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The Government’s Shouting about Gender Equality Feels One-Note

Minister Mary Mitchell O'Connor is right to tackle gender disparity in academia, but her silence on other pressing issues is conspicuous, writes Ciannait Khan.
By Ciannait Khan
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Are Social Media and Clean Eating Curbing our Drinking Habits?

With so much of our lives lived online, Alanna MacNamee asks: are we so taken up with our internet selves that we have less need to go out?
By Alanna MacNamee
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Awareness Campaigns Are Not Enough. College Must Invest in Mental Health

TCDSU should focus its efforts not on awareness campaigns but on lobbying for increased investment in key services, writes Alanna MacNamee.
By Alanna MacNamee
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Relax, Jordan Peterson, Your Freedom of Speech Isn’t Under Threat

Rumours of the demise of free speech on campuses are greatly exaggerated, writes Alanna MacNamee.
By Alanna MacNamee
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It’s Time to Stand Up Against Climate Change

If there's a single movement to get behind, it's environmentalism as nothing else matters if we have nowhere to live, writes Eliana Jordan.
By Eliana Jordan
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Joe McHugh is Inheriting a Higher Education Sector Riddled With Problems

The new Minister for Education, Joe McHugh, must breathe fresh life into a department that has suffered from inertia, writes Matthew Murphy.
By Matthew Murphy
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The Case for Speaking Up in Tutorials

Tutorials are for your own benefit. Share your ideas to avoid the awkward silences, writes Eliana Jordan.
By Eliana Jordan
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Thanksgiving Offers a Reminder of All That’s Left Behind

Thanksgiving brings home to international students the sacrifices involved in choosing to study away from home, writes Eliana Jordan.
By Eliana Jordan
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When the Novelty of First Year Wears Off

Coming into second year can be disappointing after the whirlwind of excitement in first year , writes Eliana Jordan.
By Eliana Jordan
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A Tobacco-Free Campus Would Stigmatise Smokers

It's smokers' right to choose what they want to do with their bodies and a smoke-free campus would achieve very little, writes Alanna MacNamee.
By Alanna MacNamee