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SU '13

Sneak peek at the DCUSU13 Opinion Poll

March 30, 2013

The College View and DCUfm News are running a joint Opinion Poll to gauge how students will vote in the upcoming SU Elections. With Good Friday and a Bank Holiday falling in the midst of

Randoms

Money matters: from cattle to coins

March 29, 2013

Abba told us that money must be funny in a rich man’s world. But money isn’t all that funny. Abba was wrong. The Swedish lied to us. The definition of money is “anything accepted by

Laughing Through Life

Getting the foot in the door

March 29, 2013

You’ve got it, finally. That elusive piece of paper you’ve been working towards for the last three or four years – well, for some it could take the guts of a decade. The days of

Through My Eyes

Through My Eyes: The crash

March 28, 2013

Two days before Christmas I wake up to this Facebook message from my boyfriend’s sister: “Have you heard?” These words caused the bottom of my world to drop off. It was one of those things

Articles

The Science Behind…Faith

March 28, 2013

Some atheists say that religious belief is a kind of irrational glitch in the system that we should work hard to overcome, but things are much more complicated than claiming religious people are uneducated or

Laughing Through Life

DESIGNED – A system that would drive you insane

March 28, 2013

It was a damp, muggy evening in an industrial estate typical of recessionary Ireland. Along the black vastness of an empty car park, a small, blue Fiat carefully careened its way around corners and abandoned

Articles

The power of dreams

March 28, 2013

Sigmund Freud is regarded as the “father of psychoanalysis”. He analysed dreams as a way to understand personality in relation to pathology – the science of disease – and revolutionsied the study with his work:

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DCU News

Dispute over USI presence on campus during campaign continues

March 20, 2013

The Union of Students’ in Ireland may have been allowed to campaign on campus for the recent re-affiliation referendum based on misinformation. In a Class Representative Council meeting at the beginning of last semester, regulations

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FluxFeat

Remember When: Flux talks to Heathers

March 20, 2013

“Remember when we thought we’d known each other…” The jangling opening chords of Heathers’ “Remember When” have become synonymous with Irish tourism, but twin sisters Ellie and Louise Macnamara from Dublin have proven themselves as

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Other Sports

Final disappointment for DCU teams

March 20, 2013

Falling at the final hurdle is one of the worst feelings for anyone competing in any sport. To be within touching distance of glory and to have it slip from your grasp can at times

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DCU News

Furlong murder accused won’t get death penalty

March 20, 2013

The family of murdered DCU student Nicola Furlong criticised the sentence handed down to Richard Hinds who was found guilty of the murder of the 21 year old Wexford woman by a Tokyo court on

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Food

Are you listening to advertisements or your own body?

March 20, 2013

While the government ups the price of cigarettes and introduces new packaging showing graphic images of smokers’ bodies in order to decrease the number of smokers in Ireland, not much is done to tackle a substance

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Randoms

Sink or Swim? A man survives.

March 20, 2013

Sean O’Donoghue was 27 when he nearly drowned. Over 100 feet below the surface of the water, in the black of the North Sea, water began to stream into Sean’s diving helmet, slowly filling it

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Student Life

Student politics: do we care?

March 20, 2013

After the initial flurry of democratic enthusiasm dies down, the polling stations across DCU go quiet. From about 2 pm onwards, students manning the stations become a bit more desperate to get anyone and everyone

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National News

USI President rejects criticism of graduates

March 20, 2013

USI President John Logue has hit out at comments made by the Irish boss of the world’s biggest payment firm, PayPal, who stated graduate employees carry a sense of entitlement and are not hungry enough

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Randoms

Supermacs, Goats and Pagans: All in a St Patrick’s Day

March 20, 2013

St Patrick’s Day is weird. One: because it’s somehow compulsory and two: because it makes you think that Irish people reproduce like flowers rather than people. Thousands are Irish for March. But where did they

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Articles

The Science Behind…Love

March 20, 2013

Relationships are confusing at the best of times and when science is thrown into the mix, things get even more complicated. The majority of people assume it’s a simple case of two individuals finding each

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Food

Superfood of the Week: Oats

March 20, 2013

Does your mother ever tell you “porridge is the best thing you could have for breakfast”? Well it seems that she may be right. The word ‘breakfast’ comes from the idea of ‘breaking the fast’ – porridge is ideal for

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Lifestyle

Health Matters: The Liver

March 20, 2013

When people get a headache or a sore stomach they know straight away where the problem lies, however when it comes to the liver it’s not quite as easy. Unlike a sore stomach, the liver