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Month: April 2020

BREAKING: Students’ Union Election Sees Technical Issues in Online Voting

Technical issues have arisen with UCD Students’ Union’s (SU) Election voting system. Users who opted to vote online though a link within Facebook or Instagram apps may not have successfully voted. This news comes after a steep downturn in registered…

UCD Students’ Union Hits Back At University Observer Over Staff Wage Cuts

UCD Students’ Union (SU) have retained all their staff since the temporary closure of their shops on campus, despite losing all shop income. In a statement today, the SU has responded to an article published in the University Observer, the…

On The Eve of SU Elections, Low Voter Registration Indicates Legitimacy Crisis | Opinion

This year’s UCD Students’ Union Elections begin tomorrow morning. This will be the first time that the organisation has gone online, with the Returning Office scrambling to set things in order amid the COVID-19 health crisis. The unfortunate timing of…

UNION ELECTIONS 2020: Online Debate Sees Radicals Take The Spotlight | Full Analysis

This year’s UCD Students’ Union (SU) Election Hustings suffered meaningfully from the lack of an audience. Previous year’s hustings featured indelible moments which drew laughs and shocks from the audience. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, these hustings were…

UCD May Lose €100m Over COVID-19 Financial Fallout

University College Dublin (UCD) has indicated that the financial cost of COVID-19 restrictions on the university may approach €100 million this year. The government restrictions bring financial uncertainties for the university which has become increasingly reliant on non-exchequer income since…

The Best COVID-19 Takeaways

What strange times we live in. Locked up in our homes, constrained to a 2km radius by law and working/studying whilst lounging in our beds. Happily, there remains one constant; food! Granted, we can’t physically visit our favourite places. But,…

Planning For A World When We Can Shake Hands Again

You know that door-opens-into-a-portal thing they show in Sci-Fi shows, where a person opens a door and steps into a new realm? The day we opened that door was the 12th of March, because things just became fuzzy from then….

WHAT’S HOT: Great Student Reads During Home Isolation

So uh.. this is all quite awkward, isn’t it?  With most of us here in UCD on our third or fourth week in isolation, there is a growing unrest in the general population, as we run out of hair to…

Quarantine Bucket List

We are creatures of habit. We find comfort in routine, in getting a morning coffee, in seeing that same stranger at the bus stop every morning, in looking forward to a few drinks on a Friday.  As a college student,…

The Frightening Reality of ‘The Stranger’

In a world as connected as ours, with information at our fingertips and an all-encompassing social media sphere, it’s easy to think that we can know everything about a person, while somehow retaining a certain sense of anonymity for ourselves….

Netflix Recommendations

Tiger King Limited Series ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  The series serves as an exposé on untold drama and crime surrounding the most influential players of the big cat community in the United States. I’m sure by now we have…

Disney+ Finally Launches in Ireland

Plans were made for Disney Plus to launch in Ireland, among other European countries such as Britain, Spain, Italy and Germany, on March 24th way back in January. The Disney bosses could have never have known that all of these…