In praise of the summer staycation

Andrew Connolly argues that for many, spending the summer in Ireland is the best option

Casting my mind back to the more innocent time of September 2015, I recall friends worrying about comments by Donald Trump on his plans to end the J1 programme. At the time, our worries were tempered by the belief that

Smuggler’s Soul: the shocking story of Veerapaan

Navika Mehta writes about how Lush are subtly propagating the story of Veerappan, the sandalwood smuggler

On a random visit to the Lush store near college, continuing a light-hearted conversation with my friend, I entered the store. I had never imagined that as I walked out, my mind would be in a whirlwind of emotions – …

A Letter to my Sixth Year Self

Once intimidated by the prospect of a Trinity education, a student writes a letter to their younger self, addressing some of the stigma surrounding attending Trinity

Dear Sixth Year Me,

I know you’re terrified. With mock exams, sraithpictúirs and debs’ dresses, you have enough going on without the added pressure of trying to choose which university and which subject will become the centre of your universe

My experience as… A Mature Student

Maia Mathieu is a “mature” BESS student in her Junior Freshman year, an Anglo-Irish-Canadian feminist and writer based in County Meath. She speaks about experiencing College as a mature student

First things first: I feel far more comfortable when I use ironic quotation marks around the term in question. I’m a “mature” student a non-traditional student. I didn’t get my poop in a group enough to go to university

Building a world-class business school post-Brexit

Professor Andrew Burke, Dean of the Trinity School of Business, discusses plans for the new school, the importance of teaching ethics in business, and how the government can help Trinity benefit from Brexit

Andrew Burke is the Dean of the Trinity Business School in exciting and challenging times. With the imminent construction of a new €70m on-campus building for the school, and the onset of Brexit, with the inherent challenges and opportunities that

Views from House Six: Ethnic Minorities Officer

Newly elected to the Students’ Union, Ethnic Minorities Officer Dipo Adebisi outlines the challenges those from ethnic minority groups face within Trinity and the changes he hopes to bring about


Dipo Adebisi, a Senior Freshman Engineer originally from Nigeria, proposed the creation of of Ethnic Minorities Part Time Officer (PTO) at the SU Council earlier this year. Then, after the motion was passed, Adebisi successfully ran for this position. When …

The life and legacy of Barbara Castle

How British MP Barbara Castle thrived in a male dominated sphere and was instrumental in the fight for gender equality

International Women’s Day was celebrated this a few weeks ago and it seemed only fitting to ask ourselves about the great women leaders of the past, for inspiration for the future, and to see what we can aspire to today.

Alternative Study Spots

Bored of the Berkeley? As exam season looms ahead, it’s worth considering the benefits of expanding your revision horizons beyond your usual spot. If all the plug sockets in the world can’t motivate you to hit the lib, then perhaps a change of scene is what you need

Accents, Stephen Street Lower

“It’s great for people-watching and there’s no pressure on any customer to vacate their sofa spot – not even for a die-hard hipster.”

Sure, it’s no longer a secret hipster haven, but the sofas are wonderfully …