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Why are computer science drop-out rates so high?

A lack of understanding from prospective applicants, pushy parents and attractive job offers all contribute to computer science having the highest drop-out rates in College.

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“So this is what you’re all going to be doing for the rest of your lives,” one lecturer joked to a class of first-year Computer Science students some years ago. One of the people in the class was Kevin H,

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Deconstructing Disneyland

Meet the students from Notre Dame who balance their studies with placements in Dublin’s marginalised communities

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Fighting Words is a creative writing initiative based close to Croke Park, and co-founded by Roddy Doyle. Run by volunteers, it gives primary school children the opportunity to write stories of their own. Shortly after Chinese New Year, Maggie Blake,

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Florence and the Book Club

Leah Moloney is a 19 year-old Psychology student in Trinity, and founder of one of the most popular book clubs in the world, Between Two Books with Florence Welch.

FEATURESAt the age of 15, a tweet Leah Moloney sent out received significant traction. In it, she suggested creating a club where her favourite artist, Florence + the Machine, would recommend various books for her fans to read and engage

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The language of recovery

Eóin Ó Murchú examines the problems with framing the national economy in the medical terminology of recovery.

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In moments of disaster and crash, people seek stability. The language of the ruling class, however, often creates a facade of stability, and masks a continuing crisis. In recent months it has been hard to ignore the talk about the …

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How to rig the students’ union election

Trinity News senior reporters Conall Monaghan and Jessie Dolliver look at the paper ballot versus online voting debate

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With sabbatical elections only a month away, candidates are putting the final touches to their manifestos, preparing husting speeches, and drafting potential flyers – all in preparation for the run up to polling week, the results of which will determine

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The mood in Germany before Cologne became an international news story

Caoimhe Gordon considers her experiences in Germany during the aftermath of the alleged liberal cover-up.

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“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

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The best Christmas adverts

Which cheery festive adverts capture our hearts year after year? Caoimhe Gordon delves into the archives to find out.

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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 …

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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.

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Dominating the northernmost corner of Tokyo’s Kitanomaru Park is the Nippon Budokan. This octagonal structure functions as Japan’s foremost martial arts venue. On August 15, however, the stadium served more solemn purposes. Directed by Emperor Akihito, a service in commemoration …

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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.

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Father Peter McVerry was born in Belfast and grew up in Newry, County Down. After being educated at Clongowes Wood College and UCD he studied to become a priest and was ordained in 1975. During these years he came face

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