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More is on trial than rugby players

Alumni Cookie Policy Staff Advertising Archive About Contact Trinity News | Ireland’s Oldest Student Paper Home News Features Comment SciTech Sport Multimedia Editorial Blog Archive TN2 More is on trial than rugby players “The law reflects the norms of society and is up for debate. It is my right and yours to express disgust with how it is carried out.”

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The media circus that has taken place during and after the trial of the now infamous Northern Irish rugby stars has been costly. Though it was the rugby players that were officially on trial, the young

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So many people in Trinity have stories like mine

The era of silence and shame is over – it’s time to get loud, and it’s time to get furious

Content Warning: sexual assault

I come from a place where sexual assault is prevalent, but where justice for its victims isn’t uncommon either. Coming to Trinity shocked me, because when I realised that there was no discourse going on, I

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Voluntourism shouldn’t be for everyone

Too many people see volunteering opportunities abroad as a free holiday

Last summer, I spent about two months volunteering on a project in Vietnam. It was an incredible experience. There were around twenty of us from all across the globe doing the project together. We all got along well, but very

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Pro-life to pro-choice: confessions from a convert

On July 4, 2015 I attended the Rally for Life in Dublin. This September 30 I will be attending my first March for Choice.

I was working as a research assistant in College the summer after my first year. I saw the Rally for Life posters every day on my route to and from work but hadn’t seriously considered attending until the day of

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Why do you care that I don’t want to have sex?

“[I want] be in social circles where that doesn’t matter; where we can share stories of doing it or not doing it and not worry about how we’ll look as a result”

On Valentine’s Day, I visited the doctor. He examined me to find that clamminess, tiredness, irregular discharge and glandular swelling could all point towards an STD. The following conversation occurred:

Him: “Is their any chance you have an STD?”

Me:

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