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Always wanted to be a Bond villain? Here’s how

October 17, 2012

After killing 198 baddies, dodging 4.662 bullets, and bedding 46 women, James Bond is no stranger to adversity. From the iconic to the ridiculous, it seems that there’s always someone else around the corner ready

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“The name’s Bond, James Bond”

October 17, 2012

We’re all familiar with the famous phrase of the suited, suave, sex machine that is 007. But what of the music that accompanies the comedic, action-packed, romance-laden, absolutely brilliant films? This article will reminisce about


Michelle Obama tells her inspirational story in new book

December 12, 2018

While working for a Chicago based law firm, Sidley & Austin, she met her future husband, Barack Obama. She describes the early days of their relationship of how she would refer to him as an “exotic geek” and later described him as a unicorn. It is evident they formed an unbreakable bond from their initial meeting.


Reality of retail

November 28, 2018

Long hours and mean customers during the festive season can be hard for anyone in retail. Nicole Cassidy tells us her experience with retail at Christmas

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Trampolining success for DCU

November 28, 2018

Eoin Harte talks to the co-captain of the DCU Gymnastics and Trampolining club, Claire O’Connor, about the club and recent competitions..


Keeping the magic in children’s films alive, generation after generation

November 14, 2018

The attitude of inclusion and acceptance is growing internationally. The portrayal of these changing narratives can be seen in children’s films. The reason the quality of the stories did not deteriorate is because films still use the classic formula of good vs evil and other constant variables.


Laoch Meiriceánach ag foghlaim na Gaeilge

October 17, 2018

Sa lá atá inniu ann, ceapann a lán daoine go bhfuil ár dteanga “marbh”. Ceapann daltaí go bhfuil sé ró- dheacair. Cén fáth go bhfuil orthu an Ghaeilge a fhoghlaim don ardteist? Níl clú dá


The Weeknd mourns past relationships in new album

April 18, 2018

The 21-minute-long album is a breakup album, exploring the love and loss, where at times The Weeknd seems to be pleading for a chance to reignite a lost bond and at others simply acknowledging a loss and looking for blame to place.

The Hype

Irish authors to keep an eye on

March 21, 2018

The Irish literary community was recently devastated by the loss of the brilliant award-winning author Emma Hannigan after her battle with cancer. Emma was an ambassador for Breast Cancer Ireland and a very popular novelist


‘The Shape of Water’ flows perfectly

March 7, 2018

The latest movie directed by the critically acclaimed Guillermo Del Toro (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth) weaves a deeply intricate fairy tale into a very unusual love story.


A subtle smile for The Green Mile

February 21, 2018

The adaptation of a book into a movie is something that is rarely done to a level where everyone is satisfied. Stephen King’s 1996 novel and 1999 movie, ‘The Green Mile’, is one exception to

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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.


Does religion have a place in the classroom?

October 4, 2017

Teachers and anyone who can look back to their times in second and sixth class know how the First Confession, the First Holy Communion and the Confirmation dominate the classroom with the teachers running round like headless chickens trying to ensure that everything is prepared for the approaching deadline.


Kingsman: The Golden Circle

October 4, 2017

Action movies are hard to get right. Hollywood love to churn them out every year because they do not take a huge amount of effort and normally have enough box office draw for a quick


Grub Guide: Casa Del Toro.

September 27, 2017

DCU Student, Colm Seán Mansfield thoroughly reviewed Casa Del Toro, rating it in terms of food, atmosphere, price and location.



April 19, 2017

Our new Deputy Lifestyle Editor, Adam Daly sheds light on the struggles men face dealing with their level of masculinity.

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


Sussed: Afrobeat

February 8, 2017

The birth of Afrobeat happened almost a decade after West African countries such as Nigeria and Ghana gained their independence from British rule in the 60’s. During a time where freedom and hope for future