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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…

Student Stories: Going It Alone

Gandalf will always claim he didn’t do anything that sent Bilbo on his adventures, other than give him a little nudge out of the door. Which is true, in a way. I’d like to think I gave myself more than…

COMMENT: Why are we Prosecuting this Innocent Recipient of Child Pornography?

While scrolling through my emails the other day, an Irish Times headline caught my eye – “Woman prosecuted for child porn she innocently received on WhatsApp.” Innocent is not usually a word used in conviction headlines so with my interest…

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…

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…

Who Cares About the Student Union Anyway?

An epidemic of ambivalence has spread throughout UCD campus over the last few years, with UCD students feeling completely .disengaged with their Student Union. Very few people vote in SU elections, and participation in SU events is wildly variable, with…

Small Socs! The Politics & International Relations Society (PolSoc)

Today’s Small-Soc’s piece takes a look at the UCD Politics and International Relations Society (PolSoc). Founded in 2016, PolSoc is one of the university’s fastest growing societies with an ever-increasing membership already having reached 400+ members. Aiming to provide an…

Let’s Talk About Sex Baby! Navigating Contraception in 2019

Various forms of contraception are now more accessible in Ireland than ever before, and yet for many it remains difficult to find what works best for them. When it comes to contraceptive devices, one size most certainly does not fit…

30 Proud Years of College Tribune: Our Complete Anniversary Spread

Where it all began… The College Tribune has come a long way since it’s inception in 1989. The day-to-day running of the paper would certainly be unrecognisable to those involved 30 years ago, with a rich history of progression over…

Food Review: The Well St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin

★ ★ ★ ★ € € € The Well is more than a well-situated watering hole; hidden inside is one of Dublin’s best pizzas. Given its location just off Grafton Street and facing Stephen’s Green, you may be forgiven if…