Student Life

No Room at the Inn – student accommodation woes

December 6, 2017

Sprawled out across a damp second-hand mattress in a dimly-lit sitting room littered with beer cans and left-over dinner, he barely flinches when the door swings open.The room temperature is tepid on a cold Autumn

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Mark Little and the Neva ending story

December 4, 2017

The first rule of journalism has always been verification. If the story isn’t true, then it isn’t a story. Based on the premise of verification, Mark Little founded Storyful in 2009 as a social intelligence

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How two students took the journalism world by storm

December 3, 2017

It all started six months ago, in a living room in Dublin. André Bastié needed to transcribe twelve interviews for an academic research project on Social Entrepreneurship for his masters in e-commerce in DCU. He

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Zen and the art of garden maintenance

November 29, 2017

As you walk into DCU’s community garden, tucked away in a corner behind the library, the sounds of the outside world fade from earshot as a myriad of sights and smells cocoon you in an

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No good time for goodbye

November 29, 2017

Darkness does not discriminate. Few people are bypassed when dire possibility and self-doubt eradicate even the faintest glimmer of light. Darkness can live within us all. For most, it pays only fleeting visits. For most, suicide is not

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A balance of religion

November 29, 2017

Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name,” is forever ingrained in the minds of any young person who attended a Catholic primary school. A prayer in the morning, a prayer before or after lunch and

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Cash in on the lash

November 29, 2017

A21 year old eyelash technician and entrepreneur has brought her booming beauty business to the DCU Glasnevin campus.

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It’s time to talk about porn

November 15, 2017

Porn: is it an opiate for sexual urges or a catalyst for gender harassment? Experts say neither – society suggests both.

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Bespoke wheels keep on turning: a student success story

November 15, 2017

College is said to be some of the best years of your life, yet its hurdles can be tough considering the responsibility weighing on your shoulders. This may include anything from assignment stress or worrying

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Finding the light in Seasonal Affective Disorder

November 15, 2017

As we wind back the clocks for daylight savings, a veil of darkness looms over the frigid winter months. For some, the short cold days are a countdown to Christmas; for others, they’re a reason to

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My Christmas is bigger than your Christmas

November 15, 2017

Halloween is over. As soon as that last firework fizzled into the sky, the sound of bells can be faintly heard jingling in the distance. The shops burn all their spooky gear in a bonfire

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USI launch ‘Get RegD’ Campaign

November 15, 2017

The USI launched their ‘Get RegD’ campaign to encourage students to register to vote. Back in 2014, over 120,000 people under the age of 25 were not registered to vote according to a survey published

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Online gambling can negatively affect students

November 2, 2017

There was a pungent stench of weed, cigarettes and stale alcohol that clouded the air of the small room. Excited chatter and electronic music pulsated throughout the empty space while the gyrating bodies were getting

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Who killed JFK – what will the papers say?

November 1, 2017

In 1992 a precedent was set by law which locked away, from prying eyes, thousands of papers in relation to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963.

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Life after the leaving cert

October 25, 2017

The transition from Leaving Cert to college can be formidable and terrifying. It’s especially huge for people who have no experience of living alone or providing for themselves. Should it be such a massive adjustment,

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A world of our own

October 25, 2017

According to French philosopher and journalist Albert Camus, “to be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.” Isn’t that however, one of the fundamentals of being human? That we care? It often seems

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Burying a life

October 25, 2017

Imagine if there was a different way we approached death – a different way we approached funerals and burials, something different from what we are so used to now?

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Sacrificial goals: balancing life with college

October 25, 2017

Most college students have things other than college going on in their lives. Whether that’s work or individual interests and hobbies, sometimes life itself can get in the way of fulfilling ones full potential in college. No matter how hard

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Girls just wanna: female representation at Newstalk

October 25, 2017

Dublin based station Newstalk FM, has been deemed a “misogynistic” radio station by an Irish Times columnist due to its lack of female presenters, and the recent firing of a long time female presenter at the