Examining the art of drama

Youss Koudri isn’t stressed for exams right now. Koudri is too busy in rehearsals. It’s not that he’s ignoring his college work. In fact, this is his college work. Watching from the corner of the rehearsal room, he is one of the Senior Freshman Drama Studies students producing their ensemble piece “Big Love”.   Running […]

My experience as… an Erasmus student

Upon receiving my Leaving Cert results, I spent some time reflecting on the precariousness of what constitutes a “success” in these exams. I eventually came to the conclusion that the success I achieved in my results rested entirely on the fulfillment of certain conditions, both long-term and short. Much like that gloriously recurring biology experiment […]

PrEP: Ireland’s issues with the anti-HIV pill

PrEP stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis. It is a drug that can be taken orally once a day by HIV-negative people at high risk of contracting HIV. It is mainly aimed at men who have sex with men, trans people who have sex with men, injecting drug users and sex workers. It is sold under the […]

The society without a home: DU Dance

After successfully hosting the dance intervarsity competition last year,  Dublin University Dance Society set out from Michaelmas to grow and build upon this success, both as a society generally and competitively at the annual intervarsity. However the year got off to an unexpected, rocky start for the society. With the renovation of Regent House and […]

How the sunshine might make me fail my exams

It’s 2pm on a Wednesday afternoon. You’re struggling through assignments, pondering the revision you ought to have started, or really any sort of work that a responsible college student would be doing at this time of year. Your phone lights up as a message appears in the group chat: “Pav, anyone?” About time. Like a […]

Jailbreak: an experience 

    It’s rare that you find yourself in a 24hr McDonalds in Amsterdam debating whether to get a bus to Vienna, but this is exactly the type of situation the Irish Jailbreak race creates. Participating in Jailbreak sounds exhausting—but, equally, exhilarating. For the past five years, in teams of two, students have raced across […]

In praise of the summer staycation

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 Trump could never be elected. While the danger of a student visa programme ending pales […]

The Microwave of 4017

  Deep in the bowels of the Arts Block, a war wages. A battle of rights. A need for freedom and justice : the fight for readily available electromagnetic radiation for our leftovers.   In an effort to increase student spaces across the Trinity Campus, Room 4017 was allocated on a 1 year trial basis […]

Smuggler’s Soul: the shocking story of Veerapaan

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 – surprise, curiosity, disappointment, anger and sadness. I was surprised to see a familiar name, a […]

A Letter to my Sixth Year Self

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 for the next few years of your life. I know your heart is set […]

Editors





Niamh Lynch
news@trinitynews.ie
Kelly McGlynn
features@trinitynews.ie
Michael Foley
comment@trinitynews.ie
Katarzyna Siewierska
scitech@trinitynews.ie
Clare McCarthy
sport@trinitynews.ie

Illustration

Aisling Crabbe
Natalia Duda
Sarah Morel
Mike Dolan
John Tierney
Naoise Dolan
Sarah Larragy
Mubbashir Ali Sultan
Nadia Bertaud
Daniel Tatlow

Photography

Kevin O'Rourke
Ines Niarchos
Huda Awan