College Tribune

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Month: March 2017

Editorial: UCD Must Take Responsibility for Tackling Sexual Harassment on Campus

The rise in the number of students reporting incidents of sexual assault and harassment to UCD campus services shows the the college can no longer shirk their responsibility to victims. It’s not disputed that any victim of a sexual assault…

Coleman’s Brutal Injury Overshadows Positive Irish Performance Against Wales

Ireland’s solid performance against Wales in the Aviva last Friday was overshadowed by Séamus Coleman’s unfortunate and brutal injury. The game was tensely fought and Ireland held what has been a high scoring Wales side to a nil all stalemate….

Shag Carpets Introduced across UCD

Students returned to UCD earlier this week to discover the floor in each campus building had been laid with new shag carpets. The carpet style, which hurdled out of date somewhere around 1995, is expected to surely come back into…

Lecturer Awkwardly spends Entire YouTube Video Trying to get the Sound to Work

Third year commerce students came out of a lecture this past Monday in which a lecturer had been thoroughly confused by technology. Half way through the class the professor said he wanted to show students a YouTube video. However, things…

Michael Conlan Sparkles on St Patrick’s Day Pro Boxing Debut

St Patrick’s Day is a day of celebration occasion for the Irish (and, quite often, non-Irish) people the world over.  March 17th 2017 proved a particularly special occasion for boxer Michael Conlan.  While much of the rest of the world…

RBS Six Nations Review: Ireland Emerge as Runners up in Testing Tournament

  Make no mistake, this was one of the most competitive Six Nations tournaments since its inception. All of Ireland, France and Scotland with two defeats and were level on points. Not for the first time, what separated the three…

Short Story: The Crimson Mist

Science Officer Larson sprinted down the clinical white corridor in a frantic panic. The hazard lights pulsed over head. She rounded the corner to see the airlock door coming down. She pushed herself harder, racing to the door. She dived…

Comhrá le Piaras Ó Dochartaigh TD

Thit an dara hócáid sa tsraith imeachtaí atá á reáchtáil mar chuid den tionscadal SPARC, ‘An Ghaeilge Bheo’, amach ar an 7 Márta. Pléadh leis an teanga Ghaelach ar bhealach éagsúil an babhta seo – seachas bheith ag éisteacht le…

Controversies and Public Relations Fails Damage Uber’s Credibility with Users

  It has been a very interesting and destructive month for Uber. The transportation network company which was founded in 2009 had been experiencing a wave of criticism over the past couple of years regarding their treatment of drivers and…

UCD MA Creative Writing Class Publish their Collective Work

The UCD MA Creative Writing class of 2016 has published a book of their works titled ‘A Blushing Object’. The collection has extremely credible influences, naming the likes of John Banville, Colm Keegan and Kate Pullinger who came to speak…

Recipe of the Week: Chia Pudding Pops with Coconut Raspberries and Bananas

Food & Lifestyle editor Ciara Landy scours the internet for good food so you don’t have to. Each week we feature recipes from a variety of up-and-coming food and lifestyle bloggers around the world. Spotlight: Sharon Hearne Smith is an…

The Princess and the Pitchforks: Emma Watson and Feminist Politics

A tale as old as time – that of an unnecessary Hollywood remake, a brigade of misinformation, and a feminist being made to prove her feminism. Emma Watson plays Belle in the live-action retelling of Beauty and the Beast, and…