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. …

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