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The Dangers of Cambridge Analytica & Why Ireland Should Be Concerned

The news that broke this week about data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica and their massive acquisition of Facebook user data is concerning to say the least. Facebook and many of the other companies involved in the mass collection of personal…

UCD-Fitzcycles.ie Riders Take Podium Places in Boyne GP

The recent snow may have wreaked havoc on the start of the Irish cycling season but that didn’t stop UCD-Fitzcycles.ie riders from making their mark early in the 2018 road racing season. Due to the uncharacteristically heavy snow that brought…

2ú Áit ag Cumann Gaelach UCD ag Ócáid Bhliantúil Ghlór na nGael

Is móreagraíocht Gaeilge í Glór na nGael, a dhíríonn ar thrí réimse oibre: forbairt na Gaeilge sa teaghlach, forbairt na Gaeilge i measc an phobail, agus forbairt na Gaeilge i measc grúpaí fiontraíochta agus gnó. Ag ócáid bhliantúil Ghlór na…

Tech In Review: Huawei P Smart

I began using the Huawei P Smart phone about a month ago. I have really enjoyed using it and it has many useful and exciting features, which you get to read about! To start, the design of the P Smart…

Two Top 50 Spots for UCD in QS Subject Rankings

UCD President Andrew Deeks used the release of the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018 to praise staff and call out the lack of higher education funding provided by the government. The QS World University Rankings by Subject has…

UCD’s CAO Figures Stable Despite Arts Changes

Changes to UCD’s Arts degree has had little impact on the demand for places in the new courses, according to provisional figures released by the CAO. The traditional DN500 Arts course has been changed into six different entries. DN520, a…

Stephen Hawking Remembered

In the early hours of March 14th, somewhere in a quiet corner of Cambridge, a very bright star went out. Aged 76, more than half a century longer than doctors expected him to live, Stephen William Hawking died peacefully in…

How To Capture the 8th Amendment

Abortion is not a photogenic subject. By photogenic, I mean ‘easy to picture’, ‘aesthetic’ or, at least, ‘eye-catching’. Actually, the first image that may come to your mind at the mention of ‘abortion’ is an ultrasound image of a foetus…

5 Songs That Will Launch You Into Springtime

If you’re like me then January and February were rough – pathetic fallacy is real and dangerous, folks. Even the double reading week is a bit of a curse when you have nothing to do for the whole fortnight except…

Niteline Pleased with Uptake Since Campus Return

Niteline, a listening and support service for students in several Irish institutions, is happy with the UCD uptake of the service following its return to campus. Aisling Curtis, Niteline Co-ordinator, told the Tribune there has been a ‘hugely positive response…

Editorial: Give Me An SU Candidate Who Actually Cares

Evidently Barry Murphy and Niall Torris didn’t read my last editorial about current SU sabbatical officers re-running which just shows you the power of the editorial. In fairness to Torris, nobody actually wanted to run for Graduate Officer. Barry on…

Welfare: Melissa Plunkett

Melissa Plunkett, a third year Midwifery student, is one of three candidates running for Welfare Officer. The UCDSU Mature Student Campaign Co-ordinator, who is also the ‘unofficial class rep’ in Midwifery, is using her 15 years of welfare experience and…