“Hate the housing crisis with all my heart”: Students affected by the housing crisis

With the discussion on the housing crisis, it can be easy to forget the people behind the numbers

Discussions and debates on housing and homelessness have been widespread on campus in the last few weeks. From a visit by Fianna Fáil’s leader, Micheál Martin, to the 3,000 person student-led march last week, to an urgent housing-related

A secularised state

Following the abortion referendum, Ireland seeks to take another step towards secularisation in the removal of the blasphemy law

On June 12, 2018, it was announced by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, that the Irish government had approved a referendum on the blasphemy provision in the Irish Constitution. Flanagan described this as an “important step” for

EMS: Engineering, maths and sexism

An insight into the subtleties of sexism found in Trinity’s STEM departments

Usually, when one thinks of sexism in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM), one might think of Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell being overlooked for the Nobel Prize, or the joke about Francis Bacon’s sister being behind his work, or Hedy

That’s my bag!

While students relax around campus, many forget the dangers of theft and criminality

Crime coverage never ceases to engage. Omnipresent in Irish media for the last three years is the ongoing Hutch-Kinahan gang feud. Since 2015, the battle has preoccupied the public conscious, brought into particular focus two years ago when numerous gangland

Trinity’s academic freedom fighters

How Trinity students can help scholars wrongfully convicted worldwide

The right to speak out and publicise what one believes in is essentially a privilege. Even within democratic countries, there are varying levels of this freedom. Journalists are often targeted by their states and attacked for speaking up. Not only

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