Film

Top Three Stephen King adaptations

October 31, 2012

Stephen King is an undisputed legend of horror literature. Many of his books have been adapted for the big screen. Here, in no particular order, are three of King’s scariest stories. The Shining “Here’s Johnny…”

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University News

Gerry Adams calls on DCU students to stand up

October 31, 2012

Sinn Féin leader and TD, Gerry Adams, has called on DCU students to “stand up” and call for a “different type of Ireland”. Adams was speaking at the Union of Students in Ireland public talk

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Lifestyle

Learning a language the fun way

October 31, 2012

Ever wanted to learn another language in a fun, cheap and stress-free way? Language Exchange Ireland has created this environment. They hold a language exchange night in Dtwo on Harcourt Street every Monday night at

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DCU News

DCU Offer New Post Graduate Scholarship Exchange

October 31, 2012

DCU postgraduate student Barry Cannon has been selected as the first recipient of a new postgraduate scholarship and exchange programme. The programme, which was announced by Dublin City Lord Mayor, Naoise Ó Muirí, will offer

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Handball

Neary and Kennedy enjoy handball success

October 31, 2012

Ciarán Neary and past lecturer Eugene Kennedy flew the DCU flag with distinction at the recent World Handball Championships, as both handballers climbed the podium following outright success in their respective categories. Kilkenny native Neary

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Football

Fate of soccer team lies in their own hands

October 31, 2012

Sitting pretty at the top of the CUFL Premier Division East, DCU are within touching distance of qualifying for the knockout stages of the competition for the first time in its present incarnation. Declan Roche’s

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Clubs and Socs

Drama society organise and perform musical in 24 hours

October 31, 2012

DCU Drama Society held their 24-hour musical on Thursday last in The Venue in aid of the Bee for Battens foundation. The musical, Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, was adapted from the YouTube sensation of the

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Gaelic Football

DCU students central to Ballymun Kickhams success

October 31, 2012

DCU students Philly McMahon, James McCarthy, Dean Rock, John Small and Andy O’Brien were part of the Ballymun Kickhams panel that annexed the clubs third County senior football title. It was Dean Rock who grabbed

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National News

RSA launch film competition

October 31, 2012

The Road Safety Authority and Setanta Insurance are calling on budding young filmmakers to submit an original concept for a short film, with €3,000 prize money on offer as well as the chance to work

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Music

9 Crow Street

October 31, 2012

9 Crow Street is Emma Fraser, Dean Ryan McDaid and Melissa McDermott. Started in December 2010, perched on the corner of their namesake, 9 Crow Street quickly developed a reputation for its deadly vintage clothes,

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Articles

Anti-fees campaign a failure, says USI President

October 31, 2012

Union of Students in Ireland (USI) President, John Logue has admitted the student rally to Leinster House last year was a failure. Going forward, he believes students need to become proactive and loud in targeting

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DCU News

Humans and Zombies attack DCU

October 31, 2012

Over 115 people took part in this year’s Human vs. Zombie event on campus last week. The event was run mainly by the Game society but the Strange Things and Paranormal societies also took part

Flux

My search for the perfect Hallowe’en Costume

October 31, 2012

“Halloween is the one day a year when a girl can dress like a total slut and no other girl can say anything”, to paraphrase Mean Girls (I’m dead original, me). Now, I’m a lady,

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DCU News

O’Connor elected Class Rep Council Chair

October 31, 2012

DCU’s Class Rep Council has elected Rob O’Connor as chair for the 2012/13 academic year. The council held their first meeting last week in The Venue with the SU sabbatical officers, which O’Connor elected to

The Hype

Luke and Eimear’s Special Favourites

October 31, 2012

Luke Reilly and Eimear Shannon run down the things that have provided them with joy ‒maximum joy. Workmans does Karaoke The Workman’s Club has become Dublin’s own X Factor stage. We all get that feeling,

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University News

Education minister confirms delays on grant payments

October 31, 2012

Minister for Education, Ruairi Quinn, has confirmed that of more than 60,000 applications made to the new central student grant processing authority over the summer, decisions have been made on just over 12,000 applications while

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Other Sports

60 seconds with DCU Fencing Club

October 31, 2012

Describe your club in five words. Friendly, active, encouraging, competitive and a great laugh. 2How did you get involved in Fencing? I got involved in my first year of college when I joined the club.

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Film

Divine Hammer: Horror films from the 50s and 60s

October 31, 2012

If there’s one thing that Halloween is incomplete without, it’s a good rip-roaring monsterfest. Today’s modern horror films tend to lean more towards the psychological and the symbolic and at worst lean towards the bare

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Hurling

DCU hurling in need of a healing

October 31, 2012

Hurling Club chairperson Seamus Kelly tells Eoghan Cormican that Fitzgibbon hurling is the only way forward forthe college’s beleaguered stickmen. In the chronicles of DCU hurling, the past 12 months must surely rank among the

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DCU News

Labyrinth committee have raised €14,000

October 31, 2012

The group who want to build the controversial Labyrinth in DCU have already raised €14,000 towards its construction. The Committee set up to promote the Labyrinth and create awareness of it will be meeting this

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Film

Review: Paranormal Activity 4

October 31, 2012

The phrase “flogging a dead horse” is one that’s fairly often bandied about when it comes to movies these days. It certainly applies to the fourth addition to the Paranormal Activity franchise, which hit cinemas

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DCU News

Students urged to vote yes in Children’s Referendum

October 31, 2012

“The state should not have to wait for a near death situation before it can intervene” when it comes to the safety of a child, according to constitutional law lecturer and Green Party member, Roderic

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DCU News

Olympic medallist attends honorary doctorate ceremony

October 31, 2012

David Rudisha, 800m world record-holder and 2012 Olympic gold medallist, was in DCU recently to witness the presentation of an honorary doctorate to his coach, Brother Colm O’Connell. Known as “the godfather of Kenyan running”,