Staff Editorials

Editorial: Spring 2016 report card

Student Association: C The SA has had a whirlwind of a semester. After the first month back from break brought with it a tumultuous series of events, they did their best to...


Columns

A final farewell from Pipe Dream's Editor-in-Chief

Without Pipe Dream, Binghamton University would have been a vastly different place for me. ...


Columns

BU should take responsibility for problems caused by student housing

It is no secret that Binghamton University is a huge asset to the Southern Tier, creating hundreds of jobs, bringing engaged students from diverse backgrounds to the community and bolstering hundreds of...


Columns

Chemistry, environmentalism helped me find myself

One of the more common greetings we hear in college is “what’s your major?” This question, asked as an icebreaker, is used to find common interests or classes. I answer that I’m...


Columns

Photography grounded me and helped me discover what I wanted out of my college experience

There have been many clever and original senior columns I could attempt to outdo, but all I want this to be is a thank you note to my friends and family, a...


Columns

So a guy walks into a newspaper office . . .

How do I start this? I don’t really think that I have anything particularly exciting, inspiring, or insightful to talk about, and it’s not like Fun Page was the harbinger of social...


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I found family at Pipe Dream

A little known fact about me is that I love quotes and one of my favorites goes that “home isn’t a place, but a feeling. It’s where the people you love say...


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Don't take your Binghamton experience for granted

I remember exactly where I was when I read Marx’s “The Fetishism of Commodities” — bear with me, this won’t be about dead philosophers — my freshman year. I was in the...


Columns

Letter to the Editor: Response to Lemonade Article

Upon reading Haralambos Kasapidis’ article about Beyonce’s visual album, Lemonade, I was left unsatisfied. The article was surface level, liberal, and with the exception of once or twice mentioning Beyonce being a...


Columns

Surviving summer vacation

As the school year is winding down, many students are counting the days until they can pack up their things and return home. The thoughts of seeing loved ones, eating home-cooked meals...


Staff Editorials

Editorial: Uprooted

Since 1975, the Roots Café, operated by the Food Co-op at Binghamton University, has provided campus-goers with organic, locally grown meals. The relatively low prices are made possible with help from a...


Columns

All beliefs merit respect

In fourth grade, our elementary school hosted an election. The goal was to help us all develop our own opinions while learning to respect others. It was the year of Bush versus...


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Election season remind us necessity of staying civically engaged

With election season upon us, I’m reminded why I truly hate politics. That’s not to be confused with me saying I hate the government or specific politicians. I just hate politics and...


Columns

Religious organizations should not be tax exempt

Nobody likes paying taxes. Nobody likes spending more money than they have to, particularly when times are tight. Nonetheless, taxes are the bedrock of the American economy because they allow for infrastructure...


Guest Columns

Response to Anita Raychawdhuri’s 4/26 column on the NYS Democratic primary

On Tuesday April 26, I had the pleasure of reading an opinion column by Anita Raychawdhuri regarding the New York state Democratic primary. Her argument was interesting and well-thought out. However, I...


Columns

Ready to face change

When I thought about what I wanted to write for my senior column, I looked back at a blog post my mom wrote almost four years ago: “I find myself preparing for...


Columns

Transferring to BU was one of my best decisions

When I was 18 years old, I walked onto the campus of SUNY Oneonta an anxious college freshman extremely unsure of my surroundings, and sort of looking forward to what that fall...


Columns

BU gives you the opportunity to pursue your interests

Looking up prospective colleges, I came across the Pipe Dream website. It was the only college newspaper I had seen that fascinated me. I was not considering writing for a paper when...


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As it turns out, home is where the heart is

Last summer, my mom and I became homeless. Mom had been out of work for several months and the waiting list for public housing in my hometown is a year long, so...


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College is full of weirdos

Normally, I’d use this space to tell you about butt sex or better ways you can eat out your girlfriend, and for the last two years it’s been one of my favorite...