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After Normal People’s Emmy Nominations, Perceptions Misalign with Reality

Emmy nominations inevitably skew perceptions – both of Trinity and of Irish people, writes Anthony Bradley.
By Anthony Bradley
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Accents: A Cafe in Name, but So Much More in Trade

From first dates to bleary-eyed essay writing, for students, Accents has served as so much more than just a cafe, writes Eimear Finan.
By Eimear Finan
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A Higher Education Department is Welcome. Its Business-Oriented Slant May Not Be

Simon Harris's focus on higher education as an economic driver betrays a lack of interest in the more fundamental aspects of university, writes Emer Moreau.
By Emer Moreau
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How The University Times Adapted to a Lockdown

The problems faced by this newspaper weren't the biggest in the world, but we wanted to be the source of information for students and staff.
By Donal MacNamee
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Amid Outrage, Neither College or Scholars Come Out of Accommodation Fight Well

College bungled its announcement on whether Dublin Scholars get accommodation, but – no matter what – the situation is lose-lose, writes Faye Curran.
By Faye Curran
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Normal People is Flawed, But it Filled a Gap: Stories for College Students

The hysteria around Normal People is disproportionate, but it shows the lack of literature students can relate to their own lives, writes Molly Furey.
By Molly Furey
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Normal People Helped Me Come To Terms With The Loss Of My Sligo Accent

Aoife Kearins, a Sligo native, on losing your accent when you come to Dublin – and how Normal People inspired her to get back to her roots.
By Aoife Kearins
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I’m Due for Erasmus Next Year – I Need Trinity to Tell Me if It’s Happening

It might cause mass disappointment, but students need a decision from Trinity on its Erasmus and Study Abroad programmes, writes Faye Curran.
By Faye Curran
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I Made a Spotify Playlist of Every Song I Heard Sung Outside Botany Bay

A brief list of the sounds of Pearse St at night.
By Jessie Foley
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Clarity on Exams, But Muddier Waters for Colleges

The government's leaving certificate announcement today leaves colleges scratching their heads on many questions.
By Aoife Kearins