Head of the Union

On an overcast Wednesday morning in the Arts Building, I set out to talk to Trinity’s Students’ Union President in his preparation for the March for Education. Luckily, he was not hard to find. Towering above the swarms of students in the concourse, I caught him just as he greeted a group of first year […]

Blood is thicker than water

About one in four people will require a blood transfusion at some point in their lives. Over a 1,000 Irish people receive blood transfusions every week and approximately 70,000 patients will have blood transfusions by this year’s end. Constant campaigns remind us that supplies in hospitals are always running low. Because different medical circumstances require […]

Ireland doesn’t want me to be a nurse

There is a consensus that to be in third level education, one does not necessarily need to have a vocation for their specific course. For most of us, our time in college and earning your degree is a matter of making friends, balancing a job and degree and getting through it all. Arguably, there are […]

Don’t let the bedbugs bite

Going to another country as an au pair is something that has always been on my bucket list. So last summer, after saying goodbye to my parents and promising that I will call them every night before bed, I travelled to Rome for the very first time. My first night felt surreal. There were a […]

Alice the Rebel

Evan Sunderland is a storyteller. Sitting in a corner of a tea room in Fade Street, his black hoodie and dark-rimmed glasses were in sharp contrast with the pink and white china tea set on the table in front of him. He looked incongruous in this environment and yet, funnily enough, the scene is perfect. […]

Forgive me Father, for I have sinned

Walking into a church always carries with it the risk of immolation. At least for me. Consecrated bread has never touched my lips. I’ve never been baptised, nor have I made my Confirmation. While my family were devout Roman Catholics, my parents broke away from the church and decided I should decide my faith for […]

The success and scandal of Uber

“Patience is a virtue.” The age-old mantra loses its relevance in this era – an era christened that of the “Instant Gratification Economy”. In these modern and technological times, almost anything can be assessed, perused and ordered through a single tap of a screen. Talking to other humans to confirm an order is replaced by […]

Kissing around the globe

In the year 1979, the German Democratic Republic celebrated its thirtieth anniversary. While the festivities and commemorations were underway amongst politicians and public figures, an alert photographer snapped what has since become an iconic photograph of Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and East German President Erich Honecker sharing a passionate “fraternal kiss”. This striking and provocative […]

“But I’m not here for love”

“Sugaring” is an interesting neologism. Conjuring images of confectionary and added frosting, the sticky term has a secondary implication of persuasion or seduction. Amateur linguistics aside, the term is becoming increasingly common, appearing in several recent stories about the rise of students supplementing their incomes by working as “sugar babies”. Many of these students use […]

Drag culture in Ireland

Drag finds itself in new bloom as wider recognition of the art form, partly due to the popularity of hit shows like RuPaul’s Drag Race, has brought it to the forefront of pop culture. The very practice of drag creates a fertile space not only for exhilarating performances but for the exploration of the making […]

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