Student Living

Night owls into the spotlight

Seán Holland explores the ways in which flexible learning finally allows those who excel at night their time to shine

Night owls have long had to structure their routine in accordance with the early morning riser. The 9 to 5 world of hyperreal simulacra that is capitalism has been in place since the industrial revolution. Now, with the effects of

Student Living

How mindfulness practices can ground us in the age of coronavirus

The institution of breathwork, meditation, and other “daily rituals” can help us manage stress and anxiety exacerbated by the pandemic

Undoubtedly, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought upon unprecedented shifts in our behavioural paradigm. Navigating the uncertainties of maintaining an online-offline balance, especially when university and social interaction may primarily be digitally based, means there is a lot of screen time

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The 2008 recession and the economic consequences of Covid-19

Trinity alumni recall graduating during the 2008 recession and offer advice to post-Covid students


For the majority of young people studying in Ireland today, the financial crisis in 2008 and the subsequent recession led to them being affected in some way by the economic repercussions. Frankly, it’s difficult to find someone who wasn’t either

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The postgraduate identity is being forged between extremes of freedom and constraint

Coming to Trinity as a postgraduate amid the pandemic will shape our lives for years to come

For the incoming postgraduate class, the feeling of living through history, of playing a critical role in the diorama of this new decade, hangs perilously over every aspect of our lives. Ignoring, for a moment, the sudden and unprecedented health

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Zooming along: Freshers take Freshers’ Week in stride

Newcomers to Trinity reflect on on an unusual Freshers’ Week and the ways in which it exceeded their expectations

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In an ordinary year, Freshers’ Week is characterised by Front Square brimming with society stands during the day and nightclubs leaking eager new Freshers at night. 2020, of course, has been far from an ordinary year.

As Freshers’ Week comes …

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The aesthetics of the Arts Block are in opposition to its eclectic students

Though an eyesore, the Arts Block serves as a contrasting backdrop for the typical arts student aesthetic

The dreary grey facade of the Arts Building, usually set against a rainy Dublin sky, lies in stark contrast to the aesthetics of the Arts, Humanities and Social Science students that traverse its concourse. Constructed in 1978, the building has

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A fresher’s fever dream

Seán Holland details some of the experiences missed by the Leaving Cert class of 2020 but offers reassurance that all is not lost

In an ordinary year, incoming freshers would have been eagerly awaiting and nervously  anticipating the beginning of their first year in university. Back in July, during the height of the spectacularly good weather,  students throughout the country would have felt