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Wabi-sabi and enjoying your imperfections

January 19, 2017

Between the frustration of inconvenient snow, dwindling budgets and an unrealistic abstinence from booze, the new year brings prosperity but reminds us that the first month of the year is always a tough one.

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On Journalism, Networked Advocacy and Post-Truth

January 5, 2017

Digital technologies and the pervasiveness and wide accessibility of the internet have fundamentally transformed the way journalists and advocates function. Because of the speed at which technology is advancing – and therefore the nature of

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Free Speech frees the mind

November 30, 2016

In our ever-polarising political climate, it is now more important than ever to turn the focus on an open and educated discussion between people from all walks of life. This, more than anything, was the tone

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Minority groups and modern media: a war of its own

November 16, 2016

The political turmoil between Western society and Islamic culture has fundamentally – and permanently – redefined modern journalistic practices, with every one of our well-favoured news outlets equally responsible for contributing to the European epidemic

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Teachers say they need better pay

November 16, 2016

As two further days of strike action took place in secondary schools across the country last week, teachers and students returned to school on Wednesday as the strike by the Association of Secondary School Teachers

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Over 100 days later, but what does Brexit mean for us?

October 26, 2016

The impact of a country like the United Kingdom exiting the European Union is something that will be felt throughout the entire world. While the Sterling continues to sharply decrease in value, we here in

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The importance of donating blood

October 12, 2016

One in four of us will need a blood transfusion in our lifetime. Yet the number of new blood donors coming forward is decreasing while the average donor age is increasing, according to worrying statistics

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How to save a life

October 12, 2016

Humanity is not the perfect species, there is no promise of healthy perfect babies, but few people become pregnant with the expectation of having a child with a life altering disease. Cystic Fibrosis is a

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Every age is welcome at DCU

October 12, 2016

DCU is known as a campus for enterprise, but what you might not know is that DCU is also now considered an Age Friendly University.

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University mental health services are under pressure

October 12, 2016

Smiling, laughing, happy students are the first thing you notice when you set foot on any DCU campus. There is a certain euphoric buzz to university life that you will not find anywhere else. This

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Student nurses have empty purses

October 12, 2016

They wear a uniform and their feet pound the same floors each and every day. They comfort patients, provide them with the care that every person deserves. They look after your mother, brother, father and

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DCU creates more fuss around the bus

September 28, 2016

Stranded students, missed lectures and having to endure plenty of cycling and walking. This is the reality many students face because of the bus strikes. DCU has tried to help the students in their commute

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The public’s cry to repeal the eighth amendment

September 28, 2016

“We are not witches but if the church and state insist, then let us be the descendants of all the witches they could not drown.” This is a line from a poem recited by prominent

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Cost of campus accommodation hits the roof

September 28, 2016

Students lining the pathways, queues for the delicatessen in Spar and the endless cups of caffeine. The smell of new books, the vibrancy of new stationary, the heavy backpacks slumped on the shoulders of hungover

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How to make the most out of university

September 28, 2016

Walking onto campus for your first year at DCU, you might feel nervous, excited and unsure of what to expect. With so many opportunities at your fingertips, it can be overwhelming figuring out how to

Health

Living with Borderline Personality Disorder

September 28, 2016

I am in complete control. I do well in my area of work. I am productive, charming, a go-getter.  I have no control. I am failing in my tasks. I do nothing, snap at people, have

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The pros and cons of commuting to college

September 28, 2016

Coming up to the start of college, everyone will tell you to enjoy yourself. It’s the time of your life, the place where you’ll meet your future bridesmaids and create award winning hangover cures. Your college

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Literature has not lost its allure

May 11, 2016

Featured on The Irish Times. With the recession still a prevalent memory in students’ minds, arts degrees are receiving less applicants while science, business and IT soar in numbers. People have an innate love for

Features

Living with disablement

April 20, 2016

My little sister Grace is 10 years old. She can’t walk or talk. She knows basic sign language. She gets around in a wheelchair. She couldn’t eat for years. She can only do for herself

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To make a mother

April 20, 2016

Calls for a review of the judicial system and sentencing laws have been heard too often in cases of rape, manslaughter, and sexual abuse. Examples where the level of the sentence does not appear to