My experience as… an Erasmus student

Upon receiving my Leaving Cert results, I spent some time reflecting on the precariousness of what constitutes a “success” in these exams. I eventually came to the conclusion that the success I achieved in my results rested entirely on the fulfillment of certain conditions, both long-term and short. Much like that gloriously recurring biology experiment […]

The society without a home: DU Dance

After successfully hosting the dance intervarsity competition last year,  Dublin University Dance Society set out from Michaelmas to grow and build upon this success, both as a society generally and competitively at the annual intervarsity. However the year got off to an unexpected, rocky start for the society. With the renovation of Regent House and […]

How the sunshine might make me fail my exams

It’s 2pm on a Wednesday afternoon. You’re struggling through assignments, pondering the revision you ought to have started, or really any sort of work that a responsible college student would be doing at this time of year. Your phone lights up as a message appears in the group chat: “Pav, anyone?” About time. Like a […]

Read all about it: Trinity’s Publications

As the months have raced by and we find ourselves realising that the College year is fast coming to an end, Trinity News takes a look at what some of College’s many publications have done this year.   Publications are an integral part of a vivid and participatory campus life. Whether it’s newspapers, magazines or […]

In praise of the summer staycation

Casting my mind back to the more innocent time of September 2015, I recall friends worrying about comments by Donald Trump on his plans to end the J1 programme. At the time, our worries were tempered by the belief that Trump could never be elected. While the danger of a student visa programme ending pales […]

The misadventures of first-time attendees of Trinity Ball

It is no mean feat for every stereotype of middle-class students to be fulfilled in one night. Love it or hate it, this private black-tie event held on campus is part and parcel of the spirit of Trinity.   Criticism tends to centre on the lineup, and then on the price. Granted, it’s hard to […]

Brexit, Theresa May, and Ireland’s borders: Nick Clegg speaks to the Hist

Former leader of Britain’s Liberal Democrats party, Nick Clegg , visited the Hist today, April 5, where he was awarded the Gold Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Discourse. This award is presented to those who are deemed to have particularly promoted discourse in the international sphere. The previous UK Deputy Prime Minister was the last […]

Should DUGES have been allowed to rebrand as FemSoc?

  If you’re one of the many people in Trinity who identifies as a feminist or the sort of hack who keeps up with interesting drama and developments, you might be aware of the current controversy surrounding the Central Societies Committee (CSC) and the Dublin University Gender Equality Society (DUGES).  On Monday, March 20, the […]

How Trinity’s disability supports are letting students down

  Trinity has an interesting way of presenting itself with regard to certain issues. As a student with a disability, who openly speaks about it and gets to hear other people’s opinions, I have come to this conclusion: College has a substantial issue with funding, that’s something you can’t deny, but it is also facing […]

Five years on: the anniversary of the Trinitones

  The Trinitones celebrated their fifth birthday on the evening of April 1 with the event “Trinitones Present V: The Fifth Anniversary Concert”. Selling out days in advance, generations one through six came together for an evening of a cappella music in Bello Bar, Portobello. Each generation performed several songs during the evening, interspersed with […]

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