Student life in Helsinki

        It is indeed a unique and wonderful experience for this year’s freshers to walk through front arch and begin their college years. Starting your university life is a wonderful and special feeling that you will never experience again, or at least that was I thought up until now.   Just over […]

Examining Trinity’s fall in the QS World Rankings

For the past three years, Trinity has been on the decline, at least according to the QS World University Rankings, in which Trinity has fallen from 78th to 98th place this year. In the THE World University Rankings, Trinity is in an even worse position, coming in at 160th last year. These slumps have prompted […]

Home and away

I arrived in Nice with a suitcase five kilograms overweight, a love of croissants ready to be nurtured and brimming with enthusiasm for my year in France. However France was not what I expected it to be – my new university was baffling, the weather was better than I imagined and the French were ruder […]

Behind the scenes at Trinity IT

It is difficult for most of us now to imagine a time before Trinity had access to the Internet. And yet just 16 years ago, Trinity’s staff and students were highly suspicious of the new phenomenon. “We first introduced Wi-Fi in 2002 in college,” says Brian O’Hora, who is the project manager of a recently […]

Coping with culture

Stepping off the plane from Brussels with an anxious mother in tow, I thought I was totally prepared for life in Ireland. I am, after all, half Irish. I have many Irish relatives and I’d visited Dublin countless times before moving here, albeit never for longer than a weekend.   I was wrong though – it […]

Volunteering abroad: who benefits?

Why do so many young Irish people choose to spend weeks in discomfort and heat, thrown into challenging circumstances, working often in an area in which they may have little or no experience?   This year, Suas sent 73 people abroad to placements in India and Zambia. For every volunteer, there were approximately two applicants […]

The real cost of hosting the Olympics

 The Olympics is one of the largest events in the world, and with the most recent games in Rio having 308 events in 28 sports and over 11,000 competitors, hosting it is sure to be quite expensive. However, a new study, led by Bent Flyvbjerg of the University of Oxford’s SAΪD Business School, suggests that […]

Ireland’s student accomodation

     The enormous increase in the number of students in third level education over the past several decades and the rapid population growth in Irish cities have created a situation where there is fierce competition for space to live in Dublin and in other cities that host third level educational institutions throughout the country. […]

Working on the Fringe

“It’s important that people employ both revolution and reform and I think, in fact, the tension between those methods is what brings about change.”      Throughout history, people have worked consistently to effect political and social changes in societies throughout the world. The means of effecting these changes can widely differ from place to […]

Our next great shame?

     Over 3,000 students will walk through Front Square during Fresher’s Week and feel the mix of excitement and anxiety that college life brings for the first time. Friends will be made and library fines will add up, but there is one girl who should be getting ready for third year that the state […]

Editors





Niamh Lynch
news@trinitynews.ie
Kelly McGlynn
features@trinitynews.ie
Michael Foley
comment@trinitynews.ie
Katarzyna Siewierska
scitech@trinitynews.ie
Clare McCarthy
sport@trinitynews.ie

Illustration

Aisling Crabbe
Natalia Duda
Sarah Morel
Mike Dolan
John Tierney
Naoise Dolan
Sarah Larragy
Mubbashir Ali Sultan
Nadia Bertaud
Daniel Tatlow

Photography

Kevin O'Rourke
Ines Niarchos
Huda Awan