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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,…

Art in our Back Garden: UCD’s Sculpture Trail

From Wind and Water at the Upper Lake to the Tremor in O’Brien Centre for Science, we’ve all walked past them but never paid them any heed, other than snapping their photos when we first arrived at UCD as freshers…

Bringing Colour to Belfield: UCD Holi 2020

Most society-run events have had to be cancelled in light of COVID-19, but UCD Indian Society (IndSoc) barely escaped the closure, with their vibrant event Holi that took place on March 6th.  Holi is an ancient Hindu festival dating back…

Discovering My Working-Class Voice – On Accents In Poetry

When we think of the arts, we may think of the privileged, of those who can afford failure. This is the reality that working class children grow up with – while you might aspire to be a writer, realistically, bills…

Environmental Workshop Fosters Cross-Society Collaboration

Master of Public Administration in Development Practice student Charlotte Thumser organised a workshop titled ‘Connecting for the Future – Mainstreaming the SGDs at UCD’ on 17th February to explore the SDGs. UCD’s student societies, clubs and campaigns might all be…

“The Absolute State” Brings Real Irish Stories To Stage

Approaching the creation of a verbatim theatre piece for the first time, UCD student Luke Shanahan brings “The Absolute State” on stage on Saturday 29th February, at the Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin. In line with the characteristics of this…

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…