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By Selling Its Naming Rights, Trinity is Selling Itself Short

Selling naming rights to campus buildings is the sad, but not unexpected, result of a university left with nowhere else to look to for funding.
By Simon Foy
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To Protect Students and the Financially Vulnerable, we Must Review the Institutions That Harmed our Economy

Sean Barrett argues that a greater understanding of economics and a closer monitoring of the institutions that brought the IMF to us is necessary for our country.
By Sean Barrett
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TCDSU Has Every Right to Campaign on Political Issues

James Shaw argues that TCDSU's political capital should be used to advocate for change within wider Irish society.
By James Shaw
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Despite a Successful Student March, Obstacles Remain

With something tangible to fight against, this year's demonstration was notably successful, but fighting for a publicly funded system in this climate presents many obstacles.
By Simon Foy
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The Ambiguous Role of the Class Representative

Loic Delorme argues that although the role of a class representative is a multi-faceted one, representatives should take a greater interest in Council and student politics in general.
By Loic Delorme
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Trinity Will Fundamentally Change the Way it Assesses its Students

The Vice-Provost, Chris Morash, discusses how College is looking to change the way it assesses students by moving away from final summative exams towards a more formative approach.
By Chris Morash
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Exploring the Link Between Getting a Master’s Degree and Improving Your Employability

Kate Lawler argues that an increasing number of employers are placing a greater emphasis on practical experience over a postgraduate qualification.
By Kate Lawler
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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