Arts & Culture

Behind Blue’s eyes: Roots, records, and reflection

Jonathon Boylan speaks to singer-songwriter and Trinity student Oscar Blue about his growing fame and the pursuit of modesty in a budding musical career.

In the last few years, Trinity’s music scene has progressed from up-and-coming to altogether eclectic. With promising acts such as Cooks But We’re Chefs, Rónán Connolly, Étáin, and Eve Belle emerging, not to mention the proliferation of societies such as


Out of Left Field: Trinity Pool Society

A closer look at the GMB’s third floor residents.

The Graduate’s Memorial Building is famed predominantly for the Wednesday and Thursday night debates held by the College’s Historical and Philosophical societies, respectively. It is a landmark associated with rhetoric, oratory, wine receptions, guest speakers and intellectual exercise. However, once


Erica Markey: Trinity’s Latest Hockey Heroine

The Ladies Co-Captain discusses her Euros experience, the season ahead, and the exciting future for women in sport

Erica Markey’s rise to the forefront of Trinity’s eclectic sports scene has been rapid, but far from surprising. This becomes apparent as soon as one takes a closer look at her upbringing. When quizzed about how she got into sport,


The Curious Case of Megan Rapinoe

The polarising US soccer star who is transcending her sport

Following the USA’s second consecutive triumph at the Women’s World Cup in July, Megan Rapinoe has become a household name. Despite being the top scorer in the tournament with six goals and the Golden Ball winner, Rapinoe’s rapid rise to


“Thanks for the cheese, catch yous later”

Following his second attempt at retirement, what kind of legacy does Conor McGregor leave behind?

Conor McGregor is undoubtedly Ireland’s most infamous sportsperson. The controversial mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter catalysed what can only be described as a cultural revolution on these isles, with people being drawn not only to his unquestionable talent, but his


What makes Trinity’s best society?

FLAC Chair Mary Hastings discusses the society’s year following their success at the CSC Awards

Trinity’s Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC), is a society which has often been overshadowed by the extravagant events of Law Soc, the immersive rhetoric of the Phil or the Hist, or even the exploits of the College’s numerous sports teams.


Real Madrid’s lost year

Have Los Blancos lost their spark for good?

On May 26 2018, Real Madrid defeated Liverpool 3-1 to claim their third consecutive Champions League trophy, dispatching the resurgent Merseyside outfit in style. Messrs Modric, Kroos, and Casemiro spun their midfield web with relative ease. Gareth Bale scored what