The ultimate Irish road trip

It happens to the best of us: you spend those long months of exam revision thinking about how you’re going to spend your summer. You and your friends decide that you’ll visit all the places that you’ve always wanted to go. Yet when the summer does come, the days start to slip away, it’s September […]

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 […]

Alternative ways to get to Electric Picnic

With the tickets selling out in five minutes and costing a hefty €240, it’s no surprise that many have found themselves short of a pass to Ireland’s biggest music festival. But fear not, for, in the words of my guidance counsellor looking at my CAO application, there’s always another way in. Whether you’re in want […]

A letter to… My college friends

Dear Dublin City and Friends,      As I sit at home in 34° Celsius heat, with haze and humidity rolling over the mountains of Northern New Jersey, a piece of me wishes to be stuck inside on a rainy, grey, and blustery Dublin day. Mostly because a) sweating really doesn’t suit me, and b) […]

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 […]

My experience as… A Mature Student

First things first: I feel far more comfortable when I use ironic quotation marks around the term in question. I’m a “mature” student – a non-traditional student. I didn’t get my poop in a group enough to go to university immediately following the traditional final year exams. In my case, high school was in the […]

Hist debate questions how far we should go in pushing for repeal

On Wednesday, the Hist hosted eight student speakers to debate the motion “This House supports all forms of civil disobedience to repeal the 8th Amendment”. The debate was the final of an internal debating competition called “Harneys” which is open exclusively to female and non-binary genders. The debate was chaired by Anne Cosgrave, founder of […]

Why I wanted to stay in Trinity Hall for a second year

The elections for the 2017/18 Junior Common Room (JCR)  committee concluded on Wednesday night in Rathmines pub Mother Reilly’s, where votes were counted following three days of intense campaigning. The JCR is the student committee responsible for looking after the 1000 residents of Trinity Halls, the vast majority of whom are first year students.   […]

TMT presents West Side Story

This Wednesday to Friday, Trinity Musical Theatre Society (TMT) will be presenting their very own adaption of the classic West Side Story. The tale of two star-crossed lovers is about to take over the O’Reilly Theatre, where the audience will be whirled back to 1950s New York City. TMT are fresh to the cobblestones at […]

Comedy gigs, student workshops and Blindboy: Mental Health Week 2017

TCDSU Mental Health Week 2017 begins today, Monday 20 March, marking the final welfare campaign week of the year. The week aims “raise awareness of the different mental health issues that affect us”, highlighting issues such as spotting the signs of mental health problems, promoting services, opening up, and stigma reduction.   Collaborating with societies, […]

Editors





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