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Extending Voting Rights to 16 and 17-Year-Olds Should Not be Swept Under the Carpet

A system whereby an individual is considered to be mature enough to pay tax but too immature to vote on issues that influence taxation seems contradictory.
By Kate Lawler
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Taking a Break From University Should Not be Viewed as a Personal Failure

Ellen Orchard argues that deciding to take a break from university needn’t always be viewed as a negative experience or feel like a personal failure.
By Ellen Orchard
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The Student Movement’s Renewed Commitment to the Irish Language

USI voting to introduce a full-time, paid vice-president for the Irish language is another symbol of students renewed commitment to seeing the language flourish.
By Philip McGuiness
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Why Students’ Unions and Universities are on the Same Page Over Autonomy

Colleges are calling for autonomy from the government, while restricting the freedoms of their students' unions.
By Dominic McGrath
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“Know Your Neighbour”: Encouraging a Greater Sense of Community in Trinity

James Shaw highlights the need to foster a greater sense of community in Trinity and examines how it can be achieved.
By James Shaw
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The Race to be Ireland’s Top Business School

Kate Lawler assesses the challenges that Trinity faces if it's to become home to Ireland's best business school.
By Kate Lawler
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Colleges Fighting a Sexual Assault Epidemic

Ellen Orchard explores where strategies to prevent sexual harassment in college currently stand, examining the effectiveness of both preventative and post-assault strategies.
By Ellen Orchard
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Our Attitudes Towards Gender Inequality in Education are Excluding the Issues of Men and Boys

The under-representation of men in certain fields at third-level, and the gender imbalance in education as a whole, is a cause for concern.
By James Behan
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There’s Only One Course of Action for Students as Staff Strike

Kevin Donoghue argues that the cause of Trinity's staff should always receive the support of students.
By Kevin Donoghue
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When Voting, Students Should Focus on College Unity Rather than Irish Unity

With students getting ready to vote, Simon Foy argues that the decision is not about Irish unity but whether or not we want an inclusive campus that allows for a diversity of views.
By Simon Foy