Comment & Analysis

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Editorial

Students Should Aspire to Pensioners’ Reputation for Electoral Punishment

Rather than begrudging their favour by the government, students should emulate the consistent and cohesive voting habits of their grandparents’ generation to avoid being overlooked.
By The Editorial Board
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Column

Counselling is Not the Best Option for Everyone, and That’s Okay

James Behan looks at how, as people become more open in talking about their mental health, different ways of talking suit different people.
By James Behan
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Analysis

“John Lennon must be turning in his urn”: Trinity English lecturers on Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize for Literature

Bard or barroom troubadour? Some of Trinity's top literature researchers wade into the debate surrounding Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize.
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Contribution

Is a University Qualification Necessary For a Prosperous Career?

Molly Flynn questions whether university is just a “rite of passage” for young people rather than an experience that greatly benefits them.
By Molly Flynn
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Column

Introduction of Philosophy at Second Level Should Be Seen as a Positive Step

The introduction of philosophy as part of Junior Certificate reforms gives students an opportunity to develop new skills not offered in other subjects.
By James Shaw
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Contribution

How My Crisis Pregnancy Changed My View on Abortion

Anna Murray discusses her experience with crisis pregnancy and argues that the eighth amendment negatively affects women in such a situation.
By Anna Murray
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Column

Students’ Unions Must Strike the Balance Between Voicing the Political and Representing the Student Body

Ellen Orchard examines the balance in students' unions between student-related issues and wider campaigns.
By Ellen Orchard
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Contribution

For Higher Education, Budget 2017 Displays a Short-Term Focus

While any investment is welcome given the ongoing crisis, €36.5 million is out of place given the government's hyperbolic rhetoric.
By Christopher McMahon
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Column

Those in Trinity With the Chance to Vote in the US Election Should Seize It

Simon Foy considers the vital role students will play in electing the next president and discusses the importance of overseas votes.
By Simon Foy
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