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In College, Diet Coke Has Been My Constant Companion. It Will be Again

We're in scary times, but they're only temporary. Take comfort: the hiss of a Diet Coke can will again soundtrack our college lives, writes Eimear Finan.
By Eimear Finan
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Dear Leaving Cert Commentariat: We’re in a Pandemic. It’s Not About You

Compelled to comment on the leaving certificate, despite sitting the exams years ago? You’re betraying a lot about yourself, writes Faye Curran.
By Faye Curran
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Alcohol-Free Student Accommodation May Do More Harm Than Good

Alcohol-free student accommodation, while well intentioned, creates a myriad of problems, writes Christopher Dignam.
By Christopher Dignam
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In the Chaos of Coronavirus, Human Kindness Wins Out

Orla Murnaghan argues that the coronavirus is bringing many people together – and we must embrace a better vision of humanity.
By Orla Murnaghan
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Ditching Orals and Practicals Has Been Divisive. The Consequences Will Be Far-Reaching

The repercussions of scrapping orals and practicals could be massive for future college students, writes Aisling Marren.
By Aisling Marren
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Chasing Generation Z Into TikTok Mania

For Faye Curran, TikTok's explosion has exposed the divide between our generation and the next. Should we all just get with the programme?
By Faye Curran
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It’s Inconsequential, But For Final-Years, Today May Be a Sad College End

Trinity was right to take steps against the coronavirus, and there are far more pressing issues, but today was still a sad day, writes Aisling Marren.
By Aisling Marren
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Why We Need to Break the Silence on Mute Tutorials

It could be Catholic guilt, but remaining studiously silent is a curiously absurd feature of Irish students in tutorials, writes Faye Curran.
By Faye Curran
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On Rent Hikes, the Provost is Cold, Disingenuous – and Wholly Illogical

The Provost's attempts to pre-emptively justify rent increases ended up highlighting ethical and intellectual missteps, writes Aoife Kearins.
By Aoife Kearins
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Want Politicians to Act Like Humans? Stop Treating Them Like Robots

Most people go into politics with good intentions, and treating them with contempt helps no one, writes Sárán Fogarty.
By Sárán Fogarty