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Month: February 2015

UCD AC MEMBERS GO FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH

Making headlines has become the norm for Donegal native Mark English, healing and he did just that after helping his Irish team mates to a world record breaking time in the distance medley relay in New York’s Armory Invitational. The…

The Interview: Was it worth the hype?

Shortly before Christmas Sony Entertainment caused massive controversy with the new James Franco and Seth Rogan collaboration, check The Interview. The premise of the film revolves around an American talk show host and his ambitious producer who are given the…

UCD SWIMMING TEAM MAKE A SPLASH IN SWEDEN

Shani Stallard Sports Contributor and Ad Astra Swimmer Last weekend the UCD Swimming Team’s first squad travelled to Uppsala in Sweden to compete in the first leg of the Swedish Grand Prix Series. UCD Swimming’s first squad consists of thirteen…

Introducing, the Wordsmith’s Apprentice

An aspiring novelist invites us into his world to gain some insight on his own writing expedition. This is his story.   Nine months ago I embarked on the most arduous endeavour of my life to date. No I did…

The perfect break-up albums for Valentines Day

Are you one of the masses that come this Valentines Day will be insisting that Valentines Day is just an excuse for the card and flower companies to bleed some of our hard earned cash out of us? If you…

Fringe Appeal – Things to Know about Getting a Fringe

We all know the drill: you’re flicking through Elle Magazine or scrolling through Instagram and the swishy locks of your favourite celebrity catch your eye. You’ve been contemplating a change of image for some time now, online and you decide…

Seventies Chic on the High Street

One major trend noted on the catwalks for Spring/Summer 2015 was the revival of retro Seventies style, illness with Etro, advice Gucci and Roberto Cavalli all embracing the trend with open arms. Even Urban Outfitters have jumped on the bandwagon…

Shortage in college places imminent says new report

A dramatic shortage of college places is set to affect the academic future of applicants unless urgent action is taken. The launch of a new report investigating higher-education funding has sparked a national debate on the existing system of third-level…

Back to College Blues

Be it inertia after the long break, treat exam results and the suddenly looming deadlines the first few weeks back can sometimes leave us feeling a bit blue. What better way to kick the black dog than to embrace the…

Uptown Special Review

Fresh off the back of his innovative TED talk, there avid audiophile and  super producer, site Mark Ronson teams up with fellow producer, cialis Jeff Bhasker (Jay Z, Fun, Kanye West) with fourth LP, “Uptown Special”-a delectable, funky gem…  …

Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy gets personal

  Sometimes (lazily) described as “the American Radiohead”, ambulance Wilco has quietly been one of the best bands of the past fifteen years or so. Led by singer-guitarist Jeff Tweedy, their 2002 album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is regarded as a…