Comment

Trinity’s graduation process needs to adapt for today’s students

From ceremonies entirely in Latin to awarding degrees in descending order of merit, the entire process has become elitist and outdated

With yet another year’s graduations behind us, it’s long past the time where we need to examine just how we celebrate and commemorate the graduation of Trinity students, and what should be changed about the graduation process and the ceremony

Comment, Editorial

Editorial: The RONs that got away

Contributing Editor, Rory O’Sullivan, and Editor, Niamh Lynch, weigh in on the prominence of re-opening nominations as an option in this year’s TCDSU Comms race

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At the time of writing, there is a chance that, for the first time in recent memory, an unopposed candidate will lose an election to RON. Muireann Kane is polling at 56% among decided voters in the Communications and Marketing

Comment

Why has Ireland’s “yellow vest” movement failed to take off?

Through political, cultural, and social differences, the translation of France’s activist revolution can’t seem to empassion any support in Ireland

It’s a scary time to be an exchange student in France. With rising political tensions, there are weekly unavoidable protests right on our doorstep. Many Trinity students studying in France have come face-to-face with the gilets jaunes or yellow vests,

Comment

TEP must be criticised, but not discarded

Despite the obvious issues with this year’s implementation of TEP, improvements must be considered too

The Trinity Education Project (TEP) is a highly aspirational ideal of education reform for the College – possibly even more radical than the semi-semesterisation model introduced in 2010. Its aim to reduce the amount of assessments for students in order

Comment

Students are not at the centre of TEP

The Christmas assessments were cripplingly stressful

Trinity is renowned as Ireland’s most prestigious university. Boasting alumni such as Oscar Wilde, Edmund Burke, Bram Stoker, and other members of the Irish liberal literati, College often exists in the public imagination as something to be revered: a bastion

Comment

A manifesto for migration activism

Ireland’s unjustifiable mistreatment of refugees and immigrants is the next frontier for social justice

Ireland has a xenophobia problem. I believe that there is something in the national conscience that makes us think we are above this truth, partially or entirely. Perhaps it is because we are a former colony that experienced oppression at

Comment

Calling Uninest accommodations ‘luxurious’ is not helping the housing crisis

Living in premium student accommodation is not above the crisis, but more expensive than necessary for access to basic housing

Please stop calling Kavanagh court and similar housing options “luxury”. The term does not help yourself or the students who are struggling in the current housing crisis. I am a student in my second year of college who has lived

Comment

Shifting the conversation on housing

Misdirected and neglectful political and media treatment of the housing protest signal a government without scruples

Much of the public and media reaction to the recent occupation of city centre properties, and the subsequent law enforcement response, has been deeply disappointing. Commentators are too fixated on whether the protest was “legitimate”. There is an inordinate amount …