Conflicting interests on the road to sanctuary

The state exams have come to an end. Teenagers wander as they await results day, the day that will decide how they spend the next three or four years. Regardless of the outcome, for most of them it is one of the most exciting times of their lives. The final step into supposed adulthood. Many […]

What I’m really thinking: A working class student from the country

When I was in Montessori school, my teacher sold me the “Disney” line that I could be whatever I wanted to be and I believed her. I went home and did some digging in the back garden with my dad and decided I was going to do that for a living because it was fun. […]

Women in the workplace

  International Women’s Week continued with its slogan #BeBoldForChange with an event co-hosted by two individual students, Aislinn Brennan and Estelle Reeves Long, breaking the trend of a society-dominated week. More of an informal panel discussion in comparison to other events, three female speakers discussed their own experiences of being “Women in the Workplace”.   […]

Education as a form of resistance: Interview with Malaka Mohammed

Stable electricity, clean water, reliable wifi connection, a roof over your head. These are things that are taken for granted in the West, but that shocked Malaka Mohammed as she settled in England after leaving her home of Shijaia, Eastern Gaza, in 2013. “When you get outside of Gaza you start to see things that […]

National Union of Students’ executive committee to vote on censuring Vice President Richard Brooks

Richard Brooks, current Vice President Union Development of the National Union of Students (NUS), the British equivalent of USI, is the topic of two motions at the next NUS National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on 28 February. He came to public attention following a recent Al Jazeera investigation into the role of the Israeli embassy in […]

TCDSU continues to push for greater availability of gender neutral bathrooms

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) President Kieran McNulty has launched a petition for the College Board to create gender-neutral bathrooms in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI) on Pearse Street following the implementation of three gender neutral bathrooms in the Arts Building during the Michaelmas term. This process began with former Welfare Officer Conor Clancy, […]

The commercialisation of art

  “A businessperson very rarely invests in something that will not benefit them directly” Art has been of consistent importance to all civilisations since man first picked up one object and rubbed it against the surface of another. It helps people to cope, connects them with strangers and new cultures. It shakes us from a […]

Former student activists look back on Garda brutality and USI neglect in wake of 2010 march

On the 3rd November 2010, up to 40,000 students marched in Dublin against the proposed increase in fees and cuts in state expenditure on third level education. By the 9th November, the Garda Síochána Ombudsman had received 28 complaints of police brutality. Media reports of the protest varied in detailing the event, with some accounts […]

Review: TAF’s ‘What Lies in the Woods’

Societies Fourth Week culminated in a spectacle of fire and fairytales last night with Trinity Arts Festival’s (TAF) much anticipated ‘What Lies in the Woods’. Tickets sold out in five minutes on Thursday, making it the most popular event of the week.   The evening began with Juggling and Circus Soc performing a variety of […]

A revival of student activism

On the 3 November 2010, almost 40,000 students marched from Parnell Square to the Government Buildings on Merrion Street in what The Irish Times described as “the largest student protest for a generation”. It was organised  by the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) in reaction to a proposed increase in student contribution levies and […]

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Niamh Lynch
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Kelly McGlynn
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Michael Foley
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Katarzyna Siewierska
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Clare McCarthy
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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