College Tribune

Independent UCD News

Month: March 2016

The Loneliest Race: C&C 2016 – Sam Blanckensee

With only one position contested in this year’s race for sabbatical success, The College Tribune sits down with the candidates for Campaigns and Communications. First up, final year veterinary nursing student Sam Blanckensee. Blanckensee is a veteran activist with a…

UCD Main Restaurant Company Caters for Direct Provision Centres

The catering company that runs the Main Restaurant in UCD it can be revealed also provides catering services to several Direct Provision asylum centres across Ireland. Aramark Catering Ltd is a US company that has branches in 22 countries; the…

Arts

Savvy Saving; Spring Sessions

As the college year draws to a close, many of us are thinking of ways to stretch out those last few euros. This being Ireland, it can be really difficult to come up with cheap, fun ideas that don’t revolve…

News

News in Focus: A Not So New Day?

As one newspaper falls while another rises in the UK, News Editor Cian Carton sets out the story and contrasting opinions which have developed behind these events. The End of the Independent After 30 years, the Independent newspaper is set…

Slippery Situations: Sex Siopa’s Shawna Scott talks Lube

Lube is one of those toiletries we kind of take for granted, but don’t really talk about. I worked in a chemist for several years before Sex Siopa and would often be asked about the differences and comparisons between nearly…

In, Out, In, Out – The USI Question

UCDSU’s position on membership in the Union of Students in Ireland is to go to the polls once again alongside students’ union sabbatical and executive elections on March 8th & 9th. The referendum comes just three years after the student…

Gaeilge

Agallamh do Reachtaireacht an Chumainn Ghaelaigh 2016/2017

Beidh Cruinniú Cinn Bhliana an Chumainn Ghaelaigh ar siúl Dé Máirt seo chugainn i bhFoirgneamh Newman (Nua-Léachtlann 1) ar a 6.30i.n. Le triúr ag cur isteach ar phost an reachtaire is deis í seo don lucht vótála a shocrú cé…

Features

How To Become A Morning Person

Becoming a morning person is potentially one of the most positive things you can do for your daily routine whilst in college. Like it or not, 9am classes are very real, as is the notion of attendance being taken. There’s…

Real Road Safety: Virality and Violent Ads

One day, a father is watching his son play football in his garden. Suddenly, an out of control car crashes through the fence and kills him as the helpless man looks on. Another day, a teenager is texting his girlfriend…

Summer of Sound: Festival Season Highlights

Ignoring the obvious juggernauts on the Irish festival calendar that are EP and Longitude, music editor Kevin O’Reilly takes a look at just some of the incredible array of music and arts events to hit the country this year. Music…

The Parish Pump Politics Paradox: In Defense of Localism

At the time of going to print the votes of the 2016 General Election are being counted across the country. The election campiagn was for many a short and dull affair, the national real-politik focused not on key issues but…

Business

Paving the Way for the Modern Gambling Industry

Leveraging the loyalty margins of a customer is one of the most difficult marketing tasks. However it can also be a significant source of competitive advantage over a competitor if executed properly. The following is a discussion of Harrah’s Casino’s…