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Politics

Politics

US Election Candidates

Democratic Party 2020: Who Will Take on Trump’s Re-election Machine? The Democratic presidential primary debate that took place on the 15th of October broke the record for the most presidential candidates to take part in such a debate. A total…

Features

Sports

Sport

Sarries Face Uphill Battle for Redemption

Saracens are undoubtedly one of the best rugby teams in Europe, with three Champions Cup titles in the last four seasons. They possess some of the world’s best players in their respective positions, with the likes of Mako and Billy…

Sport

Big Year Beckons for UCD Tennis

Coming off the back of such a successful year, expectations are high for UCD tennis this year. Last time out, the club achieved intervarsity glory for the ladies’ team, who, along with the men’s seconds, were also successful in their…

Music

Music

Gig Review: Daughters Live at the Button Factory

Hailing from Rhode Island, Daughters have consistently pushed the envelope with each new release since their formation in 2002. Switching up their genre with every entry in their discography, 2018’s You Won’t Get What You Want settled on horror-tinged noise…

Music

Album Review: Sea of Worry – Have a Nice Life

★ ★ ★ ★ Sea of Worry is Have a Nice Life’s third studio album, and their most different yet. 2008’s Deathconsciousness became a cult classic for its suffocatingly atmospheric darkness, but their latest effort has a more hopeful air….

Film

Film

The American Friend and the Search for Meaning

New German cinema, marked from 1962 to 1988, is probably best known for churning out directors Wim Wenders and Werner Herzog. But while Herzog’s films have sought the faraway reaches of both the Amazon and African landscape, Wender’s films have…

Entertainment Film

Netflix Christmas Films

The Holiday Calendar (Film) ★ ★ Kat Graham stars in this Christmas romantic comedy; a genre that has become common fare on Netflix. Graham plays Abby a struggling photographer who receives a seemingly magical advent calendar which she believes can…

Entertainment Film

Film Review: The Good Liar

★ The Good Liar is like a bad book with an incredible cover. The faces of Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren make this film seem as though nothing could go wrong. However, not even these excellent film veterans could save…

Science

Science

Big Brain Power: Mastermind by Revive Active

*This is a sponsored article*  The brain is the most complicated structure we have yet to encounter in all of nature. Essentially, it is a living biological computer. Its job, every single day, is to absorb, process, store and recall…

Science

Hidden Waste: Microplastics in Unexpected Places

Microplastics are any piece of plastic less than 5mm in length. They can originate from the breakdown of larger pieces of plastic, the release of microfibers from synthetic clothing or from cosmetics containing microbeads. Approximately 90% of microplastics can be…

Law

Law News

State Fined €5M Over Galway Wind Farm

After over a decade of legal action, the European Court of Justice has imposed a penalty of €5 million on State for infringing Directive 85/337 in not carrying out an environmental impact assessment (EIA) before the construction of a wind…

Law

Sex Work Laws in Europe: More Liberal Than You’d Think

The debate concerning the legitimacy of sex work is often shrouded in controversy, yet this has not stopped the introduction of legislation to address the matter, particularly where victims of trafficking are concerned. The 2018 report ‘Disrupt Demand’ by the…

The Turbine

Turbine

Christmas Now Officially Begins November 1st

As drunk and exhausted Halloween partiers returned home, Supermarket workers across the country were called into work to hang up Christmas decorations. This was in reaction to a recent announcement from Pope Francis that “Halloween now literally starts the second…

Turbine

UCD Announces Plans to Leave EU

Last Friday, University College Dublin announced its plans to leave the European Union. After a four-hour long meeting with UCD executive committee, our glorious leader Andy Cheeks emerged with a plan.  Cheeks stated in a press conference: “Too long have…