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It’s Inconsequential, But For Final-Years, Today May Be a Sad College End

Trinity was right to take steps against the coronavirus, and there are far more pressing issues, but today was still a sad day, writes Aisling Marren.
By Aisling Marren
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Why We Need to Break the Silence on Mute Tutorials

It could be Catholic guilt, but remaining studiously silent is a curiously absurd feature of Irish students in tutorials, writes Faye Curran.
By Faye Curran
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On Rent Hikes, the Provost is Cold, Disingenuous – and Wholly Illogical

The Provost's attempts to pre-emptively justify rent increases ended up highlighting ethical and intellectual missteps, writes Aoife Kearins.
By Aoife Kearins
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Want Politicians to Act Like Humans? Stop Treating Them Like Robots

Most people go into politics with good intentions, and treating them with contempt helps no one, writes Sárán Fogarty.
By Sárán Fogarty
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For this Government, ‘Looking to Tomorrow’ Means Serving Today’s Corporations

On higher education, the government's priority is not building a better future – it's creating a workforce to cement the status quo, writes Cormac Watson.
By Cormac Watson
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This Exam Season, Scrap the Textbooks – Legally Blonde is All You Need

Elle Woods is the heroine that I need and deserve, and that is why no exam season is complete without her words of wisdom, writes Aoife Kearins.
By Aoife Kearins
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This Week, Cut the Rent Blinked Under Pressure. Its Movement Could be Over

In kicking rent strikes down the road, Cut the Rent forgot that a small group striking is far better than no striking at all, writes Aoife Kearins.
By Aoife Kearins
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Mary McAleese’s Criticisms of the Church Are Really Just Apologism

Trinity students deserve a chancellor out for their own interests – not the Catholic Church's, writes Christopher Dignam.
By Christopher Dignam
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As November Closes, A Timely Re-Evaluation of Remembrance Day

It is understandable that the poppy has never caught on in Ireland – but wearing it should be viewed as a personal decision, writes Julie Leenane.
By Julie Leenane
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Why is the GMB the Domain of a Small Cluster of Societies?

Most societies have to struggle for space. It's not fair that the GMB exists primarily to serve the needs of the Hist and Phil, writes Aoife Kearins.
By Aoife Kearins