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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

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...


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...


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

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...


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

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...


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

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...


Columns

I've truly enjoyed my experience at Binghamton

When I started at Binghamton University three years ago, I was somewhat disappointed. I went to Vestal High School and was hoping I’d end up somewhere more — how do I put...


Guest Columns

The fight against state 'tampon taxes' is misguided

A woman walks into a drugstore. She brings three items to the checkout counter: Tootsie Rolls, Tylenol and tampons. On which of these products will she have to pay a tax? The...


Staff Editorials

Editorial: If you take a shot, don't take the wheel

As the dreary weather that characterizes Binghamton winters comes to an end, students are beginning to take advantage of everything the newfound sunshine has to offer. This includes the numerous bar crawls...


Staff Editorials

Editorial: Disturbing the peace

On Friday, WHRW 90.5 FM, Binghamton University’s student-run radio station, received frustrating news. Moefest, the station’s annual music festival, scheduled for Friday, will have to move from its planned location on the...


Columns

US has nuclear excess

We are far removed from the days of Bert the Turtle, the friendly cartoon creature who taught the “Duck and Cover” method to protect them from nuclear explosions. Yet, while Bert and...


Columns

Students choose jobs for salary, not fulfillment

In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson states that the three unalienable rights for all are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But what happens when this last one is taken...


Columns

Listen to other party's opinions

Last week on line to vote in the primaries, I befriended an enthusiastic young man, waiting to perform his patriotic duty. He asked me which party I was registered for, to which...


Columns

Reach out to people who matter before it's too late

A few weeks ago, I thought about one of my favorite high school teachers. Her name was Mrs. Killeen and I had her my junior year. I don’t remember many specifics from...


Columns

NY primaries unfair

Growing up and learning about democracy, I always felt lucky. Nothing sounded better to me than the freedom and equality that democracy offers and I felt proud to be a part of...


Columns

Clothing choices do not justify sexual assault

While home for a few days and feeling generous, I offered to run across the street and pick up some overpriced frozen yogurt from Pinkberry for my family. As I was heading...