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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

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

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

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