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Opinion: Modernity has become Individualistic – Coronavirus Allows us to Change

Our lives have changed in the last two weeks. COVID-19 started as a far-away problem, something we felt completely and utterly far removed from as we continued to live our lives, as usual. College, lectures and coffees on campus with…

Returning to College in my 40s

Through a series of unexpected, life altering events, I found myself embarking on a post grad in UCD. My name is Rachel and I am a forty-year-old student. I found myself in a precarious situation at the end of Summer…

I can’t afford a coffee on campus, can you?

The time is 8:50am and you’re just about to head into the dreaded 9am lecture that you have pulled yourself out of slumber for. When the scent of fresh coffee beans and pastries catches your attention. What else could be…

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…

Opinion: Sex-Ed In Need Of Radical Reform

With the stage adaptation of Louise O’Neill’s sensational novel “Asking For It” (2016) currently being staged in the Gaiety Theatre, let’s address the relationship existing between sex and the psyche, particularly when it comes to young Irish students. “Asking For…

Opinion: UCD Has A Problem With Apathy

UCD has a problem with student apathy. Moreover, this highly pervasive problem is affecting some of the core and essential pillars to university life: societies, UCDSU, academia, socialising etc. etc.  The biggest threat to the student’s experience of university today,…

Opinion: Faux Moral Outrage Will Not Save The Amazon

‘The Lungs of Our World Are Burning’, a common phrase uttered by many in the recent media coverage of the Amazon fires, would have one believe that we inherited the Earth as it is and that the Amazon was our…

Opinion: You don’t have an Anxiety Disorder (Probably)

In order to qualify for a diagnosis of an anxiety disorder, there are several criteria that must be met according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. One of the main criteria is irrational and excessive levels of stress and worry…

Opinion: We Deserve Better Than UCDSU’s Project 392 Mental Health Campaign

CW: Mental Illness, Suicide   392: It’s the number of suicides the Central Statistics Office recorded for 2017 in Ireland. UCD students have probably had enough of seeing this number, on black posters plastered across campus or posted ominously on…

The Student Levy: Another Slap In The Face Of Every Student

Every year around Christmas, Dublin’s Grafton Street becomes the venue for a monster busking session by a number of high-profile Irish musicians, usually including the likes of Bono and Glen Hansard, with a view of raising much-needed money for Irish…

OPINION: What We Should Take From The Consent App Story

On Monday, The UCD School of Computer Science apologised for an email that was forwarded to all Stage three Computer Science students from a UCD Medical Student searching for an app developer for his app ‘Consent’. The story was picked…