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After Rankings Slump, Trinity Must Focus on Its Education – Not Its Brand

Yesterday's rankings fall was a blow to Trinity. In response, the College needs to focus on improving the fundamentals, writes Aoife Kearins.
By Aoife Kearins
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The Quest for the Perfect Summer isn’t Just Overrated – It’s Exhausting

Summer shouldn't be about outdoing each other – you don't need to travel the world in style to be normal, writes Faye Curran.
By Faye Curran
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The Leaving Cert Is a Brutal System – But It’s Fair

The leaving certificate is tough – but it's fair, and it's only getting fairer, writes Aisling Marren.
By Aisling Marren
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TCDSU Must Organise a Campus Rent Strike Within the Year

If an on-campus rent strike succeeded in Trinity, it would set an extraordinary precedent, writes Cormac Watson.
By Cormac Watson
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For LGBT Students, Rainbow Housing Offers a Place They Can Call Home

For LGBT students, rainbow housing offers accommodation free from fear of discrimination, writes Nathan O'Regan.
By Nathan O'Regan
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Loan Schemes May Be Third-Level’s Best – and Most Equitable – Option

Abolishing fees sounds great, but in reality it would force the most vulnerable fund the education of the middle classes, writes Jack Synnott.
By Jack Synnott
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The Government’s Inertia on Cassells Is Now Bordering on the Absurd

Four years since immediate action was called for in higher education, we're still no closer to even the beginnings of a decision, writes Jack Synnott.
By Jack Synnott
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In Local Elections, Ógra Fianna Fáil Has Disregarded Diversity

The youth wing of Fianna Fáil has seemingly failed to push some of their most impressive young women to the fore, writes Kathleen McNamee.
By Kathleen McNamee
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Not Having Children May be the Ethical Choice. Here’s Why

The potential collapse of civilisation makes having children look increasingly like a self-interested endeavour, writes Ciannait Khan.
By Ciannait Khan
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Empathy Can Save the World – We Just Have to Let It

It is only through empathy for others' plight that we can bring about social change, writes Eliana Jordan.
By Eliana Jordan