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Loan Schemes May Be Third-Level’s Best – and Most Equitable – Option

Abolishing fees sounds great, but in reality it would force the most vulnerable fund the education of the middle classes, writes Jack Synnott.
By Jack Synnott
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The Government’s Inertia on Cassells Is Now Bordering on the Absurd

Four years since immediate action was called for in higher education, we're still no closer to even the beginnings of a decision, writes Jack Synnott.
By Jack Synnott
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In Local Elections, Ógra Fianna Fáil Has Disregarded Diversity

The youth wing of Fianna Fáil has seemingly failed to push some of their most impressive young women to the fore, writes Kathleen McNamee.
By Kathleen McNamee
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Not Having Children May be the Ethical Choice. Here’s Why

The potential collapse of civilisation makes having children look increasingly like a self-interested endeavour, writes Ciannait Khan.
By Ciannait Khan
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Empathy Can Save the World – We Just Have to Let It

It is only through empathy for others' plight that we can bring about social change, writes Eliana Jordan.
By Eliana Jordan
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Fee Certainty Is Not Enough to Quell the Northern Ireland CAO Tumble

The fall in applications from Northern Ireland is sure to continue amid uncertainty and there appears to be little the Irish government can do about it, writes Matthew Murphy.
By Matthew Murphy
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How Modern Spirituality Transcends Social Boundaries

Young people should embrace their spirituality and whatever it means to them, writes Eliana Jordan.
By Eliana Jordan
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This Women’s Week, Remember: Now Is No Time to Rest on Our Laurels

Electing an all-female TCDSU sabbatical team was a powerful statement of intent, but there is more work to be done, writes Kathleen McNamee.
By Kathleen McNamee
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The Unexpected Benefits of Couchsurfing

Living closer to College would be more convenient, but it can be a wholesome experience staying on friends’ couches, writes Jack Synnott.
By Jack Synnott
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Feeling the Fear in Final Year

As the end of College draws nearer, final-year students are hit with panic, writes Matthew Murphy.
By Matthew Murphy