Oprah should not be the US President

Her Golden Globes speech was inspiring, but that does not qualify her for leadership

I’m sure I wasn’t the only woman who got goosebumps upon hearing the climax of Oprah Winfrey’s acceptance speech at the 2018 Golden Globes. Met with a standing ovation from her fellow Hollywood elites, Oprah proclaimed: “for too long, women

HEAD2HEAD: Gun regulations in the US

For – Emma Rodgers

Nothing will change if gun laws stay the same. Americans deserve to be safe, but bearing arms does more harm than good

After the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school in December 2012, everyone hoped that

Student loans: a blight that we should not spread

The current UK setup can be a painful ordeal for many, and should by no means be used as a model for Ireland

Following the €47.5m increase in higher education funding in the budget, three options have taken centre stage as possible structural solutions to university funding crisis in Ireland: a state-funded system, in which student contributions are abolished, increased state funding with

Christmas and the homelessness crisis

At Christmas time, we must to remember those with no home to go to.

In recent weeks, An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, has claimed that Ireland has a low level of homelessness compared to Ireland’s “peer countries”. There are various methods and measures that Ireland’s “peer countries” use to measure the rate of homelessness, so

Christmas isn’t just about family

We need to think about others this Christmas, not just those closest to us

Four years ago, on the night before Christmas Eve I posted on facebook that I didn’t think my family could go for another two hours without someone bursting into tears (as a joke). Roughly five minutes later, my then eleven

In defence of arts degrees

The focus on STEM courses produces graduates who can’t think as critically about society

The Arts Block/Hamilton divide is evident here in Trinity. These two main sections of campus give rise to two totally different cultures: the fashionable, eccentric Arts Block versus the practical, grounded Hamilton. Just last week, I, a humble student of

Kevin Keane’s focus on Repeal is killing student activism

Kevin Keane’s cynical focus on Repeal has come at the expense of improving student life

In many ways, the “Fresh” debacle is typical of TCDSU’s actions this year. Every student received a self-congratulatory email implementing a change that no one seems to have wanted, and with Kevin Keane’s name conspicuously at the bottom of the

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