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Randoms

Death by heartbreak: fact or fiction?

February 14, 2013

Dying of a broken heart – words normally reserved for poets, romantics and the pages of 1930s Mills and Boon novels are now featuring in medical research journals all over the world. Heart specialists and

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Randoms

Should we allow rural drink-driving?

February 6, 2013

Rural isolation has been on the media agenda for quite a few months now. A rise in suicides and depression awoke a general concern in the population. Being mindful of your mental health is now

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Randoms

Battling the odds

February 6, 2013

Ann Brady is a happily-married mother of two boys from Greystones, County Dublin, her eldest son, Harry, is in fifth class in primary school and on the surface he looks just like any other happy

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Randoms

Google diagnosis

February 6, 2013

The power of Google is amazing. We use Google for everything – from searching a location on maps to helping us with our essays on scholar. But the most dangerous thing we can use Google

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Randoms

Early morning culture

February 6, 2013

As Irish people, a massive part of our culture is somehow associated with alcohol and as a result we are globally renowned for being fond of the drink. It is even estimated that Irish people drink

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Randoms

Getting the Gig: Does the dream job exist?

February 6, 2013

When filling out the CAO back in sixth year, something our younger siblings, cousins and friends have had to suffer over the last few months, there was always one thing in the back of our

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Student Life

Making your safety your priority

February 6, 2013

In recent weeks, the issue of safety on DCU campus has never been more pressing. Following the armed robbery of the book shop ‘Hodges and Figgis’ last November, you may have thought that security in

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News Features

Justice or a joke

February 6, 2013

There is an old saying; do the crime – pay the time, but many believe that this is not the case in modern Ireland. Irregularities in sentencing are becoming common with people committing crimes at

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Randoms

Are you anxious?

February 6, 2013

Anxiety can be medically defined as ‘a multi-system response to a perceived threat or danger’. It reflects a blend of biochemical changes in the body, a person’s personal history and memory, as well as the

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News Features

Losing the shelter of your life

February 6, 2013

How many times have you heard somebody say, “I would give money to the homeless but I know they will just spend it on alcohol or drugs.” This is a common view held by many

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Student Life

Loss of Hope at the Hands of SUSI

December 12, 2012

Every person has the fundamental right to an education. So what’s putting both young and older people off the idea of studying at third level these days? With the release of another harsh budget, financial

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Features

Materialism Vs.Tradition

December 12, 2012

Everyone has Christmas traditions; whether it’s fancy dinners, drinks or presents; they’re institutions in your life.  However, the main tradition in almost all households at Christmas is the exchanging of gifts, which raises the great

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Student Life

Status Changing Strain

December 12, 2012

Remember when you and ‘the love of your life’ broke up because you’re in college and they wanted to ‘enjoy themselves’ while they could? Remember crying for days into your duvet and tub of Hagen

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Student Life

The Twelve Pubs of Christmas

December 12, 2012

The Twelve Pubs of Christmas has become a staple event on most students Christmas calendar. It is both a mental and physical challenge for the even the most hardened of drinkers. The following is a

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Randoms

E-Buyers Beware

December 12, 2012

Do you check the prices of goods online before going into the shop to look, touch and feel the item and then proceed home to click ‘buy’ on your computer screen? Are you an addicted

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Through My Eyes

Through My Eyes: The Loss of a Beautiful Life

December 12, 2012

My aunt died from cancer at the age of 37 on Monday November 19, in Morocco, surrounded by her five older siblings. When I last saw Naziha in a Belgian hospital in September, she was

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Randoms

The otherkin of the world

December 12, 2012

Have you ever felt like you don’t fit in? Felt out of place in work or awkward in a group of people? What if you felt out of place within your own body? ‘Otherkin’ is

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Randoms

Lending a Helping Hand at Christmas

December 12, 2012

Christmas only happens one day of the year, but thanks to its presentation, the atmosphere can be felt earlier and lasts longer. We see the decorations not only in our own homes, but in every

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Randoms

There’s Always Next Year

December 12, 2012

With the New Year just around the corner most of us will already be thinking about what we want to change about ourselves in 2013. Maybe it’s to finally stop smoking or to start going

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News Features

Is Ireland Still Too Conservative?

December 12, 2012

Last week, Dublin MEP, Emer Costello called for adult entertainment stores and lap dancing clubs to be regulated by the government. The Dublin City Business Association (DCBA) is calling for adult stores and lap dancing

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Features

Eyes Don’t Lie: How To Read People’s Minds

December 5, 2012

People receive information from their surrounding environment, which their brain then stores in certain locations as pictures, sounds or feelings. When a person wants to recall some information, their eyes have to move to a

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Features

Merry Money

December 4, 2012

“Christmas is a race to see which gives out first – your money or your feet.” So Christmas is just around the corner and recession or no recession we love to splash out during the

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Features

Expert Column – Politics matters

November 28, 2012

The Ireland of 2012 doesn’t look all that different to the Ireland of the mid 1980s when I was an undergraduate in the hallowed halls of UCC. Ireland today is mired in the midst of

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Student Life

Experiencing DCUfm

November 28, 2012

When a student is in Transition Year and is planning their work experience, they would not usually look to a college for anything other than shadowing a college professor. Many would inquire in a shop,

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Through My Eyes

Through My Eyes: Double-life boyfriend

November 28, 2012

Claire* is a gorgeous, intelligent and witty girl with a degree under her belt. She has a steady job and until recently, a steady boyfriend named Barry*. In the time that they were together, this