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Labelling University as “The Best Years of Your Life” Creates Unnecessary Pressure

Ellen Orchard argues that the pressure placed on students to enjoy university often detracts from the experience itself.
By Ellen Orchard
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In the Heat of the Abortion Debate, Respectful Discussion is in Everyone’s Best Interest

Abortion is a contentious issue in the Irish climate, but lazily and inaccurately representing the other side hampers campaigns and can distract from the real issues.
By Simon Foy
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Trinity’s Societies Need More Support, and It’s in Everyone’s Interest That They Have It

Societies are used to promote the College and untold hours of voluntary work is put into them, but their work is being made increasingly difficult.
By Simon Foy
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Why it’s Okay to not Live up to Leaving Cert Expectations

It can be the journey, the experiences or the college itself that end up being more important than your points, or your course.
By Simon Foy
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With Europe at a Crossroads, Younger Generations Must Reject Increasingly Polarising Forces

With populism and a lack of debate pervading political discourse, young people must fight back against increasing levels of fear and hate.
By Simon Foy
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We’ve Waited Long Enough, Decision on Cassells Report Must not be Delayed

The reports publication brings glimmer of hope to those opposed to loans, but swift decisions is needed.
By Simon Foy
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The Stakes in Student Politics Really Aren’t All That Low

In his last article as Editor, Edmund Heaphy writes that the “low stakes” quip thrown around makes a point that comes from a sound place, but misses the bigger picture.
By Edmund Heaphy
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Delay in Accommodation Offers Exacerbates Difficulty in Finding Somewhere to Live

Trinity's accommodation process is an impenetrable game of justification and waiting that hasn't been improved by this year's delays.
By Aisling Curtis
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A Newly Minted Alumnus at the New York Trinity Ball

Trying out adulthood among my fellow Trinity alumni at New York's most prestigious yacht club.
By Daniel O'Brien
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Mental Health Cuts are a Matter of Life or Death

Aisling Curtis argues that, as one in five young adults experience mental health difficulties, proposed cuts are directly targeting youth health.
By Aisling Curtis