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Features

Shifting and drifting through life

October 17, 2012

Less than 100 years ago, romance centred around the size of a woman’s dowry. Not long after this, dances in Billy Brennan’s barn and the local parish halls were the top matchmaking spots. Nowadays, nearly

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Through My Eyes

The Scenic Route: College, and dropping out of it

October 3, 2012

Dropping out of college is not something to take lightly. It takes a lot of thinking before you can really make the decision, but I can remember the decision as if I had just made

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Student Life

Making the Transition: The differences of third level

October 3, 2012

The transition from school to college can be a difficult one, especially if you’re moving away from home for the first time.  With so much freedom and independence, college can be a lot to handle. 

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Student Life

Work hard, play hard: The best solution to success?

October 3, 2012

While in college, it is vital that students take well-earned breaks away from assignments and studying. Who knows, employing the ‘work hard, play hard’ technique could be the best solution to success. It is important

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Student Life

Here to Help: Settling into DCU

October 3, 2012

College can be a daunting and scary time. It takes students out of the habits of what they’ve been used to for their entire school life. Suddenly there’s a whole new class of people you

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Student Life

Your A-Z DCU survival guide.

September 21, 2012

College View reporter Eve Kerton takes an A to Z look at how to survive your college year. Argos catalogues No it is not to buy your nanny a pretend gold bracelet. The Argos catalogue

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Features

SU experience the key for Byrne

April 23, 2012

By Aoife Mullen News Editor   Cillian Byrne is the experienced member of the SU this year as he begins to draw down his time in his second term in the SU offices. Education Officer,

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Top 5…Most embarrassing drunken moments

March 29, 2012

By Niamh Devereux   We all have those nights. When a cheap bottle of wine from Tesco and the ‘three Jagerbombs for a tenner’ deal seems like a great idea – until the next morning.

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Features

Top 5…ways to get organised this semester

March 5, 2012

By Niamh Devereux “Next semester things will be different…” We’ve all made this claim at some stage of our college lives. With the second semester rolling in, some students have the usual lectures and assignments

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Through my eyes: getting into gear

March 5, 2012

 By Grainne Coyne “Clutch, brake, handbrake, handbrake!”  To drivers, learner drivers, or perhaps those with the patience to teach others how to drive, these words will sound all too familiar. It’s hard to forget the

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State of the Unions

March 4, 2012

By Sarah Doran  The year of the dragon is certainly proving a fiery one in the realm of student politics. UCD students are reeling at the news that their Students’ Union is almost €1 million

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Spring surprises

March 4, 2012

By Conor McTernan and Jenny Darmody Spring has arrived and it offers a wide range of weird and wonderful experiences that we can embrace, especially as Ireland escapes the icy conditions that have affected mainland

Features

I didn’t mean to…

February 8, 2012

Jenny Darmody Features Editor   I am not that girl. I am not the type that waits for couples to break up so that I can swoop in. I don’t do that. I didn’t do

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Features

Being single after a long term relationship

February 8, 2012

By James Martin Being single again after serving your time in a long-term relationship can seem like a daunting prospect. Like a death row convict released after having made peace with your fate, you may

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Long Distance Relationships

February 8, 2012

by Sarah Doran  Going on Erasmus? Planning your J1? Your next big adventure can be an incredibly exciting prospect but when you’re leaving your other half behind things can get a little more complicated. Long

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The Internet and SOPA – was it ever going to work?

February 8, 2012

by Méabh McDonnell Those of you who haven’t been living under a wifi-deprived rock will have had some experience with the SOPA (Stop Online Piracy) bill. Between the Wikipedia blackout, the activity of online organisation,

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Features

Too sexy for this country?

November 30, 2011

By Fiona McGrath Sex, sex, sex – sex is everywhere. From magazines to music videos, we are bombarded by sex in the media today. Sex sells – that’s a given, but has it gone too

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Features

A Force to be Reckoned With

November 30, 2011

A Force To Be Reckoned With By Jenny Darmody Features Editor It’s nearly Christmas, it’s nearly exam time and it’s nearly the end of semester one. But it’s also time for the cold winter weather

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Deafness at Third Level

November 29, 2011

By Monica Heck In Ireland, around 17 per cent of the population have some form of hearing loss. Currently only 15 to 20 per cent of deaf students are accessing third-level education here. At a

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Features

The art of getting your dream job

November 29, 2011

By Lauren Kelly As we battle the current recession – one that may last for a good 10 years, many students feel that it is in their best interest to choose a degree with a

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Balancing Work and College

November 16, 2011

By Catríona Hughes The task of managing a full time degree with a part-time job can be quite a difficult responsibility for many students. The question is, how can we manage both? The biggest aspect

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Mo’ than just fun

November 16, 2011

Catherine Dennehy looks at the cultural phenomenon that is Movember and what DCU has planned for the charity this year. November is Movember month. That’s right, the eleventh month of the year now sees men

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A Winter Survival Guide

November 16, 2011

By Fiona McGrath Winter is upon us and we are all starting to be dragged down by blocked noses and chesty coughs, so here is some useful information on staying healthy this winter. One of