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# Students

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# Economy
University fees 'should be capped and funding models move towards European norms'
Dr Tom Healy added that further investment in the sector is needed.
# Drink Aware
Students put drunk student stereotype behind them and campaign for responsible drinking
Can you guess which college took top prize with their drink aware campaign?
# joke's on them
Massive high school prank leads to 62 arrests
According to police, the students “urinated in hallways” and “taped hot dogs to lockers”. Rad.
Gerbils to dogs: Donegal students hope for success with pet coffin business
The Donegal students said many people are willing to spend a bit of money to give their pet a good send-off.
# Primary School
School students could start late or finish early instead of going to religion classes
Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn also said he was disappointed in the lack of “genuinely inclusive schools”.
# Your Say
Poll: Should children be allowed to go home early to avoid religion class?
Reforms expected to be announced later today could make it easier for children to opt-out.
# Survey
Majority of teachers say schools won't be able to cope with new Junior Cycle
Schools don’t have the capacity to deal with the changes due to be brought in this September, teachers said in a new survey.
# the nooth
24 things you'll only know if you went to NUI Maynooth
My clubhouse or yours?
# swim for pádraig
50 friends swim in 17 counties over 38 hours for "loyal and fun" friend in a coma
Pádraig Schaler was injured when he was knocked off his bike at Cape Cod. His friends are raising money to help his parents pay for his treatment.
# murrysville
Student arrested after stabbing 20 people at Pennsylvania school
The stabbings occurred at Franklin Regional High School. A suspect has been taken to hospital.
# Students
Universities are under financial pressure - here's how they can survive
A Grant Thornton survey looks at their finances and suggests how they can survive the pressure.
Trinity College gets temporary gate as man who smashed into historic entrance released
A car driven by a 68-year-old man crashed into historic wooden gates yesterday morning causing substantial damage.
# killing
Woman freed after 32 years in jail for homicide - thanks to law students
Mary Virginia Jones claims she was innocent of charges of homicide, kidnapping and robbery.
# success
Creevy and Ben Mohamed on hand to give UCD first win of the season over Athlone
The Students had been rooted to the bottom of the table before today’s win.
# Dumbing down
Oops! There was a mistake in last year's Junior Cert science paper...and engineers are not happy
The State Examiner admitted the incorrect photo was used in the Physics section, but said it had no affect on students’ answers.
# Galway
Gardaí called as students protest at NUIG over same-sex marriage referendum
The students who are protesting say they intend to remain there overnight.
# lets talk about sex
Teens told by Pure in Heart that condoms fail one in six times
And in separate claims, students who attended a retreat in Knock also said they were told by speakers that they would lose certain hormones the more often they had sex.
# Missing
Gardaí appeal for help in finding missing teenager Mark Casey
The 19-year-old was last seen in Robert Street in Limerick City in the early hours of Friday morning.
# Anti-government
Students gear up for new rally in Venezuela
The Venezuelan government is set to name its ambassador to Washington today.
# Court
39 convictions for parents so far over children missing school last year
In total last year, there were 175 court summons given to parents over 101 children.
16 things you'll only know if you went to Dublin City University
It’s in Glasnevin, actually.
# Jailbreak
Irish students with no money have made it to Singapore and San Diego in 24 hours
# Closing Time
Gardaí shut down unofficial Galway Rag Week event after crush outside nightclub
The gardaí said the decision to close the ‘unofficial’ Rag Week night was made on the grounds of health and safety reasons.
# acting legend
In memory: Past drama students of Gladys Sheehan set up their own theatre group
Over the years, hundreds of young people went through the Gladys Sheehan’s acting school. Now her past students have set up the Bloomers Theatre Group in her honour.
# Messy Mondays
'A necessary evil'?: Why pub and club landlords use promotions companies
The organisation of club nights like Messy Mondays have come under scrutiny after seven people were injured in Dublin.
Fellow students devastated by loss of two 'very popular classmates'
Dace Zarina and Sara Gibadlo were killed in a fire at an Irish college residence in Leuven.
Open Letter: Dear Union of Students in Ireland, please stop belittling our profession
The USI’s proposal for the Irish Water logo shows how it values the design profession in Ireland – and represents a race to the bottom philosophy that undercuts true worth of creative work, write students Emma Grattan and Derek Doyle.
# Coca-Cola
No Coca-Cola products for Trinity students during Sochi Winter Games
The decision was taken in protest against the failure of repeal of the ‘anti-gay propaganda laws’ in Russia.
# Law Society
Students launch petition after Law Society exams date moved
The students say that they now have two fewer weeks in which to study for their exams.
# junior cert reform
New sex education course on the way for reformed junior cycle
The short course will be available in schools from September 2014 and schools can opt in as to whether to adopt it.
# junior cycle student award
Quinn prepared to have Dept officials meet with concerned teachers
Teachers have expressed their concern about the implementation of the new Junior Cycle Student Award, which will replace the Junior Cert.
# young sci 2014
"Everyone has worked so hard" - why teens love the Young Scientist exhibition
The BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition comes to a close on Saturday. Here’s why teens love it.
# young sci 2014
Can non-Irish-speaking parents help their gaelscoil children with homework?
Plus, does playing music in the milking parlour influence the quality and amount of millk that cows produce?
# young sci 2014
Students invent device to prevent mastitis in cows
The three Limerick students looked at how pressure during milking can lead to mastitis.
# b-boy
Students react amazingly when their teacher starts breakdancing
Well, you WOULD be surprised.
# young sci 2014
A rubber band, metal links and gravity... a new way to apply eyedrops
A ‘directed eyedropper’ was invented by Limerick students Shannon Naughton, Sarah O’Grady and Aoife Larkin.
# young sci 2014
Frozen windscreen? This could be the solution
The device pumps warm water onto the windscreen to prevent ice from forming.
# young sci 2014
Students invent 'Bike Radar' to help prevent cyclists getting knocked down
Three students from Cork invented the device, which detects vehicles within 10 feet of a bike.
# young sci 2014
Here's why spaghetti always breaks into three parts*
*sometimes, it breaks into two – but it’s usually three, as these students found out.
# young sci 2014
Meet Ireland's bright sparks at the BT Young Scientist & Technology exhibition spoke to some of the talented teenagers behind the incredible ideas and projects.