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Empathy Can Save the World – We Just Have to Let It

It is only through empathy for others' plight that we can bring about social change, writes Eliana Jordan.
By Eliana Jordan
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Fee Certainty Is Not Enough to Quell the Northern Ireland CAO Tumble

The fall in applications from Northern Ireland is sure to continue amid uncertainty and there appears to be little the Irish government can do about it, writes Matthew Murphy.
By Matthew Murphy
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How Modern Spirituality Transcends Social Boundaries

Young people should embrace their spirituality and whatever it means to them, writes Eliana Jordan.
By Eliana Jordan
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This Women’s Week, Remember: Now Is No Time to Rest on Our Laurels

Electing an all-female TCDSU sabbatical team was a powerful statement of intent, but there is more work to be done, writes Kathleen McNamee.
By Kathleen McNamee
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The Unexpected Benefits of Couchsurfing

Living closer to College would be more convenient, but it can be a wholesome experience staying on friends’ couches, writes Jack Synnott.
By Jack Synnott
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Feeling the Fear in Final Year

As the end of College draws nearer, final-year students are hit with panic, writes Matthew Murphy.
By Matthew Murphy
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Our Generation is Being Upstaged by Children

The urgent action being taken by young climate activists is inspiring, writes Ciannait Khan, but it also shines a light on students’ lacklustre efforts.
By Ciannait Khan
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The Burkean’s Mission Has Changed. Conservatives Are Right to Worry

The Burkean's rebrand this year has been matched by an ominous shift away from conservatism and into populism, writes Matthew Murphy.
By Matthew Murphy
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A Surge in Female TCDSU Candidates is Cause for Celebration

Eliana Jordan reflects on the recent surge in women running for election in the union and what that means for Trinity's female students.
By Eliana Jordan
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Striking Nurses’ Demands Are Far From Extreme

Students should show empathy for nurses, as they fight against poor working conditions, writes Jack Synnott.
By Jack Synnott