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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
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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