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Navigating Political Correctness in College

Ellen Orchard explores the pitfalls of the word 'problematic', but also looks at how the idea can be used to open up conversations on political correctness.
By Ellen Orchard
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It is High Time We Legalised Cannabis

Efforts to change how the drug is classified in Ireland have largely focused on decriminalisation, but its time we take steps towards legalisation.
By Kevin Donoghue
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The Current Campaign to Repeal the Eighth is Fatally Flawed

Simon Foy argues that the campaign to repeal the eighth amendment needs some major reforms if it is to win a referendum.
By Simon Foy
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The Increasing Corporatisation of Trinity Threatens to Undermine Its Core Function as a University

Trinity and Irish universities remain seriously underfunded by the state, but sacrificing collegiate values in favour of commercialisation presents many problems.
By James Shaw
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When Rethinking How We Teach Undergraduates, We Have to Think About the Big Picture

Vice-Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Chris Morash, discusses how College aims to keep the big picture in mind while looking at each course and how its assessed.
By Chris Morash
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Irish Travellers Should be Recognised as an Ethnic Minority

James Shaw makes the case for Irish Travellers to be recognised as an ethnic minority and argues that their fight for equality is an anti-racist struggle.
By James Shaw
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"Locker Room Talk" Does Not Excuse Sexual Assault

Kate Lawler argues that joking about rape and sexual assault promotes a culture that normalises these serious crimes.
By Kate Lawler
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By Selling Its Naming Rights, Trinity is Selling Itself Short

Selling naming rights to campus buildings is the sad, but not unexpected, result of a university left with nowhere else to look to for funding.
By Simon Foy
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To Protect Students and the Financially Vulnerable, we Must Review the Institutions That Harmed our Economy

Sean Barrett argues that a greater understanding of economics and a closer monitoring of the institutions that brought the IMF to us is necessary for our country.
By Sean Barrett
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TCDSU Has Every Right to Campaign on Political Issues

James Shaw argues that TCDSU's political capital should be used to advocate for change within wider Irish society.
By James Shaw