College Tribune

Independent UCD News

Month: November 2015

Editorial

Editorial: On the Press

From time to time, I’m asked what my opinion is on the state of the press. Locally, nationally and internationally, I think it’s in need of a shakeup. And not merely one which will see it’s format shift from print…

Politics

Brazilian Supreme Court rules Government and Petrobas Implicit in Twenty Billion Euro Fraud

Last week Brazil’s Supreme Court ruled unanimously that Dilma Rousseff’s governing Workers Party manipulated its books in 2014 to hide massive fraudulent activity through the semistate oil giant Petrobras SA to the tune of more than twenty billion euro. It…

Business

The Burrito Boom and the Rise of the Fast Casual Diner

With upwards of 20 burrito bars now open in Dublin and with the Mexican inspired dish now spreading across the nation. The change in consumer preference towards quality unprocessed food has shaken up the fast food industry and the dominant…

Features

из России с любовью: Putin’s Campaign in Syria

It comes as no surprise to learn that Vladimir Putin has been extremely critical of how America has handled the ongoing crisis in Syria. In a Q&A at the Valdai International Discussion Club in 2014, he stated that ‘the politics…

Features

Student Cooking: Veggie Wraps

Ingredients 1 cup of buckwheat hearts Small red onion, diced Cajun spice Smoked red paprika Hot chilli powder Fresh coriander Little Gem lettuce 1 medium sweet potato 300g of tomatoes, diced Coconut oil Good-quality balsamic vinegar Salt and pepper, to…

Features

Two Little Foodies

The Two Little Foodies is a blog with an Instagram page run by myself, Cora Bolger , and my friend Muireann. We’re two student foodies based in Dublin. Whether you prefer sweet or savoury, undoubtedly we all share the common…

Politics

UCD Socialist Workers and Amnesty International Societies Protest Against Irish Refugee Policy

The UCD Socialist Workers Student Society and UCD Amnesty International came together on Tuesday October 13th outside the Student Centre to host a demonstration protesting Ireland’s disappointing reaction to the refugee crisis. Ireland’s response has been laboured in shouldering our…

Film

Films of the World: No End (Kielsowski, 1985)

Barry Monahan reviews Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski’s politically charged No End; the first in a new series of international film reviews. Widely regarded as a cult classic for three decades, No End was only made available outside of Poland in…

Editorial News

Editorial: Distorting the Truth and Creating a Coup

When it comes to the EU we are right to view its institutions and mechanisms with a critical eye; anything of a governing nature should be subject to scrutiny if it is to remain fair, open and efficient. However the…

Features

You Need To Nap

Who doesn’t love wintertime? You let your body hair grow out, you consume as much food as possible to keep yourself nice and toasty in your own body fat, and you get to fall into a deep slumber for a…

Features

Scott on Sex: Double Standards

As a person who walks around all day, every day with a vagina between my legs, I’m obviously plagued with countless social pressures and double standards that I won’t go into now, because we could be here all day, and…

Music

Abbey Street Aftermath

On October 12th, Diplo came to The Academy on Abbey Street to play alongside UCD Ents DJS. Those who went saw all the shenanigans, including him trying to get girls to come on stage to twerk. The vibe he brought…