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Month: November 2016

In the Loop; Upcoming Artsy Events

Beardyman Live: Beardyman will be doing a night of improvisation along with MC Leen and Rob Lewis from the dream team on Sunday December 4th at the Sugar club. He will be taking suggestions from the audience and making up…

Moving Away from Meat and Towards Sustainable Sustenance

Food & LifeStyle editor Ciara Landy weights up the environmental benefits of switching to a low-meat diet, and picks out some of the best documentaries and studies raising awareness on the issue. Animal agriculture and meat consumption are significant contributors…

Student Depression on the Rise

For the majority of us, the doldrums of reading week and the anxiety of mid-term essay deadlines is a period that comes and then goes. It is a fleeting thing, a blink, a thin slice trimmed off the fat loaf…

In Focus: UCD Boxing Club Gunning For Glory

‘The day hasn’t come yet where I haven’t wanted to be in boxing’, UCD Boxing’s head coach Phil Rooney tells me as we sit down after training on Friday night. His perennial smile wide across his face, he adds, ‘I…

Students Unions Renew Drug Harm reduction Effort Ahead of Christmas Period

The use of psychoactive drugs by young people in Ireland between the ages of 15-24 is the highest in Europe. The comparative level of drug use by Irish young people was revealed in a recent report from the Health Services…

Plans to Open an extra Shop in Student Residences and Tuck Shop in Science Centre

  UCD is seeking proposals from private companies to run a new shop in the O’Brien Science Centre, and a large convenience store in Merville residences. While it hasn’t been officially announced by UCD, the College Tribune has seen a…

Students’ Union Claim President Deeks’ Actions an ‘Abuse of Power’ Over Changes to Graduation Ceremonies

  Plans to remove Latin from UCD degrees and conferring ceremonies by the President Andrew Deeks has caused a backlash among academic staff and the Students’ Union.  Yesterday at the UCD Academic Council, which meets once a semester and deals…

Innovate or Die: The Disappearance and Decline of Vine

Two weeks ago Twitter announced that it would be discontinuing its mobile app Vine, the six second looping video service that was founded in 2012 and was purchased by Twitter for a reported $30 million dollars that same year. Originally…

Short Story: In the Trenches (Part 5)

November 5th, 1916. Dear Mrs Keegan, It is with the deepest regret that I write to you today to inform you of the death of your son Private Peter James Keegan. I had only known Peter for a short number…

The Art of the Cliff-Hanger

The Walking Dead returned recently for its seventh season, having cruelly kept fans waiting a full 7 months for a resolution to the previous episode’s conflict. But do television showrunners rely on the power of the cliff-hanger too much? Why…

Interview: Two Door Cinema Club

Two Door Cinema Club were unquestionably the biggest breakout band of 2010. Their debut album ‘Tourist History’ was a massive success, winning the 2010 Choice Music Prize for best Irish album and reaching number one on the Irish Independent Album…

Should We Put a Ring on It? Students Changing Views on Marriage and Tradition

  In Ireland in 2015 there were 22,025 marriages recorded. This represents 4.8 weddings per thousand up from 4.5 in 2013. The average cost of a wedding in 2015 was €23,200  and approximately 18% of Irish couples took out a…