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How long do you spend online every day?

Caoimhe Gordon reflects on how many hours we actually spend on our smartphones and how that is affecting lives across the world.

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“As a post in the popular Reddit, Shower Thoughts put it: ‘How many miles have I scrolled on my phone?'”

Recently I attended a lecture, simply entitled “Doing business in China” which offered interesting insights into the differing business practises …

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March for Education: observations from afar

Newsfeeds were filled with content from the March of Education this week. Caoimhe Gordon explains how reflecting on education at home leads to comparisons to the situation students on Erasmus find themselves in today.

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This week, Dublin city came to a standstill as thousands of determined students made their intentions as clear as that Wednesday morning and marched for Free Education. They tossed aside their timetables, they decorated posters with gusto and witty captions. …

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Coping with culture

Hannah O’Brien-Møller explores the phenomenon of culture shock as experienced by herself and others upon moving to Dublin.

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Stepping off the plane from Brussels with an anxious mother in tow, I thought I was totally prepared for life in Ireland. I am, after all, half Irish. I have many Irish relatives and I’d visited Dublin countless times before

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Our next great shame?

Following a recent visit to the Direct Provision centre in Mosney, Stacey Wrenn provides us with an insight into the difficult existence of those in the asylum system

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Over 3,000 students will walk through Front Square during Fresher’s Week and feel the mix of excitement and anxiety that college life brings for the first time. Friends will be made and library fines will add up, but there is

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A prescription for our ailing two-tier health system

Eóin Ó Murchú explores the roadmap to universal healthcare in Ireland

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If you don’t know where you’re going, no road will take you there, or so goes the saying. In 1947 Noel Browne, Trinity graduate of medicine, was scuppered in his attempts as Minister for Health in implementing the Mother and

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An education in fiction

Dearbháil Clarke speaks to author Dave Rudden about his new novel, Knights of the Borrowed Dark, and his experiences of college.

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The most memorable authors are the ones who have a personality that shines through their prose. The titles of my favourite childhood books have all blurred together with age – but I’ll never forget the mischievous tones of Roald Dahl,

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Life in the Library

Caoimhe Gordon discovers the vital information, the acceptable behaviour and the hard truths of spending time in the library, the place to be this exam season.

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“Sure, isn’t it ironic!” I heard a young culchie say to his pal as they wandered into the area referred to only as the purple couches one sunny March day. “The library would be actually be a lot more helpful …

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Trinity and the Rising

Jake Trant considers what role Trinity played during the Easter Rising 100 years ago.

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100 years ago, Dublin was rocked by the outbreak of the Easter Rising. Trinity unavoidably played a central role in this due to its strategic city centre location. Because of its unionist tradition, Trinity stayed loyal to the British government.

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How inner-city community gardening projects are making a difference

D. Joyce-Ahearne speaks to Rian Coulter, a founder of the NCAD Community Garden Farm, and residents of the Grangegorman Community Collective about urban gardens in Dublin city centre.

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The NCAD Community Garden Farm was founded on a site which, according to former NCAD Students’ Union member and one of the garden’s founders, Rian Coulter, was “a complete cesspit of absolute urban hazards”. The garden, which is next door

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Slacktivism to Activism: Human Displacement and the Refugee Crisis

Jessie Dolliver explores the disconnect today between taking action and pledging online support to a cause.

FEATURESThis event, coordinated by the Graduates Student Union, focussed on the disconnect between activism – “simply taking action to affect social change”- and the growing phenomenon of slacktivism- “actions performed via the internet in support of a political or social

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