College Tribune

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Month: November 2019

UCD Researchers Win 2019 Science Foundation Ireland Awards

Two professors from University College Dublin have received the renowned Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Award at the Annual SFI Science Summit on November 7th. The researchers received the awards for their ground-breaking innovations in the scientific sector. Among ten Awards…

Analysis: UCD Academics Generously Paid As Push For Research Ensues

UCD academics are paid some of the highest salaries in the country as well as having greater pay packages than their international counterparts. This may be due to UCD being recently ranked low in international research tables and if the…

Students Get Wet For Charity

Imagine standing on a dock—about to jump into freezing cold water—at seven in the morning. Then, imagine doing this everyday for a month. Curators of the Instagram account Coldvember UCD don’t have to imagine because they know what it’s like….

Big Year Beckons for UCD Tennis

Coming off the back of such a successful year, expectations are high for UCD tennis this year. Last time out, the club achieved intervarsity glory for the ladies’ team, who, along with the men’s seconds, were also successful in their…

Same Team, New Problems What’s Going on at Tottenham Hotspur?

Since the start of the new Premier League campaign, one team has appeared to be struggling significantly more than its counterparts; Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs entered the new season coming off a Champions League final, and a summer transfer window that…

Life Post-Schmidt

After Ireland’s extremely disappointing defeat at the hands of the All Blacks, it is now time to move on and look forward to a new era of Irish rugby. The manner of Schmidt’s departure was saddening and not the fairy-tale…

Food Review: The Well St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin

★ ★ ★ ★ € € € The Well is more than a well-situated watering hole; hidden inside is one of Dublin’s best pizzas. Given its location just off Grafton Street and facing Stephen’s Green, you may be forgiven if…

Blindboy Brings Laughter, Tears, and Brilliance to UCD with ‘The Blindboy Podcast’

Blindboy Boatclub, one half of the iconic Rubberbandits, started his podcast in 2017. Since then, the Limerick-native has garnered an almost cult-like following. He’s amongst the most listened podcasters in the world, and his views on politics, culture, music, and…

IWC Launches Environmental Publication

Calling all environment and writing enthusiasts! The Irish Writers’ Centre has launched a brand-new magazine called Channel which will be dedicated to pieces of work related to nature and the environment. A formal event was hosted on 22 October 2019,…

The Rise of Aisling Bea

When we think of the plethora of successful Irish comedians, several names come to mind: Dara O’Briain, Ed Byrne, Tommy Tiernan… In fact, when you search ‘Irish Comedi-ans’ on Google, they are the first ones that pop up. However, one…

The Power of a Name – EPIC’s Historic New Exhibition

Every time the 17th March rolls around, the entire world celebrates St. Patrick’s Day. The fa-mous slogan “Everyone’s Irish on Paddy’s Day” rings through the masses on distant shores. However, what made St. Patrick’s Day a global phenomenon? The worldwide…

The Sincerity of El Camino ;Why Hollywood at Large Should Take a Leaf out of Vince Gilligan’s Book

At its best, El Camino is a love letter to the loyal fans that Breaking Bad left behind, and in this vein, it provides the once-beloved deuteragonist, Jesse Pinkman, with his much yearned for redemption. Suffice it to say that…