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Solidarity on social media?

March 6, 2019

Facebook support groups are a tremendous exhibition of the capacity people have for benevolence. From small congregations of those who feel underrepresented in mass media, to families of children born with disabilities looking for more information, these groups have been an invaluable resource.

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The resurrection of Sixto Rodriguez

February 20, 2019

The oppression he faced as a Mexican immigrant heavily influenced his song writing. His soft melodies and thought-provoking lyrics should have made him a star in the US, however, both his albums received underwhelming attention and Rodriguez was dropped.

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USIT graduate visa is taking a vacation

February 20, 2019

Did you know the graduate visa to go to the US has changed? If you have planned to go across the pond for work straight after college you need to know this information.

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DCU hosts annual AmCham Hackathon event

February 20, 2019

The American Chamber of Commerce, which represents the interest of American businesses with a base in Ireland, gave participants two and a half days to form “cross-sector multidisciplinary teams” and create an idea for a business.

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Bye Bye, Big Bang

February 18, 2019

Common theories date the Big Bang, which sparked our universe into existence, to 13.7 billion years ago. For many of us, it feels like impossibly-popular sitcom The Big Bang Theory has been on the air

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Laura Loomer agus toirmeasc Twitter

December 12, 2018

Tá Laura Loomer ina gníomhaí polaitiúla i Meiriceá, ach dar ndóigh tá níos mó gnó aici le teoiric comhcheilge ná aon rud eile na laethanta seo dar le Twitter agus is ó seo a thagann an

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Nollaig mar mic léinn DCU

December 12, 2018

Is í am na Nollag ceann de na tréimhsí is fear sa bhliain dar le roinnt daoine, tá am na Nollag mar mic léinn difriúl ná am na Nollag mar páiste, déagóir nó duine níos

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Loneliness in winter

December 12, 2018

Christmas time can be a lonely time full of sadness and stress for some people. Aoife Horan talks about what you can to do to beat these winter blues.

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The atypical portrayals of autism on TV

December 12, 2018

Sheldon himself denies being autistic, stating “My mother had me tested.” And yet: Obsessive behaviors. Social dysfunction. Regressive tendencies. Inability to grasp subtext and sarcasm. Avoidance of physical contact. Anxiety. Scientific savantism.

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The not so-secret lives of celebrities under scrutiny

December 12, 2018

Even before social media, the public have always had an interest in the personal lives of celebrities.  Marilyn Monroe’s life was ruined by the press, her career had been going downhill and it was being splattered all over the magazines.

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Dea-bhéasach i gcónaí

November 28, 2018

I mBéising bhí troid idir tiománaí bus agus paisinéir. Thit an bhus isteach san abhainn Yangtze agus bádh na paisinéirí ar fad.

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Spice up your life and support up and coming artists

November 28, 2018

From a business point of view, you can see the logic if you’re an older band that hasn’t been active in a long time. There’s a lot of safe money to be made in reunion tours or making a movie that’s either a sequel or a remake.

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The power of the short story

November 14, 2018

Short stories can be revisited time and time again and one will often discover something new each time as you read deeper beneath the surface. It is these layered meanings found in great short stories that makes them more dynamic than books.

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Keeping the magic in children’s films alive, generation after generation

November 14, 2018

The attitude of inclusion and acceptance is growing internationally. The portrayal of these changing narratives can be seen in children’s films. The reason the quality of the stories did not deteriorate is because films still use the classic formula of good vs evil and other constant variables.

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The wrath of Michael Myers, 40 years on

October 31, 2018

Halloween reminds audiences what a ruthless killer Myers really is, slaughtering anything that comes across his path. He is completely void of emotion, an unstoppable killing machine. This is the true terror of Michael Myers.

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How art can change our perception of beauty

October 31, 2018

The famous quote by Oscar Wilde, saying,“life imitates art far more than art imitates life” rings true in the sense that we aspire more imitate the idealised aspects of art as we consider them to be more beautiful than real life and its trials and tribulations.

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Not good enough to be a pro

October 31, 2018

While many people have ambitions to become sportstars most won’t make it that far.Eoin Harte takes a look at those who were not good enough to make it to the top

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Tom Odell at the Olympia Theatre

October 31, 2018

In a world where artists seem to constantly compete with each other for the most show stopping concerts, sometimes it’s nice to strip it back to the basics. Sunday October 14th saw Tom Odell, closely