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Short Story: In the Trenches (Part 01)

12th September 1916, Dear Mother, I hope you and Father are keeping well. How are the apple trees coming along this season? I expect Nana will start making her apple cider soon. I will miss it as winter advances. I…

An bhfuil an Craobh millte ag an Struchtúr Cúige?

(“Is the All Ireland  final being destroyed by the provincial structure?”) Pléann Séamas Ó Braonáin fadbhanna leis an struchtúr cúige sa pheil Gaelach agus san iománaíocht. Tá an Samhradh beagnach thart ó thaobh na gcluichí gaelacha de ach tá rud…

Winter is Coming: A Look at The Rest of 2016 in Film

So there you have it, the silly season of summer blockbusters is over and done with for another 12 months. We had some great summer hits, like Star Trek: Beyond,  X-Men: Apocalypse, Steven Spielberg’s The BFG and long-gestating Pixar sequel…

An Interview with Fantastic Negrito

In late August I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Xavier Dphrepaulezz, otherwise known as ‘Fantastic Negrito’ from his home in Oakland, California. Fresh off a tour with Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and Audioslave, Dphrepaulezz has been bringing his unique…

UCD Olympians do Belfield and Ireland Proud in Rio Games

Amidst ticket controversy and boxing scandals in this summer’s Rio Olympics, it was a number of UCD students who really shone through for team Ireland and lifted the country. Eight athletes hailing from Belfield in total competed at the games,…

Event Guide: What Not to Miss this Culture Night

  Culture Night will take place this Friday September 16th and will see an array of free events all over the country, with Dublin being the largest centre. Beginning in 2005, Culture Night has blossomed into an essential evening on…

UCD Political Parties Set Out their Stalls for Freshers’ Week

Freshers’ Week kicks off next week on campus and all the UCD political party societies will be setting up their stalls to recruit new members. And as always there will be fierce competition to see who comes out as the…

Five Affordable Student Eats in Dublin City Centre

New to the big shmoke? Looking for an affordable meal out with friends? Here’s five great little choices for student eats in the city centre.    Boojum (Under €10) Boojum is hands-down the best burrito in Dublin. The Mexican joint…

Repeal Jumpers: When Fashion Becomes Political

A not so fashion-conscious intellectual once said: “style is knowing who you are, what you want to say and not giving a damn”. Throughout the last century, fashion has been used not only as a medium of self-expression but to…

‘UCD for Choice’ Group Set Up to Campaign on Campus

A new group in UCD is aiming to link up all the pro-choice students, staff and alumni on campus this year. ‘UCD for Choice’ was created to ensure a “unified pro-choice presence within UCD”, according to Kate Dulohery, one of…

A College Guide to Not Screwing Up When you’re Screwing People

So it’s Fresher’s Week, you’re possibly living out of home for the first time and meeting tonnes of new people. There’s no parents around so it’s natural that sparks will fly, with that in mind here’s a handy guide to…

Chinese Ministry of Education Inspects Confucius Institute in UCD

It can be revealed that the controversial Chinese Ministry of Education inspects the Confucius Institute in UCD. The news comes as a new €7 million Confucius Centre is currently being constructed for the Institute beside the Engineering building in UCD….