has been flooded with posts of #DryJanuary alongside images of people going to the gym or photographs of healthy meals. This tradition of ditching alcohol for the first month of

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The harsh reality of the 2C-B drug

February 8, 2017

In early January six young people were hospitalised after taking the synthetic drug known as 2C-B, at a house party in Cork City.  Gerard Banks and his friend were walking by the house when they

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What has Donald Trump done so far?

February 8, 2017

It has been just over two weeks since Donald J. Trump’s inauguration and he became the 45th President of the United States. Within that week, President Trump and his administration have already initiated a series

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Where did Valentine’s Day come from?

February 8, 2017

It  is that time of the year when Christmas and New Years have passed, and the masses of red and pink items land in shops all around the world. Valentine’s Day is once again upon us,

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Palestine, Israel and the UCC conference

February 8, 2017

With all of the controversy surrounding the UCC conference, Paola Rivetti, a member of Academics for Palestine, explains why the conference should go ahead.