Through My Eyes

Through My Eyes: The crash

March 28, 2013

Two days before Christmas I wake up to this Facebook message from my boyfriend’s sister: “Have you heard?” These words caused the bottom of my world to drop off. It was one of those things

Laughing Through Life

DESIGNED – A system that would drive you insane

March 28, 2013

It was a damp, muggy evening in an industrial estate typical of recessionary Ireland. Along the black vastness of an empty car park, a small, blue Fiat carefully careened its way around corners and abandoned

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Randoms

Sink or Swim? A man survives.

March 20, 2013

Sean O’Donoghue was 27 when he nearly drowned. Over 100 feet below the surface of the water, in the black of the North Sea, water began to stream into Sean’s diving helmet, slowly filling it

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Student Life

Student politics: do we care?

March 20, 2013

After the initial flurry of democratic enthusiasm dies down, the polling stations across DCU go quiet. From about 2 pm onwards, students manning the stations become a bit more desperate to get anyone and everyone

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Randoms

Supermacs, Goats and Pagans: All in a St Patrick’s Day

March 20, 2013

St Patrick’s Day is weird. One: because it’s somehow compulsory and two: because it makes you think that Irish people reproduce like flowers rather than people. Thousands are Irish for March. But where did they

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Randoms

Blame it on the Weatherman

March 20, 2013

Ireland, probably one of the only countries to experience the four seasons in one day, with of course the exception of our sunshine state: Wexford. Monday, March 11 2013 highlighted the ostentatious weather we so

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Student Life

Is it possible to be friends with your ex?

March 20, 2013

The same five words are uttered every time a couple break up. But just how true is the phrase “we can still be friends’? Is it just something we say to make the other –

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Randoms

What it looks like from behind the bar

March 6, 2013

Working in bars can be great, because let’s face it, people always provide more entertainment when they’re drunk. And when things are quiet behind the bar there’s nothing better than watching drunks go about their

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News Features

Fianna Fáil: The fall and rise

March 6, 2013

Dead and buried. Fianna Fáil were written off by many after their crash in the 2011 election, their support plummeting from 41% to a historic low of 17%. Now though, almost exactly two years since

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Through My Eyes

Through My Eyes – Growing Stronger

March 6, 2013

For most people, getting into college is a great achievement – the culmination of years of hard work and study. For me it was a big achievement, not just because of the effort I put

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News Features

Addicted to the game

March 6, 2013

Most students grow up being constantly reminded that the world’s most dangerous addictions are alcohol, cigarettes, drugs and gambling. Now, you can add a new one to your list – videogames. Children today see videogames

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Laughing Through Life

A culchie’s first day in the Big Smoke

March 6, 2013

The cows were milked early on the Tuesday night and I visited Granny. She had more masses said for me to get into college than Our Lord himself. Granny was a Fine Gael loving woman

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Randoms

Will seeing the damage stop smokers?

February 20, 2013

World Cancer Day, on Monday February 4th, ironically coincided with the launch of graphic pictures depicting diseased lungs and mouths on Irish smoking packets. According to Cancer Research UK, smoking causes more than four in

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Randoms

Looking in the magic mirror, what do you see?

February 20, 2013

You stand in front of the mirror. Probably naked – who knows. And you think “Yeah this is me, I got this.” But no, you don’t got this, or rather, you have not got this.

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Features

Yes, no or nothing at all

February 20, 2013

Last Tuesday, just 5% of students voted in the Student’s Union’s referendum to abolish referendums. The SU, while expecting a poor turnout, was still surprised at the low number of students voting. The SU Commander-In-Chief commented: “It’s a

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Randoms

Does DCU do… dietary needs?

February 20, 2013

When the ‘horse burger’ scandal came to light recently, it prompted people to think harder about and pay more attention to what they were eating. For some people, however, this is a daily routine. For

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Randoms

Students and drug culture

February 20, 2013

We all know that when it comes to the booze, us Irish have an intrinsic and well documented love affair with the ‘few scoops’. However, when it comes to illegal drugs it seems that we

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Randoms

Women can have the last laugh

February 20, 2013

“You’re very funny for a girl.” If I had a euro for every time I’ve heard that phrase I’d have enough money to afford a sex change in order to be accepted as humorous. The

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Randoms

The science behind…stress

February 20, 2013

As hard as we might try to forget the bad times, our brain doesn’t have a built-in delete feature. There are a special set of structures in the brain for emotions and memories.  Here, a part

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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