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The Environmental Crisis is Complex. Ecoscarcity Does Not Explain it

Humans are the cause of the environmental crisis, but we must be careful to acknowledge all the factors that are to blame, writes Alix Pletcher.
By Alix Pletcher
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Natural Capital is Attractive, But We Cannot Put a Price Tag on Natural Resources

It is important to question who the increasingly normalized concept of natural capital truly benefits – and the answer is not necessarily the greater good, writers Alix Pletcher.
By Alix Pletcher
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As a Final Year, I Want to Redefine How I Remember My Time in College

As I come to terms with spending my last term of college in my bedroom, I am endlessly thankful for this eclectic and colourful catalogue of random happenstance incidents, writes Eimear Finan.
By Eimear Finan
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Internet Politics Feeds Tribalism and Erodes Compassion

University students might as well put our stressfully acquired knowledge about referencing and sources to the service of democracy, writes Aoibh Ní Chroimín.
By Aoibh Ní Chroimín
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Rhetoric, But Little Distinction, at Provost Campaign Opener

All three candidates spoke well at Monday night’s question-and-answer session to kick off the provost elections, but voters will want to see marked differences between them, writes Eimear Finan.
By Eimear Finan
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A Female Provost Isn’t the End of the Line for Gender Equality

While an all-female race is something to be celebrated, there is much more work to be done for women in academia, writes Mairead Maguire.
By Mairead Maguire
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Loneliness in Normal People and in a Pandemic

The Golden Globe-nominated series hit home during the first lockdown, but as the pandemic drags on, loneliness is even more universal, writes Emer Moreau.
By Emer Moreau
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Unpaid Internships are an Insult to Students and Widen Socioeconomic Divides

We’re in 2021. It’s time to acknowledge the role of unpaid summer opportunities in the huge disparity that exists between classes, writes Mairead Maguire.
By Mairead Maguire
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Pandemic or Not, You Don’t Have to Be at Rock Bottom to Seek Help

Too many people struggling with their mental health don’t reach out for support because they believe their problems ‘aren’t big enough’, writes Alex Connolly.
By Alex Connolly
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What We Can Learn From the Lack of Queer Spaces During COVID Times

Club culture is a valued aspect of the Queer social scene – it just shouldn’t be the only aspect, writes Louis Butler Lynch.
By Louis Butler Lynch