Take Back Trinity: a radical reminder

The movement was the most pivotal event in the last few years in Trinity

On an overcast morning in March, Provost Patrick Prendergast announced the introduction of a €450 supplemental examination fee. Trinity’s student populace had faced an endless list of issues with the university’s officials as it stood, but it was this event

An ode to the sesh

A very short history of a beloved tradition

The “sesh”, as we call it today, has been the cornerstone of Irish student culture for centuries. “Sesh” is an abbreviation for “session” and the term simply relates to drinking alcohol and having fun. Although the sesh that we know

How do vegans survive in Dublin?

What costs and challenges do Trinity’s vegan students face?

“How can you tell if someone is vegan? They’ll tell you.” So goes the popular joke. Unfortunately, in some social circles, the word vegan or vegetarian is met with an eye roll and a preconceived notion of hippie liberals. The

Rainbow-washing: the corporatisation of queer representation

An examination of corporate interests and their effects on LGBT individuals, both helpful and harmful

In recent years, there has been an increase in content and products presented by corporations targeting the LGBT community. Brands like H&M, Nike, Converse, Primark, Urban Outfitters, and more, all produce and widely advertise their “Pride collections” from the end

Shaking up your diet

Between college assignments, hectic social schedules, and working to pay for it all, who can afford the time to eat?

Whether you agree with the French and view food as pleasure and indulgence or prefer the functional American view of carbs as calories, there can be no denying food’s centrality to our lives. For many, however, it can also be

Breaking the story

Pursuing the truth is a daunting task, but journalists through the ages have shown results for their grit and persistence

The first damning article appeared on the New York Times on June 13, 1971. The headline read, “Vietnam Archive: Pentagon Study Traces Three Decades of Growing US Involvement.” It revealed that The New York Times is in possession of pages

The not-so-secret life of bees

Jessica Gorman discusses what it takes to look after our favorite pollinator

Honey. It’s golden and delicious; drizzled on toast, poured over porridge or even spooned into green tea, but where does it come from? Bees of course! We’ve all known this since we were very small, but how often do we

Coordinating our compassion

Incoming president Jack Natin explains that the new database is just one of the many ways VDP is taking social justice to another level

Trinity’s own St. Vincent de Paul society, or VDP, is the biggest society on campus. According to the Central Societies Committee it is also the best, having won this years awards for both Best Large Society and Best Overall Society.

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