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In Lockdown, Place – and Space – Seem More Important Than Ever

Aoibh Ní Chroimín on the value of perusing the local in lockdown – and the prospect of a joyful reunion with Dublin when it ends.
By Aoibh Ní Chroimín
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FOMO is Part of College, But It Shouldn’t Stop Us From Doing What Makes Us Happy

Getting tonsillitis nine times in 18 months can give a college student invaluable perspective on FOMO, writes Ella Connolly.
By Ella Connolly
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In Quarantine, I’ve Taken Up a New – If Old – Hobby: Letter-Writing

Letter-writing might have gone out with the war for most people but, mid-lockdown, Faye Curran has rediscovered its joys.
By Faye Curran
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Trinity Students Need to Give Tourists A Break

Tourists – with a few exceptions – are a charming reminder of how beautiful our campus is, writes Aisling Marren.
By Aisling Marren
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Lockdown is a Time to Reignite Old Friendships, Not to Write Your Novel

We are being told to write a novel or learn a language during lockdown, but how about we care for our neglected friendships, argues Molly Furey.
By Molly Furey
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What’s In A Name? For Irish People, Potentially A Lot

For Aoibh Ní Chroimín, the introduction of fadas for Trinity ID cards made her consider what her Irish and English surnames meant to her.
By Aoibh Ní Chroimín
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In College, Diet Coke Has Been My Constant Companion. It Will be Again

We're in scary times, but they're only temporary. Take comfort: the hiss of a Diet Coke can will again soundtrack our college lives, writes Eimear Finan.
By Eimear Finan
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Dear Leaving Cert Commentariat: We’re in a Pandemic. It’s Not About You

Compelled to comment on the leaving certificate, despite sitting the exams years ago? You’re betraying a lot about yourself, writes Faye Curran.
By Faye Curran
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Alcohol-Free Student Accommodation May Do More Harm Than Good

Alcohol-free student accommodation, while well intentioned, creates a myriad of problems, writes Christopher Dignam.
By Christopher Dignam
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In the Chaos of Coronavirus, Human Kindness Wins Out

Orla Murnaghan argues that the coronavirus is bringing many people together – and we must embrace a better vision of humanity.
By Orla Murnaghan