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Bringing the Heart of India to UCD: Diwali

Unknown to many, India has a very diverse populace, with people from different states of the country having their own unique, albeit similar, cultures. But Diwali (also known as Deepavali), the festival of lights, unites the country as well as…

‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’ Author Visits UCD Litsoc

Heather Morris, author of ‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’ visited Belfield campus on Friday the 25th October, in conjunction with UCD’s English and Literary Society (Litsoc), as part of her international book tour for her recently released book, ‘Cilka’s Journey’.  The…

Food review: Chez Max, Baggot Street

★ ★ ★ ★  € € € € Nestled cutely on Baggot Street, Chez Max oozes with Parisian style and class. Patrons may well stop by for a coffee without even realising the fantastic restaurant that also lies within. The…

The Casual Herbivore: What a plant-based diet does to your body

With students skipping schools to organise climate strikes and millions of people pulling their weight towards saving the environment, there has never been a better time to bring plant-based diets in the limelight.  Back in the day, we staunch vegetarians…

Reviving the Art and Science of Gardening

This photo was taken at Gardens By The Bay, a stunning man-made garden in the Southeast Asian country of Singapore. If you look at the peacock’s plume, you see that it is composed of rows of purple-hued orchids, which also…

Review: Backstage Tour of the Abbey Theatre

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Recently, I was looking up some upcoming live theatre performances on the historic Abbey Theatre’s website. And that was when I discovered the Abbey’s best-kept secret – they conduct backstage tours for a quarter of…

Review: Pi Pizza

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ € € By now, most of the Dubs reading this will have ventured to Pi. This new pizzeria has taken the city by storm, and has won many accolades. For those who still haven’t had…

Celery Juice in the Mornings: Yay or Nay?

Recently, the trend of drinking fresh celery juice in the morning took the world by storm. YouTubers, health bloggers and even celebrities joined the bandwagon – it was seen that the hashtag #celeryjuice garnered more than a 100, 000 posts…

The Importance of Saying No

“No’ – the stuff of nightmares. I often wonder how this word, one of the simplest words we first learn, can be the hardest to say.  The advice we’re often given, that ‘we shouldn’t be afraid of using it’ is…

Brewed Awakening: The Science of Espresso

Espresso is the pinnacle of all coffee drinks and is the basis for almost every recipe. In all third-wave coffee shops (shops which use only the highest quality beans), espresso extraction is a precise and consistent process. But before we…

Freshers Guide to Dublin: Things You Cannot Miss

When I arrived in Dublin 2 years ago, I was told that the number one place to visit is the Temple Bar. It’s been two trips around the sun, and I still haven’t popped into the pub for a pint,…

Ways to Kill Time in UCD

Walking into the sprawling UCD campus can be daunting for newcomers, especially when bombarded with countless ongoing and upcoming events. Where does one start? Here are some things you should do to make the most of your time at UCD!…