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Month: January 2020

Marigold – Pinegrove

Marigold – Pinegrove ★ ★ ★  Pinegrove have always been Evan Hall’s band. He is the primary lyricist, songwriter and the face of the band in the press. There’s a good reason for this. What made Pinegrove so engaging when…

E – Ecco2k

E – Ecco2k ★ ★ ★ ★ Drain Gang member and all-around enigma Ecco2k delivers ‘E’, his first studio album. Hot off the back of releasing ‘Trash Island’ with fellow Drain Gang members Bladee and Thaiboy Digital, Ecco2k keeps his…

Everything Else Has Gone Wrong – Bombay Bicycle Club

Everything Else Has Gone Wrong – Bombay Bicycle Club   ★ ★ ★ ★ After a hiatus of almost six years, Bombay Bicycle Club have returned with an audacious and vivacious eleven-track album. You may recognize the band name from their…

Wakey Wakey… time to philosophize! Finding Meaning in Your Morning Routine

So it’s a new year already, and we’re back in the same place eager to raise and salute the flag of the “new year, new me” mentality. We’re all familiar with the internet “mindfulness” gurus showing us how productive and…

An Ghaeilge le feiceáil i UCD

Tá stádas oifigiúil ag an nGaeilge san Aontas Eorpach agus is í céad teanga oifigiúil na hÉireann. Tá sé riachtanach ó thaobh an dlí de go mbíonn comharthaí as Gaeilge nó dátheangach (le Gaeilge agus Béarla) ann ar bhóithre na…

Biofeedback Therapy: A New Type of Medicine

When you go to the doctor, standard practice is that you tell them what’s wrong and they fix it for you. Biofeedback therapy (BT) is a little different. In BT, you tell the doctor what’s wrong and they train you…

Crowe Bar: Professor Tasman Crowe and Marine Protected Areas

On the night of the “Love Your Coast” Photography Awards, Minister Eoghan Murphy announced Professor Tasman Crowe, Director of the UCD Earth Institute and Associate Dean of Science in UCD, as the chair of a new advisory group for the…

How will my vote affect my college life?

To help you make an informed decision on which party to vote for in the upcoming election, we have examined the policy proposals of each main party which may impact university students. Fine Gael, who have been in government for…

2020 General Election Preview

On the 8th of February, the country will head to the polls to elect the 33rd Dáil. So far in the campaign, health and housing have proven to be major issues. With a country in the midst of a winter…

Student Stories: Living With Chronic Pain

I was once told that “pain is all in the mind”. I had half a mind to kick the physio that informed me of this quaint little fact to observe exactly how zen he was when his neurons were blasting…

Irish Workers Are Being Worked to Death

Nowadays when we think of parts of our lifestyle that can affect our health, we think about our diet, or maybe our smoking habit, but could your job have an even worse impact on your health?  The modern labour market…

Is UCD Racist? Definitely, 100%

Reflecting upon the controversies that arose in the final few weeks of 2019, 2020 is gearing up to be the year to tackle racism. And, hopefully, the year that racism is finally recognised and condemned for what it really is…