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A Critical Review of Coney Barret's Nomination to SCOTUS

On Saturday US president Donald Trump announced Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee for the next US Supreme Court judge. The nomination follows the death of liberal stalwart, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on September 18th after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. Respect was paid from all sides to the late “titan of the law” who had amassed somewhat of a cult following in recent years. Left-wing grief over the passing of an icon soon turned to dismay however as Trump announced her replacement a week later, in the form of the rigidly conservative judge.

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SOUTH AFRICA ON NETFLIX

Earlier this year, the Chief content officer of Netflix, Ted Sarandos, and a team of executives traveled across the African continent. They met with local creatives to expand Netflix into areas with remarkable talent that has not been fully exploited. Through this journey, Netflix was able to bring to its audience two great South African series; Blood&Water and Queen Sono.

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Money For Nothing

As I sat in the newly arranged clubhouse student bar in UCD, over what must be called a substantial meal, and a pint of cheap lager, I reminisced about how nice it was to be back on campus, but couldn’t shake the feeling of being out of place. Maybe it was because we were the only ones there or simply because we yearned for a time pre COVID. The last time I’d seen friends from college was March 13th, the Friday before spring break. The time spent in the interim was mostly spent with my family or doing Zoom quizzes. Needless to say, everyone was in the same boat, the only thing getting us through was “by September everything will have cleared up.” In hindsight we were very wrong and overly optimistic. Students from around the country and across most of the world were presented with the bleak reality of online lectures for Semester One at least. Certainly, in the case of my university, there was no clear plan from the beginning, from either the faculty of the Student Union.

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