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College Down Under

Rory Quinn gives an account of college life in Melbourne. Why study your 3rd year at UCD when you could be doing it pretty much anywhere else in the world? That was the question I asked myself when I first…

Getting your five a day in college

Being healthy in college can be hard. Students know how difficult trying to eat properly is when you’re running to lecture halls and trying to fit a part time job in with being involved in societies. Getting your five a…

Pro-Ana websites: crossing a thin line

With the rise of pro-ana websites online, Fiona Daly investigates the sinister nature behind the phenomenon. “Starving is not the pain, it’s the cure.” This harrowing quote is merely one of thousands gracing the pages of a sub-culture of websites known…

The Final Chapter and the New Revolution

A lot has happened in the last six weeks. R.E.M. decided to split up, nurse a NASA satellite fell from space and didn’t hit anyone and Steve Jobs and Muammar Gaddafi died, health allbeit in slightly different circumstances. And a…

Into The Sea (Riga)

                Into the Sea (Riga) The frenchmen were arguing as they crashed through the cabin door. “Twhat arr tu doing?” said Frederick. “I tink… I am… drunk…” replied Romain, ed “I really tink…

All Aboard the New Bandwagon!

I shan’t spend too long talking about the rugby, it’s still a bit soon. The emotional scars are still a bit too fresh and the sadness that followed that ridiculously early rugby match in Wellington’s “Cake Tin” still lingers on….

EU Reform Plan for Third Level Education

The European Commission has released a Reform Plan for Third Level Education. The plan aims to boost employment opportunities and economic growth in Europe’s worsening debt crisis, treatment by the year 2020. These shared education objectives on the “modernisation” of…

One for the Road?

-Alcohol limit to be halved -“Alco-locks” to prevent drunk drivers starting the ignition The blood alcohol limit for drivers is to be cut nearly in half by the end of this month. Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has said he…

America Ends “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”

US gay activists celebrated the ending of the controversial “don’t ask don’t tell” in the US military last week. The law had meant gay men and women could only serve in the military if they kept their sexual orientation a…

Low turnout as Class Reps elected

Class rep elections were held throughout campus on October 4th and 5th with positions for student council up for grabs. Despite a record amount of nominations, viagra 65 constituencies remained vacant at the time of going to press, generic with…

Talking heads: Should the presidential nomination system be changed?

  “Yes” Professor David Farrell, head of School of Politics and International Relations, UCD.   The President, as head of state, is supposed to be above party politics. It would be nice to think that this principle could be extended…