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Year: 2019

Return of the Roar: The Tale of Tiger’s Remarkable Renaissance

If 2018 taught us anything, it is that Tiger Woods moves the needle like no other in golf, period. Yet amid the corybantic afterglow of his electrifying comeback year, it is easy to forget the low ebb the 14-time major…

What The Health Is Going On?

37,000 members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisations (INMO) are taking strike action over pay and staff shortages, which has left the Irish healthcare system with a 40,000 patient backlog. This number is sure to rise as the strikes…

Film In Review: Mary Queen of Scots

You know what they say: heavy is the head that wears the crown. For Mary, the Queen of Scotland (Saoirse Ronan), and Elizabeth I, the Queen of England and Ireland (Margot Robbie), not only is the crown a heavy burden…

Has Valentine’s Consumerism Gone Too Far?

Valentine’s day is a day that has been up to debate in my group of friends the closer the 14th of February creeps up. My friend Kala, in fact, has some major issues with it. She believes it’s all for…

Volunteer Debaters Wonder If Volunteering Does More Harm Than Good

This week’s LawSoc debate saw the House debating the motion ‘This House believes that volunteering does more harm than good’. This motion saw the house debate specifically around voluntourism, but the opposition would prove the value of volunteering as a…

Remembering Mark Sands

Mark Sands (21), a UCD Computer Science student and a friend of mine, was on an exchange in UT Austin, Texas, when he suffered fatal injuries following a road collision. The incident occurred in the early hours of Friday 1st…

LGBTQ+ Students On Campus: Their Stories

The LGBTQ+ community has grown rapidly over the past number of years, yet it can remain something of a taboo subject in certain spheres. It’s true that Ireland has progressed in the past to accept the Lesbian and Gay community,…

How To Benefit From The Changing Financial Sector

With the rise of internet-based banking and other sources of finance, the last few years have seen a huge change in financial services. Can these disruptors replace the status quo across sectors such as banking, lending and business loans or…

Irish Football In A Much Better Place Ahead of Euro 2020 Qualifiers

2018 can be described as nothing short of a disastrous year for Irish football. Irish supporters were subjected to twelve months of torture, as the Martin O’Neill era plummeted from one new low to another. First, there was the catastrophic,…

Green Week Climate Panel Hears Of Need For ‘Deep Change’ In Approach To Climate Change

UCD Students Union and the L&H’s panel talk on climate change last week as a part of UCDSU’s first ever Green Week. The panel which considered on academics and politicians attempted to present and debate practical solutions to the climate…

Dramsoc Interviews: ‘My Queer Diary’

A.E. Quinn has poured their heart into this production. As a gender fluid student of Queer theatre in UCD, the lack of trans representation in theatre is glaringly obvious to them. Their play, My Queer Diary, is a conscious effort…

Calls For Minimum Standards And Guidelines On Grading Practices

Grading practices are fundamental to the university as an institution. After multiple interviews with UCD tutors citing a strong possibility of malpractice occurring within the UCD grading structure, the Tribune conducted an investigation into the matter. Grade moderation was highlighted…