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Universities demand crackdown on ‘essay mills’

Academic plagiarism is once again in the spotlight, as 46 university officials in the United Kingdom have written to the UK Secretary of State for Education calling for a ban on companies offering written-to-order essays.

The University Observer View: Embattled Deeks will have little space to maneuver after Common Room campaign

Already, we have reached Week 5 of this semester, and as the countdown to the closure of the UCD...

Out of the test-tube and into the frying pan: the ‘clean meat’ revolution

Meat cultured through the manipulation and proliferation of stem-cell colonies may sound like something taken straight from the pages...

Octopuses on MDMA

Can you make an Octopus dance? A recent study published by Biology Current has concluded that you can. The...

Has the Education Plan passed the test?

"To provide the best education system in Europe". This is the ambition of the Department of Education's Statement of...

Uighur Muslims face religious persecution in Western China

Uighur Muslims are an ethnic and religious minority who are indigenous to Xinjiang, an autonomous region in northwest China. Xinjiang declared independence in the...

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Rejoice, for your true lord on high has returned for another issue of this drivel, known as “student journalism”. Well, well, with all the...

Anti-Doping Agency, not Anti-Doping Authority.

In 2015, the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) banned its Russian subsidiary, Russian Anti-Doping Agency(RUSADA), from all WADA official duties amid investigations into non-compliance and...

The state of the GAA nation 2018

On 19th August, Limerick ended 45 years of hurt as their inspirational centre-back Declan Hannon lifted the Liam MacCarthy Cup for the Treatymen for...
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Has the Education Plan passed the test?

"To provide the best education system in Europe". This is the ambition of the Department of Education's Statement of Strategy and Action Plan 2016...

Turning the blue county green in UCD.

Tackling climate change is the communal responsibility of everyone on this planet. From the children on the Green Committee recycling milk cartons to the...

Maintaining ties with alumni

The Union of Students in Ireland have reported that that there has been a 2% increase of student numbers year on year, which will...

Is the MSM ban on blood still justified?

In the mid-1980s the AIDS crisis was sweeping the globe and causing widespread panic. AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), a condition which causes the...

Should STEM make room for the arts?

The relevance of arts in society has always been a controversial debate and in the height of many pressing issues, the debate continues. With...

“Have you a minute?” Engaging with self-esteem

With social media playing a major role in our day-to-day lives and the number of men engaging with questions of self-esteem, Dylan O’Neill investigates...

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Race for the Áras 2018

After a colourful cast of characters declared interest in running for the office of the President, ranging from burlesque dancer tuned Marilyn Monroe impersonator Sarah Louise Mulligan to Kevin Sharkey, who dreamed of Famine...

Sport

The students are on the march! Again….

The 14th of September 2018 will go down in the annals of UCD AFC’s proud League of Ireland history. Led by the tactically astute...

Anti-Doping Agency, not Anti-Doping Authority.

In 2015, the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) banned its Russian subsidiary, Russian Anti-Doping Agency(RUSADA), from all WADA official duties amid investigations into non-compliance and...

The state of the GAA nation 2018

On 19th August, Limerick ended 45 years of hurt as their inspirational centre-back Declan Hannon lifted the Liam MacCarthy Cup for the Treatymen for...

Club Focus; Athletics running the good race

UCD Athletics Club is one of the most successful sports clubs in the history of the UCD. Aside from the numerous individual and team...

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Magheracloone get that sinking feeling Magheracloone Mitchells, the Monaghan club most well known for producing all star corner forward Tommy Freeman and the talismanic Niamh...

Out of the test-tube and into the frying pan: the ‘clean...

Meat cultured through the manipulation and proliferation of stem-cell colonies may sound like something taken straight from the pages of a 1950s sci-fi magazine,...

Octopuses on MDMA

Can you make an Octopus dance? A recent study published by Biology Current has concluded that you can. The study suggests that the impacts...

Electroceuticals: fad or future?

Digital medicine is far from a new concept. In 1745, the Leyden phial, a jar used to store electric charge, passed an “electrical fire”...

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An t-Eagarthóir Gaeilge – Mo fhadhb leis an teanga

Tá fadhb mhór agam leis an gcuraclam iarbhunscoile sa tír seo ó thaobh na Gaeilge de. Ní argóint nua é seo, ach tá sé...

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Uighur Muslims face religious persecution in Western China

Uighur Muslims are an ethnic and religious minority who are indigenous to Xinjiang, an autonomous region in northwest China. Xinjiang declared independence in the...

Reaching for the stars, Comcast falls for the Sky

As Comcast sees own shares drop after historic buy of Sky shares, Claudia Dalby discusses the result of the Sky auction and the high price of our attention.

Breaking News: You don’t need a business degree to do a business internship!

Rosetrell Felipe inspects the internships available to students, both at undergraduate and graduate level and what benefit they serve.

Uighur Muslims face religious persecution in Western China

Uighur Muslims are an ethnic and religious minority who are indigenous to Xinjiang, an autonomous region in northwest China. Xinjiang declared independence in the...

Diversity in philosophy

“What does a philosopher look like?” I have asked this question to a few students, friends, and family members. The answers included "depressed", a person...
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‘Free, Safe, Legal’ – Large crowds turn out at March for Choice

Saturday’s March for Choice attracted significant crowds in Dublin’s city centre, in an event that celebrated the success of the Together4Yes campaign in this...

The Good Place: Where do we go from here?

The Good Place returns for its third series. William Higgins tells us what can we expect — philosophically — from its new run?    On 27...

Ploughing 2018: The annual pilgrimage

Despite the wrath of Storm Ali, which lead to the cancellation of the most popular day at this year’s Ploughing due to unsafe weather...

McCain Passing: A signal of the death of bipartisanship?

During the final year of John McCain’s life, he became something of a hero to the #Resistance. His personal feud with current President Donald...

The 8th Amendment: Tracking the progress of the referendum result from repeal to high court appeals

The Supreme Court has cleared the path for legislation on abortion to be brought in. By refusing to hear the appeal of applicant Ms....

Ethical Framework of the Month

Welcome to your Ethical Framework of the Month, where in every issue we give you a new moral apparatus to order your life around....

Unpacking the Viganò Letter

As Pope Francis was finishing his trip to Ireland in August, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò released a letter claiming that the Pope knew about...

An Interview with Kevin Quinn of StagsandHens.ie

Ciarán Busby interviews the one and only Kevin Quinn of HenandStagSligo.ie Can you tell us about yourself and how you got to where you are...

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