Features

What it means to be a hijabi in Trinity

An inside look at the experiences of hijabis in Trinity, and how to engage a meaningful, constructive discussion on Islamic feminism

The hijab, or “headscarf”, is one of the most misunderstood and contested pieces of clothing today. Veiling is a badge of faith and identity for people across many different religions and cultures. However, it is most commonly recognised as a

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1982: the year of the engineer

The 49 engineering students who put forward their candidacy for the 1982 TCDSU Presidential election reflect on their flirtation with student politics

The President is the highest office in Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU), and although some may consider the Ents Officer as having the most significant effect on their student lives, the President is the most influential student leader on …

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The end of blasphemy?

In the wake of the blasphemy referendum, are we living in a more secular, progressive society, or will this historically ineffectual law lead to an equally nonexistent impact?

On October 31, Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian, was acquitted by the Pakistani’s Supreme Court after spending eight years on death row following a conviction of blasphemy. Due to Pakistan’s strict blasphemy laws, when accused of defaming the Prophet Mohammed,

Life

Why are memes so ingrained in student culture?

With meme pages becoming an ever present staple in student’s lives, Milena Barnes examines why they are so popular

Much like the emergence of the Renaissance in 14th century Italy, a new art form has dawned on our millennial horizon: memes. From the enigmatic vine compilation that graces your Youtube recommendations, to a humble doug meme that imparts age-old