maxresdefaultIt’s RAG week at UCD and as such there is a spate of activity around campus. Amongst all the bustle there are several music gigs. It’s an alliterative Monday with Mark McCabe in the Palace nightclub, with Mundy and Mickey Joe Harte playing at DTwo. (Fun fact: Mickey Joe Harte won a TV singing contest that existed pre-X Factor). Thursday night sees The Strypes and The Academic take to the stage in the Opium Rooms, alongside the winner of the Battle of the Bands.

There are plenty of things to do on campus too. UCD Film Soc are holding several Star Wars screenings over the course of the week. Lit Soc are presenting a Poetry Slam on Tuesday in the Student Centre Atrium and on Thursday Belfield FM are teaming up with the Fashion Society to run a live Blind Date in the Student Bar. I literally have no idea what that entails but I am sure there will be good old fashioned cringey fun!

Ag Soc will be shaving and dying people’s hair in the Clubhouse on Wednesday, something which is always weirdly enjoyable to witness. If you like a more verbal form of entertainment check out L&H’s Intersoc Debate that same day in the Fitzgerald Chamber.

Finally there is an event entitled “Netflix and Chill” happening on Friday in a venue listed as TBC. Presumably this is not an orgy taking place in some random Belgrove apartment. I am very curious to know what this is, so please, someone, go along and check it out for me!

These events, and many, many more, are in aid of four charities: Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland, Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, the Peter McVerry Trust & funding for survivors of the Berkeley tragedy. Check out UCD SU’s Facebook page for full listings and times. So get in some early semester fun and help these worthy causes!

Una Power, Editor