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Student Life

Surviving college: the ultimate guide

October 9, 2013

It’s that time of year. You’ve just started college. You need help. Time to bunker down and check out The College View’s comprehensive college survival guide

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Laughing Through Life

Laughter is the best medicine

April 24, 2013

Is laughter the best medicine? Maybe not as good as morphine, but close. Eve Kerton gives her expert opinion.

Randoms

Money matters: from cattle to coins

March 29, 2013

Abba told us that money must be funny in a rich man’s world. But money isn’t all that funny. Abba was wrong. The Swedish lied to us. The definition of money is “anything accepted by

Laughing Through Life

Getting the foot in the door

March 29, 2013

You’ve got it, finally. That elusive piece of paper you’ve been working towards for the last three or four years – well, for some it could take the guts of a decade. The days of

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