The Righteous Anger of Protest

What do you think of when you think of protest? The theme of political discontent seems to be everywhere. Whether it’s Trump’s...

Head to Head: Should we ban private schools?

YES by Sara Rafter Education plays a vital role in shaping the values and attitudes of young people. Students...

Does sports punditry have a racism problem?

Among the excitement surrounding the Rugby World Cup and Ireland’s inevitable quarter final exit, there has been a significant revival in the...

Head to Head: Is the CAO a good system for deciding university admissions?

YES by Manasa Bramhanya Education can be defined in simple words as the process of acquiring knowledge, skills,...

UCD is watching the world burn and pretending to care.

Looking around campus in the weeks after freshers week is always haunting. Campus seems to die down. It goes from a bustling...

The Ignoble Prize

“The Nobel Prize should finally be abolished.” These words were spoken five years ago by the 2019 Winner of the Nobel Prize...

You have to be red to be green.

People involved in the current wave of climate activism, from Extinction Rebellion (XR) to the many admirers of Greta Thunberg, to the Green...

Should we be friends with bad people?

The internet has been up in arms recently over photos of former President, George W. Bush, and talk show host and national...

Is there anything to be said for having another sabbatical term?

During the last two years UCDSU had it’s first taste for a while of having sabbatical officers with experience as sabbatical officers,...

Are Societies that didn’t participate in the Climate Strike “Scabs”?

YES by Garrett Kennedy Societies are a good thing. Having the chance to meet interesting people with whom you...

Deeks’s new office symptomatic of callous spending

Last April it was revealed by the Irish Times that UCD president Andrew Deeks’ new office in Ardmore house, which was set...

A Love Island Divided?

Katie McCormick discusses whether many people's dismissals of Love Island have routes in bigotry.

Head to Head: Should students have mandatory subjects outside their majors?

Yes by Garrett Kennedy There are two reasons people normally give for why a university education is valuable. One...

Should we listen to what experts say on fields outside their area of expertise?

With the problem of fake news and the amount of experts holding wacky opinions, Clodagh Healy discusses whether we ought to exercise caution in who we listen to on different subjects.