Stepping from the heavens

“I know the whole world is watching now. I wish you could see what I can see. Sometimes you have to get up really high to understand how small you are… I’m going home now.”   With these words, on the 14 October 2012 Felix Baumgartner let go of the handles of his capsule and […]

Running well

My faded runners make a distinctive “thwack” when they hit the pavement. Usually my iPod smothers the solitary noise but the summer dusk is too fragile to interrupt with the usual mix of OutKast and Gorillaz. Running has always been my way of exercising, and it offers a chance to think. My passion, and poison, […]

Mindfulness: analyzing the alternative to psychiatric treatment

The past two decades have seen much criticism of the psychiatric approach to mental disorder. Robert Whittaker (Anatomy of an Epidemic), Joanna Moncrief (The Bitterest Pills), Peter Goetzsche (Deadly Psychiatry and Organised Denial), James Davies (Cracked). These are just a few of the authors speaking out against the medicalisation of mental distress,  criticising the current […]

A case for manic depressive disorder

Few of us give thought to the names we grant our diseases. William Styron complained that the word “depression” didn’t aptly describe the all-encompassing void that was his illness. Rarely do we relate our cancer to the crab-like appearance after which the swollen tumours are named.   Our greatest error is not recognising the power […]

Should I have been aborted?

If there were a referendum on the 8th Amendment tomorrow, I would vote to repeal. I believe that access to safe and legal abortion is an important part of a modern society. I do not believe that life starts at conception.   But when did my life begin? Should I be here at all?   […]

Examining the art of drama

Youss Koudri isn’t stressed for exams right now. Koudri is too busy in rehearsals. It’s not that he’s ignoring his college work. In fact, this is his college work. Watching from the corner of the rehearsal room, he is one of the Senior Freshman Drama Studies students producing their ensemble piece “Big Love”.   Running […]

TCDSU Council round-up

The final Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Council took place tonight in the Edmund Burke lecture theatre in the Arts Building. Following an address by Vice Provost Chris Morash, a number of Part Time Officers were elected and various motions were discussed.   The first motion discussed revolved around the branding of TCDSU. The […]

Part-time officers elected at final TCDSU Council of the year

The elections for the role of Part Time Officers for the year 2017/2018 took place tonight at the Council of Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU).   The elected Chair of Council was Gillian Kiely in an uncontested race. Kiely, a Junior Sophister English and Spanish student, was a class rep last year, and a […]

DU Players win three prizes at the Irish Student Drama Awards

The Irish Students Drama Association (ISDA) awards ceremony took place last week with Trinity’s drama society, DU Players, winning three prizes.   DU Players was nominated in 8 out of 16 categories including Best New Writing, Judges’ Discretionary Award 1 and 2, Best Ensemble, Best Sound Design, Best Lighting Design and Best Supporting Actor.   […]

Behind The Curtain

What does it take to put on a show on in Players? An inspired idea and a brilliant mind? Knowing all the right people, and them knowing you? Skinny jeans and a box of Amber Leaf?   Despite being central on campus, the Players theatre, and the members who run it, maintain a sense of […]

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