History is harsh: Japan, the Second World War and east Asian politics

Aaron Matheson Reen explores the contentious legacy of the Second World War in Japan and its visible impact on East Asian politics.

Peter McVerry: To be homeless today is to face into a nightmare

After recently receiving an honorary degree from Trinity, Peter McVerry reflects on his experiences fighting homelessness and calls for greater student engagement.

Nursery faces 52% budget cut

Caoimhe Gordon speaks to TCDSU President, Lynn Ruane about the reverberations the budget cut will have for student and staff parents.

Climate Change and Coffee

Caoimhe Gordon discusses how global warming is placing a student’s beverage of choice under threat

A Brief History of The Lad Bible

The Lad Bible is more popular than the BBC, The Irish Times and Instagram. Tadgh Healy explores the reasons behind its rise and examines the problems associated with its widening scope.

Symphysiotomy and the role of the media

Sarah Taaffe-Maguire outlines why sustained media reporting of this cruel medical procedure and its legacy is more necessary than ever.

Faith in Irish schools

Divestment. Patronage. Ethos. Faith formation. These are some of the words at the centre of what has become an increasingly heated debate in recent months about the divestment of religion from Irish schools – but start trying to explain what they mean, and you might quickly find yourself in a state of considerable bewilderment. And […]

“There’s a lot of work to do”

Belinda McKeon is a writer, feminist, playwright, journalist and TCD alumnus. Her second novel, Tender, was recently awarded a Kirkus Star and has been shortlisted for novel of the year in the upcoming Bord Gáis Energy Irish book awards. I spoke with McKeon about Tender and her involvement in the Waking the Feminists movement, which […]

Politics and Society

It was announced this month that a subject named Politics and Society will be added to the Leaving Certificate Curriculum from 2016, with the first formal exams taking place in 2018. The course will cover topics such as power and decision, rights and responsibilities, globalisation and identity, and sustainable development. Students will be exposed to […]

Theft in the city

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 has disappeared forever without a clue left behind. Your heart is thumping in your chest […]

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