College Tribune

Independent UCD News

Month: September 2018

Tús bliain nua gaelach i UCD

Bhuel a chairde, tá an t-am seo den bhliain tagtha arís. Táimid tagtha ar ais ó na J1s ag taisteal ó chathair go cathair agus ag filleadh go hÉirinn gan pingin rua ach lán le cuimhní agus scéalta,ón turas iontach…

Cannabis & Cancer; The Never Ending Saga

Ex Editor Rachel O’Neill examines the claim that cannabis cures cancer when in fact, the evidence is yet to be produced. Having a parent that suffers from cancer is never a fun experience. Having a parents that suffers from cancer…

Belfast Police detain journalists as part of ‘intimidation tactic’, court rules

Controversy recently arose in Belfast concerning the search and arrest operation of two award-winning journalist’s Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey. The journalists are famously known for their recent documentary ‘No Stone Unturned’ which investigated the loyalist murders of six civilians…

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fresher’s Week: A Musical Survival Guide

Why is Freshers Week in the second week of college and not the first? Is music just wiggly air? Who tailored that ridiculously oversized suit David Byrne wore in Stop Making Sense? I can’t answer these questions, nor will I…

Ryder Cup Preview

The ‘Ryder Cup’ has evolved into one of the most revered and eagerly anticipated global sports events. The three-day event, beginning this year on 28 September, has become synonymous with unwavering passion, bitter rivalry and partisan atmosphere.  Amidst raucous crowds,…

Fandom as a Character Trait: The Hidden Genius of Sharp Objects

The first image in the opening credits for Sharp Objects, the recent HBO miniseries starring Amy Adams, is a needle on an LP. Anyone who has seen the show would agree it’s a fitting introduction. The music featured throughout the…

The Importance of The Ordinary Female Story

As with everyone else in the world, I was in love with the Netflix original movie To all the boys I loved before. The sweet storyline, the wonderful and likeable characters, the general aesthetic of the movie and of course…

The Tale of The Male Contraceptive

After 80 years of research into male contraceptives, the prospect of a viable alternative to condoms and vasectomies is finally on the horizon. Why has it taken so long? And was the wait really necessary? Sceptics argue that further birth…

Why We Need To Take Back The City

The recent forcible eviction of housing activists occupying a previously vacant building on North Frederick Street led to massive increase in the media attention surrounding the ‘Take Back the City’ campaign. The campaign group, which is comprised of 18 different…

News Series

Collaboration Debate Leads To Questions On Nature of Pride

The collaboration debate between LawSoc and the LGBTQ+ Soc on the motion ‘This House Believes Pride Parades Are Not For Straights’ brought the house back to the roots of Pride Parades. The debate which was run in collaboration with LGBTQ+…

How Watching The Kardashians Makes You A Worse Person

The Kardashian-Jenner’s are a cultural phenomenon of our time, right? The obvious Instagram enviable selfies, the luxury Ferrari’s and G Wagon’s alongside those endless vacations to Mexico and Bora-Bora have us going crazy, wishing we could all expose ourselves to…

In Praise of Stuart Lancaster

In these halcyon days of Leinster Rugby, it’s easy to forget the low ebb the province found itself at this time two years ago. A convincing defeat in the Pro 12 final to Connacht coupled with a discouraging fourth-place finish…