Deconstructing the Trinity hack

What or who is or is not a hack? Has it been reclaimed or is it pejorative? If so, who can use it? Are some hacks more equal than others? What does Jack Leahy have to do with it?

hacksScreen shot 2015-02-09 at 22.31.56comment1Students’ Union elections. When a handful of brazen colour-coded pretenders, wearing the same clothes for the bones of a fortnight, shamelessly sell highly branded versions of themselves to us in exchange for our EC-approved approval.

For these two weeks, after …


What we can all learn from Wittgenstein about the art of living well

By correctly attending to the ways in which we use language, we may become more tolerant, respectful, and happy.

comment1Ludwig Wittgenstein was perhaps the most important philosopher active in the 20th century. Wittgenstein’s main concern in his philosophy was with language; how we use it, and what we can and cannot say. As a ‘linguistic philosopher’ it may seem …


Rehabilitating a love of wisdom

Knowing what the good life is, and knowing how to achieve it, requires practical wisdom.

comment1What is it to live well? Since the ancient world, philosophers have considered questions about the good life. How should society best be structured to facilitate citizens to achieve their potential? What good should governments orientate their policies towards? Aristotle …


What would Socrates think of the internet?

Like the ancient god Theuth, the inventors of the internet proudly trumpet the benefits of their creation while neglecting its possible harmful effects.


Today, we have unparalleled access to the entire corpus of human knowledge. The internet has transformed how we appreciate and consume information and content. The recent advent of smart devices allows us to tap into this font of information no …


How to avoid the freshers’ flu

Sleep, garlic, ginger and alcohol-free nights are all key to avoiding the dreaded freshers’ flu.

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Starting college for the first time can be an incredible experience; sometimes exciting, frightening, enlightening and exhausting all in the same day. You’ll meet more diverse groups of people than you’ve ever met before, have many a heartfelt, drunk moment …


It’s all Greek to me

Rachel Fleming ensconces herself in the nebulous world of the American Greek system


Before I spent 10 weeks living in a small liberal arts school in Northern Illinois, everything I knew about collegiate Greek letter organisations had been learned from Legally Blonde. The possibility of meeting people who belonged to fraternities and sororities …