Student Living

Internship survival guide

Navigating being an intern is not easy, but it is an incredibly rewarding experience

It’s that time of year where many students are participating in internships across a variety of disciplines and industries. Doing so can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but often it means being stressed and anxious about having to navigate the


Mental illness might not all be in your head…

Current research suggests a new way to look at mental illness may be through the gut microbiome

The human gastrointestinal tract (GIT) contains a diverse collection of microorganisms known as the gut microbiota. Trillions of bacteria, protozoa, fungi, and archaea, currently reside in the GIT and have been linked to play a critical role in gut-brain communication


Artificial Intelligence: How far is too far?

While there is a natural fear of futuristic technology rendering human workers obsolete, there are limitations that will keep AI in check for years to come

Artificial Intelligence, or AI, is an area of technological advancement that’s gaining interest in various sectors to make daily life more convenient and efficient. While AI may come with the typical “sci-fi” fantasies portrayed by the media, in reality, it


ECOLIFE conservation efforts creating fiery change in our climate crisis

Aquaponing and Patsari stoves provide burning solutions in the fight against climate change

Rachel Carson wrote in her overwhelmingly influential book Silent Spring that “time is the essential ingredient, but in the modern world there is no time”. In the fight against climate change, time is not humanity’s friend. Efforts to live more

Student Living

Irish culture shock: from fake tan to city planning

Shannon McGreevy recounts the cultural shifts that struck her most as an international student

Between somewhat familiar colloquialisms that are commonly known to be Irish, such as “craic” and “grand”, and the stereotypical pubs and pints, I thought coming to Ireland for college as an American high school graduate would be a breeze. However,


The Wim Hof method challenge is taken on by Trinity’s own Mark McGauran

With a focus on breathing, cold exposure, and concentration, the challenge is supposed to deepen the connection between body and mind

Commonly known as the “Iceman”, Dutch extreme athlete Wim Hof has come to fame by breaking cold exposure records including running a half marathon north of the Arctic Circle barefoot, hiking Mount Kilimanjaro in shorts, and even standing covered with …


The crossover of influencers to other entertainment varieties, in particular combat sports

The upcoming fight between Jake Paul and Ben Askren is a perfect example of influencers trying to make it in the world of professional sports

The highly anticipated upcoming bout between Jake Paul (YouTube star and social media personality) and Ben Askren (former Bellator and ONE Welterweight champion) sees the pair facing off in a boxing ring on the 17 April 2021. This fight is …


Giving volleyball a kick

With an impressive history dating back hundreds of years, sepak takraw is a test of dexterity, strength, and speed

Have you ever wanted to take volleyball to the next level? Incorporate a bit of footwork into the manoeuvres or even just kick the ball back over the net? Or, for those avid footballers, try juggling while dribbling with the …


Out of Left Field: DU Rifle Club

With a social scene to brag about, Club Captain Joseph McDonnell speaks to the club’s accessibility for all students

It’s no secret that shooting is not a very common sport in Ireland, yet Trinity is lucky to have its very own Rifle Club, known as DURC.The club fosters an environment of openness and inclusivity that gives students the opportunity …