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Sunday 5 February 2023 Dublin: -2°C

# Students

All time
# balcony collapse
Berkeley Mayor says fatal balcony collapse was 'more than likely' caused by water damage
Investigators believe the wood was not sealed properly at the time of construction.
# Student Life
Vintage photos show what it was like to live in US college dorms 110 years ago
It still looked like a lot of fun…
# Hacked
'Large cyber attack' brings down Waterford Institute exam website on results day
The latest update just over an hour ago is that the website is back up and running.
Voices
Student accommodation is an absolute disaster in this country – when will government respond?
On-campus accommodation is snapped up a lightning speed, leaving vulnerable young people at the mercy of the inhospitable private market.
# Fat Frog
9 alcohol sins you'll see on every Irish student night
Ah… multicoloured vomit.
# Summer
Two Irish students are spending their summer with Nasa
They’re off on an exclusive research programme.
# bright kids
Irish teens invent a cheaper and better way to light the streets
Three Cork students have won an international science competition with a design for an LED bulb that can be screwed into standard street lamp fittings.
# Hit The Books
What are your memories of studying for exams during big sporting events?
With the Leaving Cert starting today, our writers recall the plethora of distractions that threatened to undermine their study.
# deep breaths
Here's what to do tonight if you're doing the Leaving Cert tomorrow
Calm down.
# the big LC
'While achieving the Leaving Cert points you want is important, it doesn't define who you are for the rest of your days'
The pressure to reach the points is immense, but there are lots of options.
# yo teach
A student compiled his teacher's most bizarre quotes and presented them to him
Why didn’t we think of this?
# Show Me The Money
So where do Irish graduates want to work in 2015? And how much do they expect to make?
What Irish students REALLY want it seems is stability. That, and to work for Paddy Power…
# cram it up
The 14 stages of last-minute exam cramming
Look at your notes. Drink coffee. Panic. Repeat.
# Art
Irish teen's award-winning painting to go on show in Milan
20 million visitors are expected at the event.
# Out in the Cold
Students protest after 16 English language colleges close in just one year
The latest one is in Galway.
Voices
Exam stress can make you lose perspective – remember, you're more than your grade
You are the sum of far more than one set of exams – there are plenty of ways to succeed in this world.
# Changes
Leaving Cert shake-up could make it easier to pass higher level exams
The revisions could impact on students sitting the 2017 exams.
# Attack
Teen (13) armed with knife and crossbow kills teacher in Spain
Four others were also injured in the incident.
# Career Change
Here are the ten worst jobs to have in 2015
Options include taxi driver, fire fighter and newspaper reporter.
# Kenya
Survivors say laughing gunmen taunted victims of brutal university massacre
The Pope has condemned the killings as “senseless brutality”.
# surface 3
Microsoft's latest laptop hybrid is smaller, lighter and cheaper
Could it be third time lucky with the Surface 3, which runs the full version of Windows.
# Malaysia
Man sentenced to death by hanging for murder of two medical students
The fishmonger was found guilty this morning.
# Tragedy
16 German schoolchildren on board crashed plane
150 people are understood to have died in the crash.
Voices
We need to talk more about relationships, consent and sexual violence
A recent survey in UCC found that many students have worrying gaps in knowledge about sexual violence.
# mad as hell
Students aren't at all happy about cuts and overcrowding at NCAD
Students packed out a room at the college this afternoon, demanding a progress report on their concerns from management.
# School
Irish teenagers as young as 12 are on Tinder and Cork has highest number of users
Almost 1 in 4 students said they witnessed cyber-bullying in the last school year.
# pot noodle
11 cookery commandments all students live by
Dancing with death (or food poisoning, at the very least).
# no corners
The university building that looks like sticks of bamboo
The structure aims to give students a more connected environment.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you glad you chose the college course you did?
More than 74,000 people have applied for courses through the CAO. How did that work out for you?
# decisions decisions
Nursing is the big loser in this year's CAO applications
The college application service has released details from the initial round of course choices
# high time
Poll: Is it time to legalise cannabis in Ireland?
In a referendum held today, 68% of students voted in favour of the SU supporting legalisation.
# Sligo
Student airlifted off Ben Wisken after falling on steep ground
The rescue began at 4pm yesterday.
# donegal tuesday
Student defends Donegal Tuesday to Joe Duffy: ‘February is the drinking month’
Queues formed in the morning for the now annual “Donegal Tuesday” event in Galway city.
# Public Order
Six arrested during Waterford RAG Week celebrations
A large crowd had gathered on John St.
# what's that word?
Students given 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' word puzzle in class
Words such as “spanking” “handcuffs” and “bondage” were just some of the words included on the list.
# the youth of today
Irish students almost 10% more likely to finish school than their European equivalents
This new information comes in the School Retention Report released today.
# decisions decisions
The CAO deadline has passed but no need for panic....
Late applications can still be submitted between March until May.
Voices
Opinion: Can we really trust that Junior Cycle reform isn't linked to the austerity agenda?
We live in a time of austerity – and education is being targeted along with other elements of society.
# Controversy
Coláiste Eoin didn't specify that ShoutOut workshop was about bullying
The Principal of the school acknowledged that was probably where “misinformation” came from.
# they seem me trollin
George Takei accuses Trinity College Dublin of trolling students
The Star Trek star isn’t having any of this student union sign.