When home is 3000 miles away

The lonely times in College through the eyes of an international student

Life as an international student is great. New country, new culture, new friends. However, as someone who would identify as an “extroverted homebody,” as good as it can be to leave home and start my life elsewhere, it is hard

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

A frightening reminder of the past

Navika Mehta discusses the similarities between “India’s Daughter” and the Belfast rape trial victim

Content Warning: Sexual Assault

Wednesday afternoon, after finally submitting my essays last minute, I checked my phone and the first thing I saw, was a notification from Irish Times. It said: “Four cleared of all charges in Belfast rape trial.” …

The radicalisation of TCDSU

The dynamic between the College and TCDSU has permanently shifted

Trinity’s beginning to catch up with the rest of the student-political world. On Monday March 5, several hundred students protested a meeting of the College’s Finance Committee, and made enough noise that the Vice-Provost had to come out and speak

The invisible men

College needs to start taking LGBT survivors of sexual violence seriously

When I was a student at Trinity, campus life was dominated by two trends in activism: LGBT rights and consent. Both of these movements had already seen some stunning successes: the victory of the Yes Equality campaign for the former,

The illusion of an ethical choice

“Ethical” consumption is not going to change the world – direct, collective action is needed

In January, France was taken aback by the infamous “Nutella riots”. Because of a 75% discount on one kilogram jars, several French hypermarkets were packed by crowds that turned out to be as erratic as Dubliners trying to buy bread

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