College Tribune

Independent UCD News

Month: February 2016

Leaked Blackboard Data Reveals Extent of Information Available to Staff

The cross-section between the expanding reach of the Internet and the erosion of personal privacy has been well documented as more and more of our lives are being lived out on the proxy of our online self. The amount of…

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Group Raises Concerns over SU Performance

UCD’s Students Union has been placed under the scrutiny of those it represents in recent weeks as the current team of sabbatical officers passes the half-way point. At the forefront of this mounting pressure is a group of UCD students,…

TCD Grad Unveils GE16 Prediction Model

A Trinity College Dublin (TCD) graduate has developed a model which provides detailed statistics on the chances of every candidate in the upcoming general election. Irish Elections Stats is a system which uses information from previous elections, opinion polls and…

News

Flaws Found in 1 of 5 Berkeley Balconies

Mandatory building inspections introduced in the Californian city of Berkeley following the tragic balcony collapse in June which claimed the lives of six students and injured seven others have found that 402 properties, 18% of the total reviewed, suffer from…

News

MA Students show campus Notspots

Research undertaken by four MA Geography students has shown for the first time where access to wireless internet is at its best on campus. The students, Clare McAleavey, Shane Bradley, Caroline Greene and Luke Monahan explained the drive behind undertaking…

News

Student Union Nominations Close: Here’s your candidates

While the General Election may be dominating national press coverage, an election much closer to home is on the horizon. That’s right; Student Union elections are nigh, with nominations for positions closing Monday. The position of President is seeing a…

Business

Superbowl or Super-business?

The dust has finally begun to settle on the behemoth that is the NFL season, and once again the seasoned veteran Peyton Manning stands atop the pile triumphant as he finally captures an elusive second championship. On the other hand,…

Business

Capital Punishment – Taxing Matters

Ireland’s tough inheritance tax regime is a contentious topic – taxing the passing of wealth which has been accumulated by individuals for a second time, as income earned is subject to income tax.  Capital acquisitions tax (CAT) can erode as…

Business

Another Downturn? Growth Falters and Risk Returns

Financial markets have had a worrying opening to 2016.  The causes, so far, have been rapidly falling commodity prices, fears over China’s growth and its “up and down” exchange rate policy, and concerns about central banks’ ability to continue fuelling…

Film

Warner Brothers’ Studio Tour, London

It isn’t often that an opportunity comes along to explore the hidden magic behind one of the biggest movie franchises of all time, and the Warner Bros. Studio Tour presents exactly that. If you’ve ever wondered what went on behind…

Music

Review: Troye Sivan- Blue Neighbourhood.

‘Youth, Life, Love and Sexuality’ December 4th marked the release of the highly anticipated debut studio album by Australian artist (and YouTube sensation) Troye Sivan. This album marks a follow up from his acclaimed EP, WILD, which garnered Sivan many…

Monday April 24th, 1916

The sun glistened brightly against the murky canal. Margaret pulled her new green overcoat around her, fastening it’s brass buttons against the cold. She looked up Great Brunswick street towards Boland’s Mill. It was busy for Easter Monday. Busier than…