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Health

Smoking mirrors

April 19, 2017

Iconic movie legends of the 1940s and 50s were the trend setters of their day. In a time when the world was shrugging off the vestiges of war, a well-tailored pencil skirt and a pair

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News Features

The last good, Good Friday

April 19, 2017

Bibi Drumm, lifetime parish member and a devout Catholic, sits down in her compact living room, leaning her walking stick gently against the arm of the upholstered chair. “Once you get over 65 – which

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Health

DCU STEM projects receive millions in funding

April 19, 2017

Three projects from DCU were awarded funding this month from the Science Foundation Ireland for research projects in the areas of sciences, technology, engineering and maths. (STEM)   Each project is currently being led by

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Randoms

Love letters

April 19, 2017

Letter writing is a concept often idealised and romanticised. Once a useful way of talking to people, does it serve a purpose in the modern world of social media? While there is definitely space for

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Randoms

Counter moves

April 19, 2017

An overwhelmingly uncrowded lecture hall on an overcast afternoon, is the location for the deceptively explosive talk by Dr Claire Hamilton of NUI Maynooth on Counter Terrorism in Europe. As a stream of students pool in and out

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Student Life

Planes, trains and automobiles

April 19, 2017

Paris, Westminster, Brussels, Stockholm, Nice, Berlin – all cities that have suffered in the past few years at the hands of terrorists.   Many major European cities have seen horrific incidents – knife attacks, bombings, vehicles

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News Features

Postcards from abroad

April 5, 2017

“The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair.”  So says the great author JRR Tolkien. As Ibrahim Halawa spends yet another

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Features

Hiking: the hazardous hobby

April 5, 2017

Last month, the High Court overruled a decision for the National Parks and Wildlife Service to pay out €40,000 of damages to hillwalker Teresa Wall after she injured herself on a wooden boardwalk on the

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Features

Are arts degrees a waste of time?

April 5, 2017

As University College Dublin (UCD) announce a huge overhaul of all of their arts courses, in an effort to make their graduates more employable, the question is posed whether this improvement is enough.

Hon. Ms. Justice Mary Laffoy and chairperson of DCU law society Eva McQuaid, at an event in DCU on March 6th. Credit: Shauna Bowers
Features

Lifting the limits for the ladies in law

April 5, 2017

As you opened the large wooden doors into lecture room CG86 in the Henry Grattan building on Monday March 6th, you were met with a deluge of students. It was 6pm and classes were completed

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Features

Panu Hoglund on his love for the Irish language

April 5, 2017

The sun setting over the Lake District of Varkaus, an industrial town in Eastern Finland, Panu Höglund ponders the state of the Irish language, how he could improve other’s experiences of learning it. Beside him

"Science courses can be some of the most challenging courses to undertake but those long hours, daily assignments and lab reports can really pay off when you’ve suddenly discovered something that could save people’s lives or developed something that could completely change an aspect of life."
Features

The benefit of STEM courses

March 22, 2017

It was November 2016 and the graduation ceremonies in DCU were well underway. One graduate, Sarah Gilgunn, had to fly back from London in order to attend. Despite graduating from her PhD in April 2016,

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Features

Do females engage in student politics?

March 22, 2017

In the Mezz, on couches worn out by students of DCU past and present, an informal talk was held about female engagement in politics. Its attendance counted twice as many men as women.

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Features

Why is studying our native language so difficult?

March 22, 2017

Many students are exempt from studying Irish in school due to a disability. In 2015, 3,592 students had an exemption from sitting Irish for the Leaving Cert because of their disability. Out of these students

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Features

What does the SU do for you?

March 22, 2017

According to Union of Students in Ireland (USI) the students’ union is an organised body of ‘willing would-be activists’ whose primary focus is defending the rights of the student, as well as enabling and furthering

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Articles

Goodbye Lucy

March 8, 2017

According to Aristotle; At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice, he is the worst. In the mire, which carpets the underbelly of the sex trade, in the

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Features

The legal and ethical poles of The Eighth Amendment

March 8, 2017

The subject of the Eighth Amendment has been one which has gained mass amount of attention over the last year especially. It has been discussed and then discussed again as everyone passionately exclaims their postulations,

Having the option of phone counselling, means that help is only a few seconds away. Credit: Laura Duffy
Features

Phoning your feelings in DCU

March 8, 2017

Just a few weeks ago, DCU saw the establishment of an over the phone counselling service. An exclusive for DCU students, the helpline will operate for three hours, two nights a week – every Tuesday

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Features

Is REMEDIATE the remedy for polluted soil?

March 8, 2017

Increased industrialisation and production is linked to higher levels of pollution, and still society continues its industrial and urban growth, producing more greenhouse gases and hazardous waste year after year.

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Features

Safeguarding your sexual health

March 8, 2017

Sexually active students are advised to avail of DCU’s free testing for sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) due to an increase of Chlamydia sufferers, according to the HSE.

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Features

Sticks and Stones

March 8, 2017

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names can never hurt me; perhaps that used to be true. Or, perhaps it applied to a time before technology invaded safe spaces, before the insidious nature

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Articles

How much is that doggy in the window

March 8, 2017

Ann, who felt hard done by due to the lack of a family dog in her own childhood, had a yearning for a puppy of her own. Browsing through Done Deal, she found an adorable litter