Caoimhe Gordon reflects on how many hours we actually spend on our smartphones and how that is affecting lives across the world.
“As a post in the popular Reddit, Shower Thoughts put it: ‘How many miles have I scrolled on my phone?'”
Recently I attended a lecture, simply entitled “Doing business in China” which offered interesting insights into the differing business practises …
Newsfeeds were filled with content from the March of Education this week. Caoimhe Gordon explains how reflecting on education at home leads to comparisons to the situation students on Erasmus find themselves in today.
This week, Dublin city came to a standstill as thousands of determined students made their intentions as clear as that Wednesday morning and marched for Free Education. They tossed aside their timetables, they decorated posters with gusto and witty captions. …
Caoimhe Gordon discovers the vital information, the acceptable behaviour and the hard truths of spending time in the library, the place to be this exam season.
“Sure, isn’t it ironic!” I heard a young culchie say to his pal as they wandered into the area referred to only as the purple couches one sunny March day. “The library would be actually be a lot more helpful …
Caoimhe Gordon explores the history and reveals secrets of participating in the popular pilgrimage
“When I close my eyes, it feels like I’m in Spain.”
This quote from a peregrino (pilgrim) during a sun streaked break on the second day of walking illustrated the common conundrum of the Camino- it was far from the …
Caoimhe Gordon considers her experiences in Germany during the aftermath of the alleged liberal cover-up.
“Aus Schaden wird man klug.”
Those five simple words are a popular German proverb, which translates directly to “Out of trouble, one becomes clever.” It is increasingly evident that many German people are clinging to the hope that this phrase …
Which cheery festive adverts capture our hearts year after year? Caoimhe Gordon delves into the archives to find out.
As dreary November reaches its bitter end, the Christmas advertisement juggernaut strikes the general populace without warning. Can one really consider the festive season to be in full swing without spotting that plucky child run out onto the road after …
Caoimhe Gordon speaks to TCDSU President, Lynn Ruane about the reverberations the budget cut will have for student and staff parents.
There have been few departments and services which have emerged unscathed from budget cuts in recent years. Funding for capitated bodies within the College was slashed by 10% last year. The Sports Centre budget has been cut by €136,000. The …
Caoimhe Gordon discusses how global warming is placing a student’s beverage of choice under threat
Every year, a similar trend emerges among the Trinity student body as the days begin to grow shorter. The temperature appears to be the only thing dropping faster than the average student’s enthusiasm to attend lectures. There only seems to …
With the constant threat of theft hanging overhead, Caoimhe Gordon investigates further measures students can take to protect themselves
Picture the scene: you are out with friends and then you reach into your pocket or your bag, grasping hopelessly for a phone or wallet. The moment of panic hits – where is it? You are 100% certain that it …
While wandering through campus on a breezy autumnal afternoon, here is a brief summation of what can be heard all around: the crunch of leaves underfoot, the laughter of friends ready to learn, the whispering of a cool breeze through …