Columns

Column

If a Visually Impaired Person Seems in Need of Help, Offer it

We must strive to always show empathy and respect for one another, regardless of our differences, writes Sarah McGowan.
By Sarah McGowan
Column

Self-Improvement for the Procrastinators Among Us

Emma Donohoe lists some of her favourite forms of self-improvement for the more procrastination prone among us.
By Emma Donohoe
Column

Let’s Stop Using Politics As a Social Crutch. We Can Do Better

Sometimes at a party you just want to defend the lyrical depth of Harry Styles’s second album – not win an interminable political debate, writes Eimear Finan.
By Eimear Finan
Column

€250 Makes a Dent in Students’ Expenses, But the Impact is Somewhat Hollow

While the €250 grant may have been a move towards greater attentiveness to higher education, students grow ever more disillusioned by short-term solutions, writes Faye Curran.
By Faye Curran
Column

Joe Biden’s Election Will Yield Slow But Positive Results for Students

A Biden presidency will bring some normalcy back to life, and possibly substantial relief for students, writes Samuel O’Brient.
By Samuel O’Brient
Column

Holding the Schols Exams Online Will be Difficult, But Not Impossible

Creativity – both in how the exams are run and the questions asked – will be essential in running Schols exams online, writes Jane Cook.
By Jane Cook
Column

Homelessness During the Pandemic: Empathy is Important

Human contact – the feeling of being listened to – is important for those sleeping rough, writes Alma Rinaldi.
By Alma Rinaldi
Column

Trinity Education Will be Good for College – But Problems Linger

Replacing TEP with Trinity Education will not signal the end of TEP-induced problems, writes Emer Moreau.
By Emer Moreau
Column

Ireland’s Approach to the Pandemic May Have Long-Lasting Effects for Students

The economic harm done by the pandemic may well fall at the feet of groups like students – damaging the future of the country, writes Samuel O’Brient.
By Samuel O’Brient
Column

Today, Govt Ceded Ground to Third-Level Institutions Battling for Autonomy

Allowing universities to decide their fate in level five was a win for third-level autonomy, writes Molly Furey.
By Molly Furey