Lifestyle

Winter Olympics 2018: Game of Rhinestones

March 7, 2018

For some Olympians, the quality of their gear could determine their place on the podium, but in figure skating their costumes play a big part in how they will be remembered in sporting history.

DCU News

DCU remains one of few non smoke-free campuses

March 7, 2018

Another Irish third-level institution has announced a smoke-free campus, with DCU yet to join a number of other Irish colleges who have banned campus smoking. Several universities including UCD, Trinity, and UL have all begun

Lifestyle

An introduction to Kiko Cosmetics

March 7, 2018

If you’ve never heard of Kiko Cosmetics, you will when you step outside Ireland. Aine Conaty gives readers an introduction to the European budget brand.

Features

Time to head south on the Inca trail

March 7, 2018

For some people the idea of backpacking and students represents a tacky idealism of Thai full-moon parties, fluorescent revellers and the proverbial buckets of whiskey. And, while there can be no denying the allure of

Features

You drive me crazy

March 7, 2018

Snow covers pockmarked roads, a crunchy backdrop to a husky crescendo promising ‘We won’t have to drive too far, close to the border and into the city.’ A conjuring of prose and clever song lyrics,

Features

From Russia with love

March 7, 2018

“Huddled in a corner, my brother and I fiddled with the radio until we caught the signal of an American radio station. ‘We’re coming to save you,’ the presenter would say, in Lithuanian. But they

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DCU News

Student body to vote on plastic free campus

March 7, 2018

DCU Sustainable Living Society’s successful campaign for a single-use plastic-free campus has borne a DCUSU referendum, aimed at the University’s Board of Directors.

Health

Vegan food sprouting up at DCU

March 7, 2018

Veganism may be the new trend, and a lifestyle synonymous with Generation Z, but with limited options at the best of times, students have struggled in the past to find the right foods to match

Film

‘The Shape of Water’ flows perfectly

March 7, 2018

The latest movie directed by the critically acclaimed Guillermo Del Toro (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth) weaves a deeply intricate fairy tale into a very unusual love story.

Opinion

Is Irishness enough to maintain us as a significant player in Europe?

March 7, 2018

With the fallout from Brexit we sneer at Britain and bolster our own sense of national pride, but it is easy to overlook our own selfish approach to Europe’s resources. As a nation we love to be loved. The “best fans in the world”, our culture and history is celebrated across the globe, just friendly rogues out for the craic.

Opinion

A new beginning for a new Irish generation

March 7, 2018

But the Government cannot be faulted for their efforts in creating a new Ireland. For young people in Ireland, this plan is almost like a stand of confidence in the country most of us will probably consider leaving in the next few years.

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Opinion

The impact of gender-neutral bathrooms

March 7, 2018

The idea of gender neutral bathrooms is for inclusion and equality, the idea that everybody, no matter your gender, can do their business in a place they feel safe and comfortable.