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Month: January 2020

UCD Sports Update: January 2020

UCD Tennis The close of January marks the start of a busy stretch for UCD tennis. On the Men’s side, UCD will field two teams in the Dublin Winter League. Our first team finds themselves in a tough group in…

UCD Bears Off to Running Start

As much as some things change, some things simply stay the same. Such is the case when it comes to Tuesday nights in Belfield. Even in the lean and unforgiving winter months, when one might be forgiven for thinking there…

Review: Uno Mas

Uno Mas  Aungier Street, Dublin ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  € € € € Hidden in plain sight on Aungier Street, Uno Mas is one of (if not the) finest Spanish restaurants in Dublin. It’s unassuming and humble from the…

SPOTLIGHT: UCD’s Artsy Societies

If anything along the lines of “try a new hobby” features in your 2020 resolutions, keep reading because we have you covered on all the artsy societies on campus.  1. DramSoc One of UCD’s most vibrant societies, DramSoc (drama society)…

Classical vs. Modern Dance: Is One Better than the Other?

One of the things we love to do is to tell a story. Dance is an exquisite type of story-telling that has ramified into so many forms globally, classical and contemporary. Classical dance forms like Russia’s ballet, Ireland’s Céilí or…

These Charming Women: Why the New Little Women is the Better One

I remember borrowing the DVD of the 1994 adaptation of Little Women from the library when I was maybe ten and then watching that film probably about ten times. I suppose in retrospect it wasn’t really surprising that I became…

Netflix Recommendations

The Pursuit of Happyness Film ★ ★ ★ ★ Before the credits had even rolled, this film had already left a lasting impression upon me, most notably for Will Smith’s performance as a single father struggling to rescue both himself…

Film Review: Just Mercy

Film Review: Just Mercy ★ ★ ★ ★   Just Mercy is a film based on a poignant true story set in the late 1980s/ early 90s in the US state of Alabama. The film is centred around a young lawyer …

Film & TV News: The Road to the Oscars

It is just weeks into the new year, but awards season is already in full swing. This year kicked off on the 5th January with the Golden Globes. Hosted by Ricky Gervais for a record fifth time, many of the…

Upcoming Gigs

Milky Chance – February 2nd – Vicar Street Alternative rock-come-folk music outfit ‘Milky Chance’ take to the stage on Vicar Street at the beginning of February. The group have been around for the best part of a decade now, bringing…

COMMENT: Amongst RTÉ Closures, Radio Should be Revived

RTÉ has announced that it will be closing its digital radio stations. The closures of 2FM, RTÉ Pulse, .RTÉ Gold and RTÉ Radio 1 Extra, alongside over 200 prospective job cuts, marks a fairly bleak time for the public broadcaster….