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A Social Media Cap Shouldn’t Be Necessary

Instead of limiting our time on social media, we should use it in a healthy and positive way, writes Eliana Jordan.
By Eliana Jordan
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For Those with Mental Health Issues, Marijuana Can Offer Relief

It’s time to embrace the benefits of marijuana – and legalise it, writes Eliana Jordan.
By Eliana Jordan
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Ignoring the News is a Luxury Many Students Can’t Afford

Jack Synnott writes that choosing not to care about the news is a privileged position.
By Jack Synnott
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The Arts Might Not Teach Us How to Make a Living – But They Teach Us How to Live

In a world increasingly focused on making us employable at all costs, it's worth remembering the value of arts courses, writes Alanna MacNamee.
By Alanna MacNamee
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In Final Address, the Provost Favoured Legacy-Building over Liability

Matthew Murphy argues that Provost Patrick Prendergast's recent address, which dismissed university rankings as 'reductive', was an irresponsible move.
By Matthew Murphy
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The Government’s Shouting about Gender Equality Feels One-Note

Minister Mary Mitchell O'Connor is right to tackle gender disparity in academia, but her silence on other pressing issues is conspicuous, writes Ciannait Khan.
By Ciannait Khan
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Are Social Media and Clean Eating Curbing our Drinking Habits?

With so much of our lives lived online, Alanna MacNamee asks: are we so taken up with our internet selves that we have less need to go out?
By Alanna MacNamee
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Awareness Campaigns Are Not Enough. College Must Invest in Mental Health

TCDSU should focus its efforts not on awareness campaigns but on lobbying for increased investment in key services, writes Alanna MacNamee.
By Alanna MacNamee
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Relax, Jordan Peterson, Your Freedom of Speech Isn’t Under Threat

Rumours of the demise of free speech on campuses are greatly exaggerated, writes Alanna MacNamee.
By Alanna MacNamee
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It’s Time to Stand Up Against Climate Change

If there's a single movement to get behind, it's environmentalism as nothing else matters if we have nowhere to live, writes Eliana Jordan.
By Eliana Jordan