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Counselling is Not the Best Option for Everyone, and That’s Okay

James Behan looks at how, as people become more open in talking about their mental health, different ways of talking suit different people.
By James Behan
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Introduction of Philosophy at Second Level Should Be Seen as a Positive Step

The introduction of philosophy as part of Junior Certificate reforms gives students an opportunity to develop new skills not offered in other subjects.
By James Shaw
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Students’ Unions Must Strike the Balance Between Voicing the Political and Representing the Student Body

Ellen Orchard examines the balance in students' unions between student-related issues and wider campaigns.
By Ellen Orchard
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Those in Trinity With the Chance to Vote in the US Election Should Seize It

Simon Foy considers the vital role students will play in electing the next president and discusses the importance of overseas votes.
By Simon Foy
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Student Groups Move Towards Lobbying in an Attempt to Effect Greater Change

Simon Foy examines the shift away from protesting and towards lobbying that has taken place across the student movement in recent years.
By Simon Foy
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Míthuiscint agus Mearbhall ar an dá thaobh de Chás Uí Bhruic

Cuireann Christopher McMahon an díospóireacht chonspóideach faoi Ghaeilgeoir a chaill a phost in ord is in eagar.
By Christopher McMahon
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Reimagining the Education we get in Trinity: A Vice-Provost’s Journal

Vice-Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Chris Morash, discusses the new Trinity Education Project and outlines the effect it will have on Trinity’s approach to education in the first of a series of columns
By Chris Morash
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Trinity’s Attractiveness to Some Foreign Students is Largely Dependent on Forces Beyond Its Control

Loic Delorme discusses the benefits and pitfalls of the CAO application system and how it could be improved to attract foreign students to Ireland.
By Loic Delorme
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Zero-Hour Contracts Impact Negatively on Students and the Wider Workforce

James Shaw argues that zero-hour contracts are a detriment to students and examines alternative contracts that could benefit both employers and employees.
By James Shaw
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How the “Self-Assured” Student Can Prevent Open Discussion

Ellen Orchard argues that the most talkative person in a tutorial can often be the least likely to allow open discussion.
By Ellen Orchard