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Month: February 2017

Interview: Chris Patterson, Producer of ‘Hostage to the Devil’

You may or may not know the name Father Malachi Martin. Martin is a Listowel-born priest who, after getting a secondary education in Dublin and studying philosophy for three years in UCD, become ordained as a Jesuit in 1954. Oh,…

In Review: A Series of Unfortunate Events

After 15 years of trying, Barry Sonnenfeld ( The Addams Family, Men in Black ) has finally been given his chance to direct ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ – now a Netflix series adapted from Daniel Handler’s book series of…

Album in Review: The xx – ‘I See You’

The prime feature of The xx is their sheer trendiness. Producer Jamie xx’s breakthrough solo debut could be heard on loop in Urban Outfitters and the like. In essence, The xx were the forerunners of the stylish sparse electronica that…

A Uniquely Irish Festival: Other Voices 2016

Music Editor Aoileann Kennedy spent a day dosing at Other Voices, in Dingle. Here’s what she thought of it. I pride myself on my ability to procrastinate. Last study week, I outdid myself and finally experienced the Other Voices festival…

Launch of Nintendo Switch Raises More Questions and Concerns from Gamers Than Excitement

Last week the gaming community (pessimists and optimists alike) received a more in depth look into Nintendo’s new “games console” the Switch, during the annual Nintendo press conference. In recent years, Nintendo’s attempts to remain relevant in the gaming industry…

What to Expect in the Early Days of Trump’s Presidency?

Donald J. Trump has officially taken office as the 45th president of the United States of America. The inauguration ceremony took place on January 20th and was met with a crowd of around 700,000 people, which is estimated to be…

FOI Reveals UCD has No Investments in Fossil Fuels

The College Tribune can reveal that UCD currently does not invest in fossil fuel companies, according to documents viewed under the Freedom of Information act. This information was sought in light of a successful campaign led by Fossil Free TCD,…

Eating Disorders and the Dangers of Society Linking Your Worth to Your Weight

January has become a month known for its almost slavish loyalty to the “new year, new me” regime peddled by a large portion of our media. January is a month for diets, detoxes and the demonisation of food. After a…

6 Nations Preview: Solid Defence Key to Strong Six Nations Showing for Ireland

  With the Six Nations back on February 4th, sports editor Conor Lynott tries to predict the final table of this year’s instalment of the Six Nations, which sees the addition of a new bonus point system. So how will…

UCD GAA 2016/17 Season So Far Fails to Impress, But Sigerson Campaign Hopes Still Alive

For the senior men’s football team, the first half of the season can be considered largely disappointing. Led by former ‘All Star’ footballer of the year Jack McCaffrey UCD finished top of their Ryan Cup group, with victories over DIT,…

Looking Ahead for UCD AFC: Lessons of Last Year’s Heartbreak Should Steel Students for Renewed Promotion Drive in 2017

UCD kicked off their preparations for the 2017 League of Ireland season with an underwhelming pre-season 4-1 loss away to Shamrock Rovers, with 3 goals from the Tallaght side in a ten minute second half flurry taking the game away…