Magnified societies: Tuning in with Trinity TV

“[…]it is not only desirable to have a handle on skills relating to producing media content, it is fast becoming necessary.”   Trinity TV (TTV) is a presence in college which deserves more recognition than it receives. For some students TTV is an elusive society, a mysterious entity you could miss in your four years […]

Embracing brunch

  Brunch is a favourite with both yummy mummys and hungover students alike. Some might view brunch as a classy affair, where one is well-presented and drinking mimosas. Students might be more accustomed to enjoying a good brunch after a heavier night while steering clear of further alcohol.   Personally, I think an appropriate brunch […]

My experience as… a student who doesn’t like going out

The pre-drinks were the best part, I tell everyone once again. And again, and again, until it stops becoming a coincidence. I sit myself down, take a deep breath and finally admit it: I am not, nor will I ever be, a “sesh moth”. Though it can seem antithetical to being a student to feel […]

The declining funding of Ireland’s higher education sector

In a world that sees conservative values dominating, along with the rising sentiment that students should pay for their education, Irish students are, in a sense, lucky, that over 90% of us attend institutions predominantly funded by the state. Unlike students in the UK or US, for example, we are not shouldered with tens of […]

The nitty-gritty of the Northern Irish elections

After months of controversy, the whirlwind political scandal “cash for ash” caused the collapse of the Northern Ireland Assembly. After ten years of power-sharing between the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and Sinn Féin, it was a botched energy scheme that caused a decade-long reign to go up in smoke. An election takes place today, March […]

Fossil fuel divestment and the re-birth of activism

  Fossil Free in Ireland   “Fossil Free is, in fact, an international activist group that is promoting worldwide divestment from fossil fuels.”   As liberals anxiously watch the world they so carefully constructed fall into the hands of those who wield the weapon of post-truth politics, a stark reality and a forever-changed political landscape […]

A glimpse at books of old

An Introduction to Early Printed Books   Getting to the Early Printed Books reading room can be a disorientating experience. In the foyer of the Berkeley it is easy for one’s eyes to skip over the sign while trotting into Iveagh Hall. So it was with a sense of anticipation and trepidation that I pushed […]

Life on the Campaign Team

  For many students, the days before the Student Union (SU) Elections all merge together into a flurry of delayed starts to lectures due to cheerful speeches, invitations to like Facebook pages of people donning brightly coloured t-shirts and the casual avoidance of those brandishing leaflets in various college buildings.   However, for a select […]

A left-handed Letter

The Arts students of Trinity have a case of discrimination on their hands. In an age of equal opportunities, many remain disadvantaged by the structure of lecture theatres and teaching rooms. A minority sadly underrepresented by the College are those born with the strange condition of left-handedness. Leaving the graphite smudges of school behind, I […]

Getting the best fresh start with Welfare First: Laura Grady, Welfare Candidate

Laura Grady is proud of many things. Her native Sligo, particularly since moving to Dublin for college; getting picked at 12 to play GAA in Croke Park and of course, Westlife. Grady’s participation in numerous campaigns like Body and Soul Week and her role as Volunteer Coordinator on the TCDSU’s Welfare Committee is another thing […]

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