When home is 3000 miles away

The lonely times in College through the eyes of an international student

Life as an international student is great. New country, new culture, new friends. However, as someone who would identify as an “extroverted homebody,” as good as it can be to leave home and start my life elsewhere, it is hard

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Being homeless in 21st century Ireland

Hosted by VDP, an evening of learning about those who experience homelessness in Ireland and how homelessness is being discussed

Yesterday evening, in the Maxwell theatre, the Trinity Vincent De Paul (VDP) society hosted a panel discussion: Being Homeless in 21st Century Ireland. The VDP Social Justice committee has been focused on understanding the homelessness crisis afflicting Ireland as well

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Preventing essay burnout

A foolproof guide to surviving the pre-Christmas essay season

With just a laptop, headphones, and a mug of coffee for company, the prospect of looming assignment deadlines can seem a less daunting than you may expect with this ten easy steps

Step 1

Complain about how much work you


Is violence the answer?

The house voted in favour of opposing the motion “THW meet bigotry with violence” at Thursday night’s debate with the Phil and SOFIA

The Philosophical Society held their weekly debate on Thursday night, with the motion: This House Would Meet Bigotry with Violence. Before the debate I was feeling slightly torn as to which side I was on, however I left the debate …

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From Halls to houses

What are the difficulties and challenges that are faced during the transition from Trinity Hall to a new house?

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.


A letter to… slow walkers

The biggest frustration for any student walking to College? Idle strollers in the city centre

Dear Slow Walkers,

It is a lovely thing to walk down Grafton Street on a sunny day, chatting with a friend or two and enjoying yourself. It is equally lovely to take a leisurely stroll around St Stephen’s Green park.


The Hist Ball: A Midwinter Night’s Ball of gowns, prosecco, castles, and Christmas

Emma Rodgers reviews the Hist’s annual ball; this year a Midwinter Night theme


“We walked in through double doors and on a red carpet into the magnificent reception area. Tapestries lined the walls, a fire was roaring in the great fireplace with votive candles scattered on the hearth, a deer’s head or two

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Music, readings and more at LitSoc’s Songs of Ice and Fire

LitSoc give new life to some of our all-time favourite books at their highly anticipated event, Songs of Fire and Ice


Tuesday evening saw the Literary Society’s event Songs of Ice and Fire take place in the GMB. To say it was ‘lit’ would be an understatement. The plush sofas of the room made for the perfect environment to listen to