College Tribune

Independent UCD News

Month: November 2016

Student Centre Top Floor to Become Offices, Despite Previous Plans to Move the Health and Counselling Service to the Space

  Works have begun on the top floor of the Student centre to build offices for the Director of Student Services Dominic O’Keefe and his administrative team. The offices are expected to be completed for use by February 2017. The…

Memorial Launched for Human Rights Defenders Killed in Action

A memorial was launched in the Mansion House yesterday morning celebrating the lives of human rights defenders who have been killed in action since the since the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Defenders came into effect in 1998. The…

Minister Leo Varadkar Launches Equality and Diversity Report in UCD

Today the Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar launched a report on equality, diversity and inclusion in UCD in the Science Centre.  The report was compiled by the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) group, and is the first of its…

The Political Danger of the Online Echo Chamber

As the events of the last 18 months have demonstrated, we are living in uncertain times. We can’t seem to trust polls anymore and nobody is quite sure where it’s all gone wrong. There have been many theories floating around…

Language Lazy: Why Are the Irish So Bad at Mastering a Second Language?

Features writer Eleanor Brooks explores the lack of proper bilingualism among Irish students compared to their European counterparts. Drawing on her own Erasmus experience in Berlin she questions why exactly Irish students seem to fall down on mastering a second…

Student Removed from NUIG for Wearing Repeal Jumper during pro-choice demonstrations of Enda Kenny Visit

A group of students in NUI Galway were removed by an Garda Síochána after a demonstration calling for the repeal of the Eighth amendment earlier this week. The incident occurred on Thursday night at 7pm, when Taoiseach Enda Kenny arrived to…

Editorial: Rebuilding a Truly Political Students’ Union

Last week the campus referendum on the abortion stance of the Students’ Union saw one of the largest voter turnouts in recent years. Nearly 20% of the student body got out and voted, in favour of retaining the SU’s pro-choice…

Editorial: The Confucius Centre Controversy

The editorial of a newspaper is a space and opportunity for the editor to express the opinions of the publication, generally on a pertinent topic in recent news. I feel there will be little revelations more pressing to UCD students…

Three UCD Rugby Players Named in Ireland’s Autumn Series Squad Against All Blacks

Three of UCD’s brightest stars have been named in Joe Schmidt’s Ireland national squad for the latest autumn international test series, which will see Ireland face off against New Zealand and Australia. Star Collidge centre Garry Ringrose, whose leading performances…

Album in Review: Kate Tempest, ‘Let Them Eat Chaos’

  If you have ever stumbled upon poet/musician Kate Tempest’s performance on the BBC, you most likely would have watched in wonder. In one grand non-stop portion, she abrasively blurted out her second album, ‘Let Them Eat Chaos’. Tempest employs…

Album in Review: Lady Gaga, ‘Joanne’

For her fifth album, Lady Gaga has side stepped into yet another genre. Leaving behind the gaudy disco of 2013’s ARTPOP and the smooth 2014 jazz collaboration with Tony Bennett for the country twang of the deep south. Gaga remixes…

Challenging Preconceptions of ‘Traditional’ Marriage, One Generation at a Time

Today when students hear the word ‘marriage’ we pawn it off as something which may happen way down the line. Perhaps we even shudder at the thoughts of being tied down for the rest of our days. We tell ourselves…