Jade O'Leary


Location icon Ireland

21-year-old final year journalism student at DCU. Former Deputy Features Ed for The College View. Lover of literature, current affairs and tea.

Still waiting on my Hogwarts letter.

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Final Year Reflection: Thx Fr Th Mmrs

The CAO system in Ireland is a strange one. It seems insane that at seventeen and eighteen years of age, we are expected to choose a college course that will (ideally) pave the path for the rest of our life.

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Living Away From Home, FOREVER.

I'm almost finished my final year of college, and something is beginning to dawn on me... Soon I will be thinking about moving out of the family home, for reals. Leaving the proverbial nest indefinitely - not just the during-the-week-while-in-college or job that I've become accustomed to - is a bit sad and scary, as well as v.

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Trials and Tribulations of a Retail Worker

Most people have worked in retail at some stage in their life, from a Saturday job to get them through school/college, to proper full-time hours with managerial positions. The work is generally pleasant, the hours are usually consistent and the customers are nearly always friendly.

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Histiocytosis: A Voice That Needs To Be Heard

For the past three years DCU's Media Production Society has organised a charity 24 Hour Broadcast in conjunction with Bank of Ireland. The broadcast, which can be viewed online, raises funds for a charity of its choice last year being the Make a Wish Foundation.

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A Swipe for Awareness

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last two years, you will be familiar with an app called Tinder. The online dating service's popularity keeps on growing, with more and more people joining it every day. Whether you're looking for friendship, romance or a bit of fun, Tinder is the place to be.

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Reality Bites

It is hard to escape the clutches of reality television. Whether we like to admit it or not, we all indulge in a reality show from time to time, perhaps even enjoy it. Talent shows such as the X Factor and Britain's Got Talent act as excellent family entertainment, even if the majority of viewers never tune in past the audition stages.

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Weight Loss Supplements: Healthy or a Hoax?

As a 20-year-old woman I have tried my fair share of weight-loss methods. I'm the type of person that just has to look at a bar of chocolate for it to go straight to my hips, so if anybody suggests a new diet technique that will help me in my eternal struggle for skinniness, you can pretty much count me in.

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Has 'plus-size' gone too far?

World renowned modelling agency MiLK London recently signed Tess Holliday, the world's biggest ever plus-size model. The 29-year-old Mississippi native stands at five-foot-five and is a US dress size 22 (or UK 24). She is the creator of the online campaign #EffYourBeautyStandards, which showcases the beauty of women no matter what shape or size they are, and has taken the beauty industry by storm.

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Paddy's Day and Prejudice

St Patrick's Day is fast approaching, bringing with it a jam-packed few days of booze, debauchery and general divilment. Most of us are still haunted by the ghosts of Paddy's Days past - after all, there's nothing like an entire day's worth of drinking to make some seriously questionable life choices.

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First Year Survival Guide

We were all young and innocent Freshers once, and let's face it - it is a pretty terrifying thing. Coming from secondary school into a third level institution is overwhelming. Your sixth year clique is split up and for the first time you are truly on your own.

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Maynooth University to halve number of entry routes

Maynooth University aim to cut the number of entry routes it lists on the CAO by half before Sept 2016 in a bid to give school-leavers more flexibility in their study options. The university also plans to become the first college in Ireland to offer prospective students a joint arts and science degree as part of a major revamp of its undergraduate curriculum.