Arts & Culture

Capturing comedy: Ashes to Ashmore

Emma Lueders reviews Emily Ashmore’s latest comedy show Ashes to Ashmore

Emily Ashmore has had her fair share of medical procedures, and it seems that laughter is still the best medicine. The 22-year-old Dubliner has just launched her most recent show Ashes to Ashmore as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival …

Arts & Culture

An emotional performance that mirrors the fears of our generation

Emma Lueders reviews Eruption Collection’s new production Everything is Grand and I’m Completely Okay

Through a powerful portrayal of grief and growing up, Everything is Grand and I’m Completely Okay beautifully captures a snapshot of contemporary life as a young Irish adult. Reeling from the loss of his brother and the recent passing of …

Arts & Culture

A look into Yayoi Kusama’s world of mirrors

Emma Lueders travels to London to view the Yayoi Kusama 2020 exhibition: Infinity Mirror Rooms at the Tate Modern

The name Yayoi Kusama should be familiar to anyone who has an interest in art, feminism or polka dots. The Japanese artist has been infusing the art world with conceptualism, focusing on sexual and autobiographical themes. After my initial introduction


A lifeline at NiteLine

NiteLine’s Lara Summers tells Trinity News about the service that helps students, no matter the problem

Prolonged bathroom breaks hiding from essays and revision notes are familiar to any student who has spent an exam season in Trinity. Whether they entail crying, exasperated sighing or dissociating with your head against the stall door, we’ve all been


Poor working conditions are to blame for young people not returning to work, not the Pandemic Unemployment Payment

It is not the Pandemic Unemployment Payment keeping young people from working, but rather unacceptable working conditions and low wages offered by employers.

With the reopening of restaurants, pubs and retail, the usual disparaging comments about the work ethic of the young can be heard again. Now the argument is that staff shortages nationwide can be attributed to lazy students who are refusing

Student Living

Celebrating and promoting Literacy in the age of distance learning

Emma Lueders discusses what to expect from the 55th UNESCO International Literacy Day

UNESCO International Literacy Day not to be confused with World Book Day, which entailed book tokens and cheap Roald Dahl paperbacks in primary school   is tomorrow, September 8. The theme for this year is “Literacy for a human-centred

Arts & Culture

“I never painted dreams, I painted my own reality”: Turning trauma into art

Emma Lueders looks at the life of Frida Kahlo, one of the most inspiring female artists we have today

Frida Kahlo has become a global icon since the boom of Fridamania in the 1980s. A simple google search will display the artist’s past and present popularity, with the distribution of her image for widespread commercial use. Although the Frida