South Africa vs. Ireland: Comparing student life

South Africa. You’ve heard about it on the news. You watched that movie with Morgan Freeman in it. Your aunt possibly even told you about her trip around some vineyards over there. But what is it like to study in this country at the opposite end of the world? Having lived there for several years, […]

From Halls to houses

This past academic year, I was fortunate enough to live in Trinity Hall in Rathmines. This coming autumn I will be living in a house with four of my friends. The biggest differences: rent, electricity, gas, and the oh-so-precious wifi. I am really looking forward to the exciting changes that come with living independently, but […]

No money, no problem

Summer can be tough on your bank account at times; whilst the majority of people who stay in Ireland for summer are working to save money, it’s general knowledge that the day after payday can be a harrowing experience. You try to justify your outrageous spending habits to yourself:  last night was your only night out […]

What I’m Really Thinking: Limited edition access to a final year student’s thought process

So what’s the plan? What are you going to do? Are you talking about this summer, or, like, life? Every final year student hates being asked what is next. It only reminds you that you don’t know, and that you’re not ready to decide.   Summer will be great, the first taste of freedom in […]

A place to call our own

The Need for a Student Centre   “As the college grows, the consequences of not having a student centre, or even simply a seating space for students, becomes increasingly evident.”   Though Trinity is lucky to have a leafy and historic campus, attracting hundreds of thousands of tourists each year, there is a distinct lack […]

The survival tale of a Schols candidate

Trinity College’s electing of Foundation Scholars is a long-established tradition, and the term “Schols”, derived from “scholarship”, has over the years come to mean much more than simply an imbursement or an award based on excellence. It is a set of exams, a period in time, a mindset and a journey simultaneously: an endeavour either […]

Five places to get a carvery: Student-style Christmas dinner

The Dublin food scene has an ever-growing wide array of cuisines to choose from, from Mexican burrito joints and Italian pizza places to Chinese buffets and Greek cafés.  However, as the evenings close in and December 25th becomes more of a reality than a daydream, sometimes all I find myself craving is a decent wholesome […]

The ten most Trinity Christmas presents you could get

  The Christmas season is upon us. One of the perks of this joyous time are the presents. A Trinity Christmas gift is extra-special, and here is the definitive list of what you can expect to receive as a Trinity student.   Trinity Gift Shop Jumper Kicking things off, we have this unique item of […]

Kieran McNulty: Advice for my younger self

What happens when a Transition Year work experience student is given free reign to interview Student Union President Kieran McNulty? Think Desert Island Discs meets the last page of the Sunday Times magazine.   Q: What’s your standard morning routine? “Breakfast, listening to something while relaxing in the shower generally Frank Ocean and yeah, checking […]

Tick, tock, the clock strikes done

    “Chest tightens, heart throbs, throat closes up. I need to run to the beach and turn off my phone, but I can’t, I have things to do.”   I feel like a puppet, there are a million strings coming from me; family, friends, sports, societies, college, work, duties, obligations, and more. The strings […]

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