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The Social Psychological Explanation of Political Cleavages

A cleavage by definition implies a division. Within politics, divisions are overtly evident and are commonly a contentious area and stratified to a large degree. There are a number of explanations for why there are significant political cleavages in our…

Societies Spotlight: Interview With Nell Hensey of UCDTV

Nell Hensey is in her final year of studying English and Film, she has represented the country at international film festivals and this year she has graduated from the head of Arts and Culture in UCDTV to take the reins…

Criticising Keepin’ It Country

Imagine listening to the radio and hearing the host tell you that a fellow student had “fired the full CC of spunk into [named girl] from Kilkenny, inter-anally.” It’s a sentence that it simultaneously hilarious and horrifying, but language like…

Brazil’s Right-Wing Resurgance

For the first time since 1985 Brazilians have elected a far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro to the presidency. In a landslide victory of 58 million votes, Bolsonaro defeated left-wing candidates such as Fernando Heddad of the Workers’ Party (PT), shaking the…

Consent Column: Why Consent Isn’t Sexy

We’ve all seen the stickers and heard the mantra. Consent is sexy. It’s a terrible phrase with decidedly noble intentions. The main reason this is an awful phrase is that it implies there is sex with and without consent. There…

Societies Spotlight: Interview with Emily Ashmore of UCD Comedy Soc

As would be expected from someone who has her own stand-up comedy career, ComedySoc Auditor Emily Ashmore displays an easy-going confidence when talking about her society to the Tribune. ComedySoc which ranks amongst the smallest societies on campus with only…

House Debates: A Vital Part of An Increasingly Diverse Campus

The love of a good argument is as much a part of human nature as the desire to eat, sleep, and be happy. Words are powerful things, when delivered effectively they have the potential to shape our laws, societies, and…

The FBI and Black Identity Extremism

In a leaked 2017 report circulated among US police departments by the FBI’s Domestic Terrorism Analysis Unit, the newly fabricated designation of ‘Black Identity Extremist’ is slowly becoming an unsettling reality for those involved in the promotion of black civil…

Consent: More Than Just Tea

Consent at UCD ran its first event of the school year on October 2nd. While planning an event on campus is not usually done in a 24hr turnaround we are proud of our accomplishments and plan to make it a…

Societies Spotlight: Interview with Liam O’Dowd of St Vincent de Paul UCD

Liam O’Dowd is in his final year of studying Politics and Philosophy, while also taking on the role of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) UCD auditor. His journey from first year to now is a bit of a blur to…

UCD Societies: What You Need To Know

Did you know that in an average week in UCD there are approximately seven meetups with free tea, coffee and chats? That once a week you can get discounted screenings at the cinema and two thought-provoking debates with free pizza?…

Zee or Zed? The Question of Conflicting English Dialects

The English language is a multinational, multicultural language spanning centuries of war, colonialism and great social reform, and is now seen by many as the modern language of business. The question that inspired this article, is why an English-speaking nation…