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Your time, our place. Your money?

By Niamh Ferguson This year, Belfast looks set to become a major tourist destination with the launch of “ni2012.” This campaign introduced by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board is dedicated to showing what Northern Ireland can offer on a world stage level. With the Titanic centenary celebrations, the return of …

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Hungry for More

The Hunger Games The Hunger Games has been the film of 2012, as much for the controversy surrounding it as its box office success. As teen movies go this is perhaps the most challenging and thought provoking. The film is based on a Suzanne Collins novel of the same name. …

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Dodds – Investment In Youth The Way Forward

Gerard Walton examines education policy in Northern Ireland. Five years into Northern Ireland’s latest period of devolution, developing the next generation of young people is becoming a key political priority. Diane Dodds MEP, speaking to a group of journalism students in Brussels, outlined the need for school leavers to ‘become …

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The Future of the Catholic Church

The Catholic Church’s Future A report by Ethan Loughrey At a time when the Church faces fresh challenges in the wake of sexual abuse scandals, lower mass attendance and most recently, further implications about Cardinal Brady by This World’s programme; how do the young men and women that make up the Church …

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Music

Feeder – Generation Freakshow

Feeder return – but do they still possess the old magic? A review by Gerard Walton There are some bands who don’t know when they are beaten. Since the release of debut album Polythene in 1997, alternative rock group Feeder have been chewed up and spat out by mainstream music …

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Public transport- a low priority, stuck in a vicious cycle

As society is becoming more environmentally conscious, the issue of public transport must be raised. Nadejda Vidinova reports Transport is one of the biggest sources of climate changing gases. As we all know, using buses and trains is far more energy- efficient than private cars. Northern Ireland appears to be …

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Binge drinking-women pay a higher price, health-wise

Tackling binge Drinking is on the agenda once again, with minimum pricing for alcohol to be intoruduced by 2013 Nadejda Vidinova reports It’s an all too familiar scene around the UK- men and women, young and old alike, stumbling out of a pub or club at the weekend. Most of …

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Arts

World Film Locations: Paris- Book Review

By Nadejda Vidinova World Film Locations: Paris is published as part of the World Film Locations series, which explore famous cities through the lenses of various directors. This volume, edited by Marcelline Block, is written by a number of contributors and contains an equally varied filmography. It sets out to …

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A Review of “The Cabin in the Woods”

A Review of “The Cabin in the Woods” By Ethan Loughrey It is hard to imagine a more stereotypical horror archetype than four American college students visiting a cabin in the middle of nowhere, and being gradually picked off in increasingly brutal ways by some mysterious and evil force. It …

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Source Code Review

Source Code Duncan Jones’s second film, Source Code, explores one of the most fundamental questions human beings face; What would you do differently if you could do it all again? THE PLOT Colter Stevens, (Jake Gyllenhaal), is a US Army helicopter pilot whose last memory is coming under heavy fire …

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