Kissing around the globe

Alice Forbes explores the significance of a kiss in a variety of cultures.

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

“But I’m not here for love”

Ciaran Sunderland speaks with a former sugar baby attending Trinity and discovers the complicated working relationships involved.

“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

Drag culture in Ireland

As drag culture is increasingly in the spotlight, Michelle Nicolaou uncovers its history within 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

The panopticon in the twenty-first century

Caoimhe Gordon investigates how the concept of the panopticon can be seen in today’s society in the form of social media.

In the late eighteenth century, an English philosopher by the name of Jeremy Bentham had a brainwave after visiting his sibling in Russia. His brother Samuel, determined to reign over his unskilled workforce, placed himself in the centre of the

Under the covers

Many of the beloved songs we hear daily are covers, even those we might not know are

The most common path to success in the music industry is to re-interpret, re-invent and recycle what has worked in the past. Covering songs has been an established tradition in the music world since the birth of music itself.

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Symbols on a pedestal

Ciaran Sunderland examines public statues and the political messages surrounding their construction and removal.

A statue can assume great symbolic meaning. Static and carved from stone, the figure may remain physically unchanged for centuries. The connotations of a statue, however, fluidly adjust alongside the interpretations and associations that society develops. As features of a

A terrible state o’ chassis

An investigation into the rise of substandard student accommodation.

With Dublin’s traditional commuter towns of Ashbourne and Greystones recently being declared “pressure zones” due to an increase in rents across the board, student accommodation is increasingly difficult to find for students on a tight budget. The most affected are

South Africa vs. Ireland: Comparing student life

An insight into the lives of students in an often overlooked country.

South Africa. You’ve heard about it on the news. You watched that movie with Morgan Freeman in it. Your aunt possibly even told you about her trip around some vineyards over there. But what is it like to study in

Taking good photos

Capturing powerful images may seem only a click away, but there’s more to the process than meets the eye.

“So sorry I’m late,” he says. “This always happens. I never know when a match is on and then I get caught in traffic – oh, I didn’t know they had an LGBT section in here!”

Jonathan Ho was five

The Dark Web

What happens on side of the internet hidden from immediate view? Hugh McInerney investigates.

Researchers believe that only 4% of the information on the internet is represented on Google’s index of roughly 35 trillion webpages. This means that there are over 700 trillion webpages that are inaccessible through the world’s most popular search engine. …

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