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This year’s TCDSU elections saw students favour experience over soundbites

With the new sabbatical team now chosen, it is clear voters were swayed by institutional knowledge and capability rather than outsiders

Thursday saw the conclusion of the TCDSU’s sabbatical elections. Following two weeks of solely digital campaigning, Leah Keogh, Bev Genockey, Greg Arrowsmith, Sierra Mueller Owens, Aoife Cronin and Emer Moreau were elected to the roles of President, Education Officer, Ents

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Our treatment of Britney Spears shows little has changed for women in the public eye

The recent documentary, Framing Britney Spears, has unearthed a disturbing normalisation of sexism, and regressive attitudes towards mental illness

“Name something Britney Spears has lost in the past year.” To raucous laughter and applause, the answers “her hair,” “her dignity” and “her husband” were called out on a 2008 episode of the popular game show, Family Feud. This succinctly …

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Candidates will need to give it their all to impress at the final hustings of the campaign

Media and Equality hustings scrutinised candidates on the finer details of their campaigns

As the first week of campaigning came to a close, sabbatical officer candidates were afforded the opportunity to explore their manifesto points in depth at Thursday’s Media hustings and Friday’s Equality hustings. While Ents candidates and the sole Comms candidate

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Council Hustings pushed the candidates in a way this election needed

Some candidates stood out while others still need to distinguish themselves, writes Grace Gageby

Nearly ninety minutes of rapid, probing questions at last night’s Council hustings saw sabbatical hopefuls put on the spot. The candidates were questioned on engagement, housing, diversity and post-pandemic student life, as well as a sea of other topics raised

Arts & Culture

How the light gets in

As Leonard Cohen’s documentary ‘Words of Love’ is remembered, his infamous work haunts years passed

On the night of the US presidential election, Leonard Cohen was trending on Twitter, with hundreds of thousands praying for the materialisation of Cohen’s famous lyrics: the coming of democracy to the US.

The song saliently captures the wry cynicism …

Societies

Sunday longread: Societies lean into 2021

Although the pandemic has transformed society life, there’s still plenty to get involved with come January

Alongside the transition to virtual learning, Covid-19 has seen Trinity’s vibrant society life move to exclusively online platforms. While some societies have been hit harder than others, committee members and college bodies have endeavoured to maintain a sense of normality

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The celebritization of politics is deeply corrosive

The reduction of politics to entertainment, bite-sized trivia and personality clashes is antithetical to constructive conversation and meaningful change

Joe Biden’s election as the 46th President of the United States has led many to hope that this marks the end of what has been labelled “Trumpism”. Aside from referencing Trump’s policies and views, this is broadly used to refer …

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No country for young tenants

While hailed by Minister for Housing, Darragh O’Brien as a “housing for all” document, Budget 2021 demonstrates an unambitious approach to protecting renters

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, third-level students have undoubtedly been disregarded. While the transition to online learning is necessary to curb the spread of Covid-19, many have criticised both the government, and the colleges themselves for taking so long to announce