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Month: March 2017

A Decent Wage for Dedicated Artists?

  A dancers salary has a very broad spectrum. On one hand we have the commercial, celebrity backing dancers and prestigious ‘Principal dancer’ of dance companies such as the Royal ballet. There are different types of dance, and these disciplines…

Films in Review: Moonlight, Lion, The Great Wall

Moonlight CT Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Barry Jenkins’ sophomore feature is worthy of every word of the praise it is getting. A bildungsroman with a difference, it charts the life of Chiron – a young, gay black man…

Hindiwood: Hollywood and its influence on the Hindi Film Industry

  Film & TV Writer Paurush Kumar takes another look at the shifting landscape of Hindi cinema, this time examining the impact of Hollywood on its Indian counterpart. Although the Hindi Film Industry has hit a lot of heights, it…

The Concerns and Controversy around Palm Oil

  Palm oil. You might not be familiar with it, but your body certainly is. Palm oil is the most widely consumed vegetable oil on the planet, it is loaded into everything from confectionery to cosmetics. Palm oil production is…

Strike4Repeal to Tap into the Legacy of Striking for Gender Inequality and Reproductive Rights

Striking is one of the fundamental rights that we as workers have. It allows us to protest for fair pay rises, better working conditions and fair contracts. Strikes have been used throughout the years for this purpose but they’ve also…

Lack of Information and Emphasis Highlight UCD’s Problematic Approach to Sexual Assault on Campus

  Several high profile incidents internationally and on campus have seen UCD’s policy and approach to sexual assault and harassment on campus come under question. Do students know how to report an incident with the university if they want to,…

UCD President Andrew Deeks Argues for Loan Scheme at Government Committee on Future of Student Fees

UCD President Andrew Deeks spoke to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills on November 10th of last year. The committee is looking into the options for funding higher education proposed by the expert Cassells’ report last summer. President…

Education Candidate Climax Gorman Apologises Over Elitist Ad Astra Email

Student Union Education candidate Joshua Climax Gorman has apologised over an elitist email he sent to all fellow Ad Astra scholarship students in first year. The revealed email obtained by the Tribune, stated that ‘we cannot believe that we are…

The Impact of Promoting Environmentally Friendly Commuting on Road Safety and Parking in UCD

Cian Carton examines how the drive towards green commuting has influenced the debates on road safety and parking on campus.  Introduction The push for a more environmentally friendly campus by both students and the administration is a popular endeavour. Some…