OPINION

Don’t apologise if you can’t come to the phone right now: Why boundary setting in friendships is important

Don’t apologise if you can’t come to the phone right now: Why boundary setting in friendships is important

In an ever-changing world of lockdowns and restrictions, it is okay to be apprehensive of your friends’ attitudes. We imagine exciting and emotional reunions, but this time is also a great opportunity to lay some ground rules. Social media has exacerbated our availability to be on-hand and counsel everyone’s problems, but sometimes all you need is space.

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Women and the Military: The unequal burden of war

Women and the Military: The unequal burden of war

The image of Western military powers as an emancipatory force for women has been promoted for over a century, yet ultimately could not be further from the truth. Historically, Britain and other European powers have attacked the rights and undermined the autonomy of women in colonised countries.

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Accepting and Adapting: A Note on COVID-19 Context

Accepting and Adapting: A Note on COVID-19 Context

This time last year, little did we think we would be in a position of worldwide quarantine, rendered helpless at the mercy of a deadly virus. Even more so, could we ever have pictured all that would go along with something that affects us and our lives to this scale?

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COVID-19, Mental Health and the ‘Blame Game’

COVID-19, Mental Health and the ‘Blame Game’

In the second episode of Shauna and Orla’s series, they dive into students’ mental health as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Discussing what impact the pandemic has had on them personally, and how they imagine younger students have been affected, they also touch on the so-called ‘blame game’ and how young people have been labelled the ‘scapegoats of the pandemic’.

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Post-colonialism, decoloniality and Trinity’s troubled past

Post-colonialism, decoloniality and Trinity’s troubled past

Universities across the globe are actively decolonising their curriculums off the back of recent movements and realisations. Trinity College Dublin has launched a two-year-long investigation into its historic links to slavery and colonialism in an attempt to free itself from its deep-rooted systems of colonial oppression. But how can this be achieved?

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