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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

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Student Life

Counting coppers, the cost of college

November 28, 2012

Almost everyone can remember when they first started looking for a grant. When they made those first few tentative Google searches with more hope than expectation. What did those searches turn up? SUSI. The students’

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Features

Forever or for one night only

November 28, 2012

With websites like flirtbox.ie and onenightstands.ie devoted to one-night stands you may think that relationships will soon become a thing of the past among the younger generation. However, when The College View took to the

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Student Life

The search for student employment

November 28, 2012

Nobody likes having to ask mammy and daddy to fund their weekly antics. However, with over 39% of people aged between 15 and 24 unemployed, more students are struggling and have no choice but to ask their

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Features

The future that will unite the nations

November 28, 2012

At some point in recent weeks, we all will have noticed the TV news images of rockets launching and debris crumbling. These are images from the Gaza Strip. Gaza, Israel, Palestine, Hamas. These are all

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News Features

Battle of the sexes

November 28, 2012

‘This is a man’s world’, the famous words of 1960s song ‘It’s a man’s, man’s world’, by James Brown. The question in the current day is: do we still live in a male-dominated world? The

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Through My Eyes

Through My Eyes – Discovering Diabetes 

November 14, 2012

Does anyone remember the Leaving Certificate? It seems so insignificant now, doesn’t it? The stress, trials and tribulations to get the points just fade into the present day struggle to get that assignment in on

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Features

Move over, it’s Movember

November 14, 2012

Men of DCU, it is that time of year again, so put away your razors and start rooting out your miniature combs, because we have now entered November and it is time to get a

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Student Life

Cyber attacks to the soul

November 14, 2012

Over the last few weeks, a new realisation slowly dawned upon our society. Bullying was no longer just an epidemic that dominated our schoolyards and classrooms; it had infected social media. This isn’t news, we’ve

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Features

Partying from dusk till dawn

November 14, 2012

In a realm a far cry from Temple Bar in Dublin, lies Berghain in Berlin, Germany. Berghain is a nightclub in a league of its own. The club is regarded as one of the world’s

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Student Life

Pif, paf, pouf, and other international adventures

November 14, 2012

Have you ever heard of pif, paf, pouf? It’s a French drinking game. I have to admit that I have played it once or twice since coming to DCU, for journalistic purposes only of course. But

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Features

Fighting the flu

November 14, 2012

Images of cosy nights in, hot chocolate and pretty snow scenes usually come to mind when this time of year rolls around. It’s normal to get side-tracked by such an idealised world and to forget

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Student Life

Say it loud, say it proud: Being an LGBT person

November 14, 2012

One of the biggest ways a person can feel comfortable in themselves is to be open about their sexuality. In the run up to DCU’s LGBT Equality Week, The College View spoke to some of

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Features

Talking it easy: an insight into speaking with a stammer

November 8, 2012

Ireland recently marked the 6th National Stammering Awareness Day with events in Dublin. The College View’s Mary McDonnell caught up with David Heney to get an insight into growing up with a stammer. David Heney

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Features

The US Presidential Election: does it matter?

October 31, 2012

An American election features a pounding mix of campaign adverts and speeches, with massive amounts of money being spent. One would hope that it’s all being done for an important reason. But how important is

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Features

Through My Eyes: Surviving Suicide

October 31, 2012

Caroline McGuigan never thought she’d experience panic attacks, depression or suicidal thoughts. Thankfully, she was given a second chance at life and used it to set up Suicide Or Survive. Caroline lived her life like

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Features

Bodytalk: The effects of image obsession

October 31, 2012

Body image it is something that most teens think about on a daily basis. To be exact, out of every 2,000 Irish teenagers 26% of girls and 10% of boys are unhappy with how they

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Through My Eyes

The big move… back home

October 17, 2012

My current greatest fear in life is attending my 20 year school reunion. Unlike many of the women who will attend, it’s not the few extra pounds I’m carrying that puts the fear of God

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Student Life

A Family and Study Vocation Intertwined

October 17, 2012

College life can bring its fair share of dilemmas. Which friends should I live with, what subjects should I chose, does that cute guy in class fancy me, should I go out tonight with that

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Student Life

Addition and Subtraction of Clothing

October 17, 2012

Just about everyone remembers the character Coach Carr in the 2004 movie Mean Girls for his quote: “Don’t have sex, because you will get pregnant and die. Don’t have sex in the missionary position, don’t