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In AARP, USI has a Roadmap for Single-issue Advocacy

Defeating fees and loan schemes means selling a compelling narrative and getting students to vote.
By Daniel O'Brien
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Failing to Offer Promised Modules Jeopardises Student Degrees

James Shaw argues that failures in the provision of funding for higher education means College can’t pay for the degrees students signed up for.
By James Shaw
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It May Come as a Surprise, but Trinity Needs to do More to Support Students Beyond Academics

Addressing the findings of a recent survey, in which College fares poorly at helping students with non-academic needs.
By Tom Myatt
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The Transgender Community Deserves to Tell its Own Stories

Although awareness of trans rights is improving on campus and worldwide, Paige Reynolds argues that failure to feature trans actors on screen must be addressed.
By Paige Reynolds
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The Case for Staying in This New Year’s Eve

Why one writer wants to avoid the clubs, the weather, and the forced merriment.
By Paige Reynolds
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Voter Registration Reform Could Enhance the Democratic Process

Laura Harmon argues that Ireland’s voting process is outdated, unwieldy, and puts people off registering to vote.
By Laura Harmon
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Trinity’s Track Record of Women in Higher Academic Positions is Worryingly Poor

Aisling Curtis argues that, while gender equality in higher academic positions is poor worldwide, Trinity really needs to improve.
By Aisling Curtis
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Body Image Pressures are Dangerous for Men Too

Paige Reynolds argues that the stigma attached to male vanity exacerbates other body image problems.
By Paige Reynolds
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The Likelihood of a Loan Scheme Does Not Require Silent Acceptance From Students

There is no logical reason for TCDSU to vote against a mandate.
By Daniel O'Brien
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At Missouri, Students are Mad as Hell. What Can We Learn from Them?

Colm O’Donnell looks at student protests in Missouri University – which have resulted in the resignation of its president.
By Colm O'Donnell