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Month: November 2018

The Social Psychological Explanation of Political Cleavages

A cleavage by definition implies a division. Within politics, divisions are overtly evident and are commonly a contentious area and stratified to a large degree. There are a number of explanations for why there are significant political cleavages in our…

The Promise of Microdosing

Microdosing, the secret of Silicon Valley, is spreading. Using drugs to increase our capacity to be creative or work harder is not a novel phenomenon. Most of us consume caffeine throughout the day in our coffees and energy drinks, it…

Law

ECHR Rules Arrest of Russian Activist Violated his Rights

Alexei Navalny is a Russian political activist and lawyer, who is also currently the leader of the Russia of the Future party. According to the New York Times, he is “arguably Vladimir’s most serious foe,”, though the Russian government has…

The Year In Underrated Albums

Kala O’Toole Jey on Lily Allen’s No Shame Lily Allen has always been a contentious figure in the music world. Not one to shy away from public gaze, her undeniably straight-talking, no-bullshit attitude, is often a surprising contrast to her…

Panel Discusses Vision For Future Development of UCD Campus

UCD Students’ Strategic Vision, a student-led initiative that is preparing a vision for the future development of the UCD campus from a students perspective held a wide-ranging panel talk last week to discuss the ongoing development on and around campus….

UCD SVP Raise Over €4000 During Homeless Week And ‘Generositree’ Campaign Returns

SVP UCD raised over 4000 euro from collections during Homeless Week last week, although they have not yet finished counting their donations, so they do not yet have an exact figure for the amount raised. The Tribune spoke to Vice…

Centurion Kirk Shimmins set to shine at Hockey World Cup

It would be difficult to argue with the supposition that hockey in Ireland has never had it so good. After the ladies’ phenomenal achievement in reaching the World Cup final during the summer, the men’s Hockey World Cup tips off…

UCD Students Union In Breach Of Own Mandates

This article is an updated version of the article under the same headline that appeared in the print edition of The College Tribune on the 20th of November 2018. This update was made to accommodate the comments received from the…

Societies Spotlight: Interview With Nell Hensey of UCDTV

Nell Hensey is in her final year of studying English and Film, she has represented the country at international film festivals and this year she has graduated from the head of Arts and Culture in UCDTV to take the reins…

Gaeilge

M’iarracht chun mo vóta  a chaitheamh as Gaeilge

Sa toghchán Uachtaránachta is déanaí agus sa toghchán ag vótáil ar leasú don bhunreacht maidir le diamhaslú, rinne mé iarracht mo vóta a chaitheamh as Gaeilge. Bhí a fhios agam go mbeadh an páipéar féin dátheangach agus bhí mé fiosrach…

UCDSU Press Office Fails To Respond To Campus Press Queries

UCD Students Union for the first time hired a Press Officer this year, to manage press relations and advise the SU political affairs. Of the 13 requests that the Tribune made for comments from the SU this semester, only two…

UCD’s Own Loners Releases Debut Album ‘Be Happy!!!’

Newman stalwart Cian O’Farrell has released his highly-anticipated debut album under the name of Loners. His first full-length is an ambitious collection of soundscapes, ambient grooves and brave samples. Fans of everyone from the Horrors, to Arthur Russell, to Burial…