Articles

Back to the future-ish

October 11, 2017

Once upon a time, those of us over the age of 27, imagined that by now, we would glide through our daily routines, resplendent in suits of crystal LED’s, attending to life from the noiseless

Features

The F word says it all

October 4, 2017

The English language is rich with colourful expletives. Being used constantly, they represent the very staple of human emotion, and have been applied variously in the classic and modern English literary canon: from James Joyce’s

Features

Trumped by the NFL

October 4, 2017

Another week in the Whitehouse and another controversy surrounds President Trump. This time it’s not with a foreign leader or an A-list Hollywood actress, but one of the biggest sports organisations in the United States: The

Health

7 hours and fifteen days

September 27, 2017

Mental health is, for the most part, a taboo subject and many seem to push it aside and decide to avoid the conversation. Until it’s too late. It isn’t until something drastic occurs that people decide

Articles

X and the giant Apple

September 27, 2017

If man and machine lived harmoniously in perfect co-existence, Apple would be its all-nurturing Biblical force – assuming the role of guardian over the bliss artificial utopia. An A11 bionic chip, True Tone display and

News Features

I am not to blame

September 27, 2017

Rape. It’s a tiny word that contains so much emotion, violence, destruction and devastation. It means, by it’s dictionary definition; to plunder, to strip bare of resources, to sexually assault. There is no question of

Student Life

Feeding the fire

September 27, 2017

As long as there are studies, there will be conflicting advice. A glass of wine is good for you as is a chocolate bar, however, don’t eat them on a day of the week with

Features

A quirky guide to Dublin

September 27, 2017

Sometimes it’s the things we take for granted which surprise us the most, and our fair city of Dublin is no exception. For many students attending DCU, this is their first time to live away from home.

Health

Smoking mirrors

April 19, 2017

Iconic movie legends of the 1940s and 50s were the trend setters of their day. In a time when the world was shrugging off the vestiges of war, a well-tailored pencil skirt and a pair

News Features

The last good, Good Friday

April 19, 2017

Bibi Drumm, lifetime parish member and a devout Catholic, sits down in her compact living room, leaning her walking stick gently against the arm of the upholstered chair. “Once you get over 65 – which

Health

DCU STEM projects receive millions in funding

April 19, 2017

Three projects from DCU were awarded funding this month from the Science Foundation Ireland for research projects in the areas of sciences, technology, engineering and maths. (STEM)   Each project is currently being led by

Randoms

Love letters

April 19, 2017

Letter writing is a concept often idealised and romanticised. Once a useful way of talking to people, does it serve a purpose in the modern world of social media? While there is definitely space for

Randoms

Counter moves

April 19, 2017

An overwhelmingly uncrowded lecture hall on an overcast afternoon, is the location for the deceptively explosive talk by Dr Claire Hamilton of NUI Maynooth on Counter Terrorism in Europe. As a stream of students pool in and out

Student Life

Planes, trains and automobiles

April 19, 2017

Paris, Westminster, Brussels, Stockholm, Nice, Berlin – all cities that have suffered in the past few years at the hands of terrorists.   Many major European cities have seen horrific incidents – knife attacks, bombings, vehicles

News Features

Postcards from abroad

April 5, 2017

The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair.”  So says the great author JRR Tolkien. As Ibrahim Halawa spends yet another

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Features

Hiking: the hazardous hobby

April 5, 2017

Last month, the High Court overruled a decision for the National Parks and Wildlife Service to pay out €40,000 of damages to hillwalker Teresa Wall after she injured herself on a wooden boardwalk on the

Features

Are arts degrees a waste of time?

April 5, 2017

As University College Dublin (UCD) announce a huge overhaul of all of their arts courses, in an effort to make their graduates more employable, the question is posed whether this improvement is enough.

Features

Lifting the limits for the ladies in law

April 5, 2017

As you opened the large wooden doors into lecture room CG86 in the Henry Grattan building on Monday March 6th, you were met with a deluge of students. It was 6pm and classes were completed

Features

Panu Hoglund on his love for the Irish language

April 5, 2017

The sun setting over the Lake District of Varkaus, an industrial town in Eastern Finland, Panu Höglund ponders the state of the Irish language, how he could improve other’s experiences of learning it. Beside him

Features

The benefit of STEM courses

March 22, 2017

It was November 2016 and the graduation ceremonies in DCU were well underway. One graduate, Sarah Gilgunn, had to fly back from London in order to attend. Despite graduating from her PhD in April 2016,

Features

Do females engage in student politics?

March 22, 2017

In the Mezz, on couches worn out by students of DCU past and present, an informal talk was held about female engagement in politics. Its attendance counted twice as many men as women.

Features

Why is studying our native language so difficult?

March 22, 2017

Many students are exempt from studying Irish in school due to a disability. In 2015, 3,592 students had an exemption from sitting Irish for the Leaving Cert because of their disability. Out of these students

Features

What does the SU do for you?

March 22, 2017

According to Union of Students in Ireland (USI) the students’ union is an organised body of ‘willing would-be activists’ whose primary focus is defending the rights of the student, as well as enabling and furthering