Op-ed: What’s next for BDS on campus?

Clara McCormack and Eléana Ní Mhurchú from Students for Justice in Palestine discuss the campaign so far, and what is yet to come

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BDS is the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement against Israel, which aims to put tangible social and economic pressure on the Israeli state to comply with international law. It was launched in 2005 by over 170 Palestinian civil society organisations

Trinity needs more coordination and opportunities across departments

Electives and module choices should not be restricted so tightly to individual courses and departments

For a university that prides itself so much on the spirit of classical thinkers that graced its halls in ages gone by, Trinity’s range of educational opportunities can feel incredibly narrow and restrictive at times. Students come to historic, reputable

Using authenticity to battle the detrimental effects of Instagram

Realising the impact of social media on our mental health and taking steps to combat it is essential

Last year, after conducting some research for my Psychology class entitled “The Self in the Age of Instagram”, I took about three months off social media. The research correlated deteriorating mental health with the widely used photo-sharing app, and the

Stay or go: why should students stay in Ireland after graduation?

Between health, housing, and education — should students be leaving Ireland with their degrees?

These days, it can be difficult to decide how students should view Ireland as a part oftheir future. Recent surges of activism, progressivism, and a swell in youth votes have brought about a feeling of hopefulness for people, and a …

Graduate programs shouldn’t be our only vision of academic success

While many may feel pressured into undertaking postgraduate studies, pursuing a life outside of academia isn’t failing or giving up

At this time of final year, one of the best ways to strike fear into the hearts of myself and my Hamilton peers is with one question: “So, how are the masters applications going?” Upon hearing this, many students feel

Echo chambers and privilege

Debating remains an exercise in thought

Entering the GMB chamber as a first-time debate goer can be a terrifying experience. A committee of suit-wearing, wine-swilling students sit in the centre of the room, going through the confusing motions of “private business”, “public business”, and “oratory returns”.

We need to adopt common decency in our language use

Persistent discriminatory language use is a stain on Ireland’s progressive and inclusive culture

In his 1704 satirical work “A Tale of a Tub”, Jonathan Swift famously wrote that “words are but wind”. Swift was making a satirical attack on dissenting religious sects of the time, but the sentiment of his words remains ever