Mindfulness: analyzing the alternative to psychiatric treatment

Is mindfulness truly a spiritual cure for mental strain or merely a convenient substitute to real treatment?

The past two decades have seen much criticism of the psychiatric approach to mental disorder. Robert Whittaker (Anatomy of an Epidemic), Joanna Moncrief (The Bitterest Pills), Peter Goetzsche (Deadly Psychiatry and Organised Denial), James

Conflicting interests on the road to sanctuary

When will Trinity College become a University of Sanctuary, improving the accessibility of third-level education for refugees?

The state exams have come to an end. Teenagers wander as they await results day, the day that will decide how they spend the next three or four years. Regardless of the outcome, for most of them it is one

The law of the land

Comhall Fanning investigates the influence of religion on the morality behind law across the globe.

The functions of the law are to keep peace, shape moral standards, promote social justice, resolve disputes and protect the liberties and rights of a country’s citizens. But how do we decide the moral values that underpin these rules? Religion …

The burrito unwrapped

Caoimhe Gordon examines the history and popularity of the humble burrito

Deciding upon a worthy spot for a lunch excursion can often take more time than actually eating lunch. Huddles of comrades congregate at the designated college location that was previously decided upon in the group chat. Everyone is challenged to …

What is a Hung Parliament?

Caoimhe Gordon investigates the aftermath of the British election, which saw no party win a majority.

The aftermath of the British snap election last week brought with it a plethora of memes, each with varying ranges of hilarity, an estimated youth turnout of 69% and of course, a somewhat confounding result that can be characterised by

A heckin’ bamboozle: the rise of Trinity College Doggos

There is a new force in Trinity: bigger than many societies, and with a repository of dog pictures to boot, Trinity College Doggos has had an auspicious start

Do a study buddy.

Do a study buddy.

[Somebody tags their friend]

Do a study buddy.

It’s the May Bank Holiday Monday, and a meme has been shared in a Trinity students’ group on Facebook. A bespectacled French bulldog pores …

A BA in Brexit Blues?

Jack Eustace discusses the impact Brexit will have on students studying in Ireland

The prime minister of the United Kingdom triggered Article 50 on March 29, beginning a two-year transition process wherein Britain will depart from the EU. The exact date of separation is planned to be the of March 29, 2019 –

Class divide in Irish Education

Jane Purdom investigates DEIS schools and the types of third level education they lead to

An introduction to the class divide in Irish Education

“Trinity News was therefore able to conclude that half of Trinity’s incoming first year students come from just 68 schools.”

In December 2016, the ongoing debate around a class divide in

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