Snowflake science

The physics behind snowflake formation

After the Beast from the East last year, and with more snowstorms on the horizon, you might be wondering about that white stuff that falls from the sky. Tiny crystals of frozen water have fascinated humanity for as long as …


Space wars: the future of warfare?

Molly McCrory explores the possibility of taking the battlefield to space

When one thinks of space wars, the immediate thought that occurs in most of our minds is probably “you mean Star Wars?” Then, once corrected to illustrate that war in space is what is meant, the next thought is often,


Graduate programs shouldn’t be our only vision of academic success

While many may feel pressured into undertaking postgraduate studies, pursuing a life outside of academia isn’t failing or giving up

At this time of final year, one of the best ways to strike fear into the hearts of myself and my Hamilton peers is with one question: “So, how are the masters applications going?” Upon hearing this, many students feel


EMS: Engineering, maths and sexism

An insight into the subtleties of sexism found in Trinity’s STEM departments

Usually, when one thinks of sexism in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM), one might think of Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell being overlooked for the Nobel Prize, or the joke about Francis Bacon’s sister being behind his work, or Hedy


Too many paywalls, not enough bridges

Molly McCrory explores the movement of open science, its mission to make scientific research more accessible, and why Trinity should play a part

Since its beginning, science has often been perceived as an isolated, elite institution, only for the smartest, most well-educated academics and absolutely no one else. As a society, we are thankfully moving away from this perception, however slowly that may


Being an international student in STEM

New International Students’ Officer for the Students’ Union, Molly McCrory, considers her experience as an international student

Science is something of a universal discipline. Math (or maths, as the case may be) is the same in every country, and gravity works the same whether you’re in Ecuador, Finland, or Australia. Water is still made out of two

Trials and tribulations of group projects

If nothing else, we come out the other side with the bonds forged in the collective misery that is the group project

Group projects are a staple of university life, like sleep deprivation and pizza, and they are met with nearly universal frustration by students. Between the absolute fiasco that is scheduling meetings amongst busy classmates and the terror that is placing

Life, News

Thanksgiving in the Global Room

Molly McCrory joins a wide variety of cultures to eat pie and celebrate Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is an American holiday on the fourth Thursday of November every year. It is a time to gather with friends and family to eat food, give thanks, and prepare for the onslaught of the holiday season. This can be