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Month: March 2018

Flavour of the Month: Jimmy Fallon

When the name ‘Jimmy Fallon’ comes to mind, people usually think of comedy, celebrities, skits and just pure fun – which is exactly what this man is about.    Jimmy Fallon broke into the comedic world when his lifelong dream…

UCDSU Final Election Results

In a long count which last over 13 hours, a new UCDSU Sabbatical team has been elected for 2018/2019. It was a long day with several recounts but eventually a new team was elected with some of the races coming…

Barry Murphy Re-Elected as UCDSU President

Barry Murphy has been re-elected as UCDSU President. The incumbent overcame five challengers and will now stay in his role until June 2019. The total valid poll in the Presidential race was 3,807, up from 3,237 votes cast last year….

UCDSU Elections Live Blog: First Count Results

Melissa Plunkett is deemed elected as Welfare Officer Welfare Recount Plunkett 1713 Kerr 1642 Plunkett went up by 2. The two teams will now examine the 220 spoiled ballots. Presidential Round 4 Transfers: 254 to Murphy, 173 to Oakes, 61…

Welfare Interviews – Kylie Roche

Kylie Roche is a social science student running for the role of Welfare Officer. She has been unwillingly branded as the outsider in this election race. Her campaign has been fueled by idealism and a personal dissatisfaction with the current…

Presidential Profiles: Amy Crean ‘The Activist’

Amy Crean, a final year Law with Social Justice student, is one of six candidates in the Presidential race. Accommodation Increasing accommodation costs, both on and off campus, is a pressing issue. Crean wants to firstly ‘organise UCD protests to…

Hustings Report Part Two: Sabbatical Officers

Part Two of the Tribune’s Hustings Report covers the five sabbatical positions. Graduate Education Officer Candidate: Niall Torris The current Officer reiterated his 5 key manifesto points and heavy caseworkload. He suggested it may not be appropriate for the role,…

Hustings Report Part One: College Officers

The first part of the Tribune’s report on UCDSU Hustings covers the elections for the College Officer positions. Each College has one position available, except for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, which has two. College of Arts, Humanities and Social…

Presidential Profiles: Rosie Aljohmani ‘The Ideas Woman’

Current Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences College Officer Rosie Aljohmani wants students in UCD to be more informed about campus services, to improve the services available in the library, the food variety on campus and increasing internships for student if…

In The Loop

Opera Briefs:  The Royal Irish Academy of Music and the Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art are collaborating to bring two operas to the Abbey Theatre. The operas have a central theme that circulates around women, the control of women,…

The Beginners Guide to East Coast Hip Hop

Now that hip hop is experiencing soaring popularity in the mainstream, it is interesting to explore how the genre evolved overtime. After gangsta rap with its provocative lyrics, emerged on the West Coast, rappers from the boroughs of New York…

Wes Anderson: Hollywood’s Favourite Hipster

Wes Anderson is Hollywood’s favourite hipster. He is, perhaps, the only unconventionally stylistic director of this century to be accepted into the mainstream and not yet be corrupted by it. From his humble beginnings with Owen Wilson on Bottle Rocket,…