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An Insider Look at UCD’s Global Lounge

Most people associate the Gerald Manley Hopkins Building primarily with the Main Restaurant and Subway, but the real heart of the building is in its basement – where the Global Lounge is. Being an international student myself, the Global Lounge…

New Year, New Vibes: Making the most out of 2020

New Years may have come and gone, and it might have even tried eating you up, but hey, there are still 11 more months to this year. Here’s 6 quick tips that won’t make you go, “Ugh, I wasted another…

A Single Person’s Guide to Valentine’s Day

The smell of a Cadbury’s Dairy Milk bar follows you home like a cigarette you haven’t smoked. Anatomically incorrect hearts dance about the streets. You try to ignore them, but they know what avoidance smells like, and you stink. It’s…

A Charming Disaster of a Musical: “The Chokey: Danny DeVito’s Witch Child”

As darkness fell on Astra Hall, the soothing words of Danny DeVito calmed the audience with his theatre safety announcement. What would follow was a night of song, dance, chaos, disaster and an all-round glorious mess of a musical.  If…

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…

Dublin Collective Performs Short Plays Festival

Dublin’s arts scene needs no introduction. Whether it’s your favourite live musician at a local pub or the Dublin Fringe Festival, talents are aplenty here. In recent years, various production companies have been established to showcase a refreshing pool of…

The Ramifications of RTÉ’S 2019 Financial Crisis

Earlier this month, Ireland’s national broadcaster announced that it was to reduce its expenditure by €60 million over the next 3 years. It intends on cutting the company’s top 10 presenters’ salaries by 15% while the Executive Board’s pay will…

Review: Derek Jarman- PROTEST!

As someone who made their way to the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) on 14 November, one would not expect to walk into an exhibition that truly captured the essence behind the great multi-disciplined artist Derek Jarman.  Described as…

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,…