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Month: October 2016

Short Story: In the Trenches (Part 04)

October 24th, 1916. Dear Mother, The winter is beginning to set in rather severely. I hope the weather is better at home. We got the first snow fall yesterday. Not so long ago it would have filled the men with…

Short Story: In the Trenches (Part 03)

  October 10th, 1916. Dear Mother,         Today we are holding the second line. If there is a breakthrough we will force our way forward as fast as possible. But it is not a lingering threat as the likelihood of…

Short Story: In the Trenches (Part 02)

September 26th, 1916. Dear Mother, I hope you and father are well. I was very glad to hear that cousin Michael is to come home soon. I wish I could tell you that I was returning as well. It will…

The Decline of a Genre: Where Did the Rock Go?

Since 2010, rock music been struggling to find its place. The genre has experienced flashes of brilliance that have come and gone too fast like the New York City rock resurgence era between 2001-2003 which yielded bands such as the…

Internet Killed The Video Star

Film & TV Writer Muireann O’Shea examines the ever-changing landscape of television and the cultural frenzy of binge-watching. Have you seen the latest advertisements for Sky’s Box Set streaming service? They carry the brazen tagline: Lose Yourself. Is that supposed…

Film in Review: SWISS ARMY MAN

Every now and again excellent films pass and go unnoticed or underappreciated. This can be due to their abstract plots, their unprecedented characters that defy audience expectations or because their titles lack the word ‘girl’. Swiss Army Man is the…

Erasmus Freedom: “College should be about challenging yourself, like making new friends and exploring a new city or culture”

Features writer Chloe McCumiskey gives her experience and advice. Claiming that college is about change and challenging yourself, and the Erasmus is the opportunity to do both. Offering the freedom away from home, the chance to fully experience a different…

Erasmus Opportunity: “Take full advantage of the trips, the different classes, and all that’s offered”

Features writer Calum McKeown, a Scottish student from Strathclyde University Glasgow, gives his initial experience of his year on Erasmus in UCD. Arguing the friendships made, opportunities to travel a whole new country, and even the different academic courses available…

President Deeks Claims Confucius Overrun “Will Not Impact” other Campus Projects

  UCD college President Andrew Deeks has issued a statement to staff on the Confucius Institute building revelations, claiming the increased €4.1 million UCD bill will “not impact on other capital projects on campus”. The university head said the “remarkable” project…

Reifreann ar Sheasamh Aontas na Mac Léinn i leith Ginmhillte le reáchtáil

Ó thús na bliana, tá feachtas á rith ag an Aontas ar son aisghair a dhéanamh ar an ochtú leasú. Thug an leasú cosc bunreachta isteach ar ghinmhilleadh trí aitheantas a thabhairt ar cheart beatha an linbh sa bhroinn. Tá…

Law Soc Got €20,000 in Sponsorship from Matheson Law Firm Last Year

Law Soc spent €76,628 in total running their society last year. The society it can be revealed drew in €25,300 from sponsorship, with their main sponsor Matheson, an Irish law firm giving the society €20,000. The highest percentage of the…

Leinster Cruise to Opening Weekend Win Against Castres

Leinster began their Champions’ Cup campaign with a comprehensive 33-15 win last Saturday afternoon against Castres in the RDS. It was a comfortable victory for the home side as they dominated from the first whistle and came away with a…