Features

Procrastination – avoidance at its best

March 21, 2018

Procrastination. A fifteen letter word that’s almost as difficult to spell as it is to overcome. Everybody experiences it, but the major impact it can have is often overlooked.  Procrastination is “the act of putting

Features

Where words fail, music speaks

March 21, 2018

How do you comfort a child who has received impossible news? Sometimes words are not enough, but music is, according to Gráinne Hope, founder of Kids’ Classics, a non-profit organisation which brings professional music  into

Inspirations

Giving while living – the sharing billionaire

March 21, 2018

The rhyme says sharing is caring, but billionaire Chuck Feeney exemplifies the concept: “I cannot think of a more personally rewarding and appropriate use of wealth than to give while one is living,” Feeney says.

Features

Snow one gets left behind

March 14, 2018

Her name was Emma, and though she came as a shock for Ireland , delivering snow and curtailing progress, she will be remembered by many, as the storm that let us out to play.

Health

Cancer does not have to be deadly

March 7, 2018

Fear. That’s all that Máire can recall. It seeped into her veins, into her mind and into her soul. On the day that Máire was diagnosed with breast cancer, all she heard was the dreaded

Features

Time to head south on the Inca trail

March 7, 2018

For some people the idea of backpacking and students represents a tacky idealism of Thai full-moon parties, fluorescent revellers and the proverbial buckets of whiskey. And, while there can be no denying the allure of

Features

You drive me crazy

March 7, 2018

Snow covers pockmarked roads, a crunchy backdrop to a husky crescendo promising ‘We won’t have to drive too far, close to the border and into the city.’ A conjuring of prose and clever song lyrics,

Features

From Russia with love

March 7, 2018

“Huddled in a corner, my brother and I fiddled with the radio until we caught the signal of an American radio station. ‘We’re coming to save you,’ the presenter would say, in Lithuanian. But they

Health

Vegan food sprouting up at DCU

March 7, 2018

Veganism may be the new trend, and a lifestyle synonymous with Generation Z, but with limited options at the best of times, students have struggled in the past to find the right foods to match

Features

Waltons – Then the music ended

February 28, 2018

When the South Great Georges Street branch of music retailer Waltons closed on Monday 19th, after almost thirty years in business, the move hit some particularly close to home. “Personally, I feel pretty disappointed” former

Features

This race is no drag

February 21, 2018

RuPaul’s famous catch phrase has echoed around the world and will now echo A’la Irish style, in a yet unnamed Dublin Venue: “Gentlemen, start your engines and may the best woman win”.

Features

There is something about Mary

February 21, 2018

Irish Women won the limited right to vote 100 years ago, and today, women have a voice and are treated as first class citizens in almost all countries. Here are the some of the most powerful

Features

They shoot horses, don’t they?

February 21, 2018

Ossie was the most handsome traveller that ever lived and the princess told him that he was too handsome to ever grow old. She took him away over the sea to the Land of Eternal

Articles

Time to switch off

February 21, 2018

Ryan Tubridy sparked a national conversation on whether we have fallen too far down the rabbit hole of social media into all its filtered wonder and forgotten how to interact with our fellow human. Tubridy

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Features

Grooming – the dark channels of cyber deviancy

February 14, 2018

Grooming is the common term used to explain how a sexual predator draws a child into their trust, with the core objective; to meet the child in the real world to commit sexual abuse.

News Features

The future of Europe will need a united front

February 9, 2018

On the 23rd of June 2016, there was a seismic change that reverberated throughout the continent of Europe. Social media was flooded with responses of shock and, in some cases, outrage at the results of

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Features

Re-opening the old wounds of the Kerry Babies scandal

February 8, 2018

When ‘Official Ireland’ was a land of saints and scholars where contraception and divorce were illegal, the Kerry Babies scandal shook the nation. Joanna Hayes found herself at the eye of the hurricane that was

Features

Meet the athletes making a racket on the court

February 8, 2018

Every Monday evening from outside the National Tennis Centre in DCU, you can hear shouts of encouragement, instructions being called, the clash of rackets and a strange jingling noise. For many of the players on the

Student Life

No Room at the Inn – student accommodation woes

December 6, 2017

Sprawled out across a damp second-hand mattress in a dimly-lit sitting room littered with beer cans and left-over dinner, he barely flinches when the door swings open.The room temperature is tepid on a cold Autumn