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 […]

My experience 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 immediately following the traditional final year exams. In my case, high school was in the […]

Building a world-class business school post-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 come with it, in full swing, Professor Burke certainly has a lot on his plate. […]

Views from House Six: Ethnic Minorities Officer

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 speaking about the “myriad of issues” that ethnic minorities face within Trinity, it came to […]

The life and legacy of Barbara Castle

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. Barbara Castle was a British MP under the Wilson government. The choices she made affect […]

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