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Month: September 2018

Film in Review: Dude

Shortly after its release on the 20th of April this year (420, get it?), the Netflix original film Dude had accumulated numerous review headlines claiming it was the worst film on Netflix. Currently it holds a 41% audience score on…

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New Housemate Thinks You’ll Love His Society

When Seán arrived in the Fresher’s Tent at the start of the week, he was immediately accosted by his new housemate, Barry, who seemed terribly excited about his society. ‘Hi, Seán, it’s great to see you, mad how we’d bump…

Is Your Toddler Scared of the Dark? They’re Probably Racist

Have you ever wondered why your toddler is afraid of the dark? The usual reason people think their toddler gets scared at night is because of monsters under the bed, or nightmares, or being afraid of tripping over something on…

Consent At UCD

Consent is something we hear a lot. Sometimes can be a bit of a grey area and Consent at UCD are here to make sure that people understand what is okay and what is not okay in terms of consensual…

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UCD First Satellite Moves Closer To Launch

The first ever satellite to be designed, built and launched entirely by Ireland has moved a step closer to space today. Minister John Halligan TD today announced that the EIRSAT-1 currently being designed by UCD has passed the critical design…

Catholic Church to Trial Avocado Communion in Bid to Appeal to Millennials

In a press conference in the Vatican yesterday, Cardinal José Fernando announced several new measures that would be trialed by the Catholic Church in order to appeal more to Millennials. “Millennials think differently from the generations before them” remarked Cardinal…

The Importance of Take Back The City

At this very moment, the homelessness figure stands at 9,846 people and soon threatens to reach a skyrocketing figure of 10,000. Children now represent 1 in 3 homeless people in Ireland, and under Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy homelessness has…

Massive Disparity in Distribution of Club Grants

Documents seen by the College Tribune have highlighted the disparity in funding across sports clubs in UCD, with the top 10 clubs in UCD receiving more than 60% of the funding last year. Clubs which are funded in through a…

UCD AFC on a Winning Streak

UCD AFC secured the title of champions of the SSE Airtricity League First Division last Friday evening after a 1-1 draw with visiting team Finn Harps at the UCD Bowl. UCD was maintaining a five point lead at the top…

Student Accommodation & Housing Crisis

“Accommodation” – It’s that abominable word that’s on every student’s tongue.  It’s an inconvenience for those who can afford it, and it’s a truly daunting task for those who cannot keep up with the ruthless property market and its high…

Who are the Presidential hopefuls and how do they get elected?

With the 26th of October the date of the next presidential election drawing closer and closer and the presidential nominations closing on the 26th of September, the race to be the 10th president of Ireland has well and truly begun….

Controversial Confucius Centre Due to Open Amidst Sudden Changes in Funding Use

The controversial UCD Confucius Centre is finally scheduled to be completed this September having run at least €4.8 million over budget. The project originally started in 2014 is now two years behind schedule as has been a frequent source of…