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Editorial: Time to Say Goodbye

So we’ve come to the end of another academic year here in UCD and what a year it has been. Who would have guessed we’d have impeached Katie Ascough before America impeached Donald Trump? More importantly who would have guessed…

Film In Review: Isle of Dogs

Wes Anderson’s latest stop-motion is an absolute overflow of his extremely unique filmmaking style and creative eye. In fact, it so carefully toes the line between effective and overdone, but it manages to work wonderfully. Isle of Dogs is a…

Mental Health Awareness Week Comes to Campus

Mental Health Awareness Week is taking place from Monday 9th of April to Thursday 12th of April. The designation of a week to the promotion of mental health awareness is done with the aims of educating students and staff about…

The Advent of Virtual Reality Psychological Assessment

Virtual Reality (VR) is something everyone has at least heard about, if not actually used. It’s an advanced form of human-computer interaction in which 3D computer-generated images are presented to each eye, via a Head Mounted Display (HMD). This creates…

In The Loop

De-Extinction Revival : Extinction, the termination of a particular species, something we expect cannot be reversed. However it seems scientists are already on their way to resurrecting the species we thought we would never see again. Science Gallery Dublin are…

Where Have All The Activists Gone?

The students, united, will never be defeated. The rallying cry of the Take Back Trinity campaign protesters bellows around the hallowed front square of Trinity College Dublin. The ever-present groups of tourists are, for once, not the first thing you…

The Multi-Party Actions Bill 2017

Ireland lacks a simple way for litigants to bring combined actions. Following the tracker mortgage scandal last year, there has been another attempt to pave the way for multi-party actions (MPAs). Based on the Law Reform Commission’s 2005 Multi-Party Litigation…

Building and Planning Roundup

Residences Masterplan UCD is pressing ahead to begin work on its Residences Masterplan which will add hundreds of student beds to the campus. An Bord Pleanala granted permission for Phases 1 and 2 of the Masterplan in January, subject to…

First Part of SASR Nearing Completion

The first part of the Student and Academic Services Review (SASR) is nearing completion. The SASR is the first major survey of UCD’s support services since 2005. It is being carried out by the SASR Steering Group, chaired by Mark…

An Interview With: DJ Deece

Niall D’Arcy is probably the first name down on the team sheet for any Irish festival promoter. Better known as DJ Deece, he’s been a mainstay on the summer circuit for years now. With bigger rooms, later set times and…

UCDSU Final Election Results

In a long count which last over 13 hours, a new UCDSU Sabbatical team has been elected for 2018/2019. It was a long day with several recounts but eventually a new team was elected with some of the races coming…

Barry Murphy Re-Elected as UCDSU President

Barry Murphy has been re-elected as UCDSU President. The incumbent overcame five challengers and will now stay in his role until June 2019. The total valid poll in the Presidential race was 3,807, up from 3,237 votes cast last year….