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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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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

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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

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

Features

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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Features

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

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Scorn in the USA

April 20, 2016

Throwing a tantrum. Crying over spilled milk. Cancelling a concert to stand up for what you believe in. To one North Carolina Congressman, these are all one and the same. Bruce Springsteen decided to cancel

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Why advertisements are restricted and monitored

April 20, 2016

Most of our days are spent surrounded by advertisements. Whether they are on television, radio, the internet, magazines or even just the posters surrounding us; they are always there.  It seems like a natural part

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Understanding Autism

April 6, 2016

Autism is often described as a ‘spectrum disorder’, meaning that two individuals with the same diagnosis may not experience the same difficulties at the same time. The symptoms can present themselves in many forms and combinations ranging from mild to severe

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University degree holders more likely to get married and have kids

March 23, 2016

College students have always been pinned as some of the most progressive in society. Universities attract bright people, who, for the most part, are ambitious and motivated to work. They are places that foster political activism and encourage liberal stances on social issues. Just over a month ago, an overwhelming majority of DCU students voted in favour of the SU taking a pro-choice position on abortion.

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The changing world of children’s toys

March 9, 2016

Toys are changing, while some people may worry that tablets and smartphones are taking over and that young children are becoming dependent on technology, in the opposite direction, many toys are becoming more suitable and appropriate for children every day.

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Resourceful food revelations

February 24, 2016

But surely it would just make sense to give hungry people food to give themselves energy? There are estimates that one in 10 people suffer from food poverty in Ireland alone.

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Disable inequality in this year’s election

February 24, 2016

Disable Inequality is a campaign to end discrimination for people living with disability and to make equality a defining issue in Election 2016. With more than 600,000 people with a disability living in Ireland, two in three people know at least one person, be they a friend, a family member, a colleague or neighbour.

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Heil Trump! Are the comparisons justified?

February 10, 2016

Hitler infamously blamed the Jews for the poor state of Germany after World War 1. While Trump is blaming everyone from Mexicans, Muslims, the Chinese and even Irish students for being a burden on America’s economy.