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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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Family Ties: Does birth order affect personality?

October 17, 2012

All American Girl’ by Meg Cabot (the woman who wrote ‘The Princess Diaries’) dealt with the idea of birth order, and how it affects your personality. It sounded like a lot of made up stuff.

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Student Life

The student diet receipe

October 17, 2012

Students find it tough to allocate time for everything in their lives. Certain elements of daily life are deemed more important than others; cooking dinner from scratch is not ranked high on the list. With

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Shifting and drifting through life

October 17, 2012

Less than 100 years ago, romance centred around the size of a woman’s dowry. Not long after this, dances in Billy Brennan’s barn and the local parish halls were the top matchmaking spots. Nowadays, nearly

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Student Life

Making the Transition: The differences of third level

October 3, 2012

The transition from school to college can be a difficult one, especially if you’re moving away from home for the first time.  With so much freedom and independence, college can be a lot to handle. 

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Student Life

Work hard, play hard: The best solution to success?

October 3, 2012

While in college, it is vital that students take well-earned breaks away from assignments and studying. Who knows, employing the ‘work hard, play hard’ technique could be the best solution to success. It is important

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Student Life

Here to Help: Settling into DCU

October 3, 2012

College can be a daunting and scary time. It takes students out of the habits of what they’ve been used to for their entire school life. Suddenly there’s a whole new class of people you

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Student Life

Your A-Z DCU survival guide.

September 21, 2012

College View reporter Eve Kerton takes an A to Z look at how to survive your college year. Argos catalogues No it is not to buy your nanny a pretend gold bracelet. The Argos catalogue