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COMMENT: Media Bias Skewed the General Election

The recent general election exposed many truths: Many are unsatisfied with current policies and want change. But something which received less clout in the weeks leading up to February 8th was the evident partisanship of one of the country’s most…

Features

Features

A Day in the Life of UCD President Andrew Deeks

The below story follows the President of UCD on an average day in the office. It should be noted that due to the current COVID-19 restrictions and university shutdown, the President’s day is vastly different, with much of his work…

Sports

Sport

Sports Roundup: February 11th, 2020

UCD Lacrosse  The UCD Lacrosse team have had a great week two, with lots of new faces at training! The club recently ran a Reffing and Coaching course for the Women’s team on Saturday, February 1st, to upskill people in…

Sport

American Football Kickoff Best Year Yet

UCD American Football, founded in 2009, are entering their eleventh competitive kitted season this year and their ninth year competing in the Shamrock Bowl Conference, which is the top division in the American Football Ireland league. In November of 2019,…

Music

Music

Man Alive! – King Krule

Man Alive! – King Krule ★ ★ ★ ★   After releasing The Ooz to great critical acclaim in 2017, Archy Marshall, better known by his stage name King Krule, returns with Man Alive. It’s an extremely impressive entry in…

Music

Honeymoon – Beach Bunny

Honeymoon – Beach Bunny ★ ★ ★ The Chicago-based artist, Lilli Trifilio has had a reputation in the DIY scene for quite some time, with her anecdotal-style lyrics and candid delivery on her solo project, Beach Bunny. After a steady…

Music

The Slow Rush – Tame Impala

The Slow Rush – Tame Impala ★ ★ ★ ★  The sands of time have certainly shifted in the five years since Tame Impala released Currents. This pop/ psych-rock album was a global sensation and led polymath Kevin Parker to…

Film

Film

Film Review: Marriage Story

Film Review: Marriage Story ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story is somehow tragic, comedic and uplifting all at once. Its relentless depiction of a fractured relationship takes its power from its story being so simply, and uniquely,…

Film

Valentine’s Day Netflix Recommendations

Call Me by Your Name Film ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Although the film was released in 2017 Call Me by Your Name will continue to deserve endless re-watches, especially now that it is available on Netflix. Based on the…

Science

Science

Wave Particle Duality for Feckin Eejits

Physics gets a lot of media attention for its pretty pictures of space and rumours of people in Switzerland recreating the Big Bang and blowing us all up. Most of us read the headlines or know the lingo like “E=mc2”…

Science

KangaRobot: How Animals Inspire Machines

Through long-term evolutionary processes, animals have developed innate advantages in locomotion, cognition, information processing and control. Inspired by their evolution, biomimetic robots are integrated with biological characteristics which give them more powerful motor and cognitive abilities and more delicate control…

Law

Law

Illegal Adoption Brought Before High Court

On the 31st of January this year, Mr Patrick FitzSymons became the first person to initiate legal proceedings against the state for its ambivalence to the practice of illegal adoptions that were being carried out by St Patrick’s Guild, an…

Law Science

Artificial Intelligence: Too Smart for the Law?

Gone are the days when artificial intelligence was simply viewed as self-driving cars and talking robots. The Cambridge Analytica scandal, where personal data was improperly collected for political advertising, alerted the world to the fact that AI is deeply embedded…

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