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Guest Columns

UCC’s resources capped due by SUNY; changes needed

The Binghamton University Counseling Center (UCC) recently announced a policy change that some reacted to with outrage. The switch to a brief therapy model is actually a wonderful thing, and I’ll explain why. While the University’s student population explodes in...

Open letter to the University, from Sodexo Union Representatives

Open Letter to Binghamton University Students: As the Labor Representative for the unionized food service workers at Binghamton University, I am writing to ask for your support in helping our members achieve a fair contract that calls for a livable...

Cutting UCC services benefit student body overall

After reading about how the “University Counseling Center (UCC) is cutting long-term counseling,” I nervously waited for my next therapy appointment. I was scared that I wasn’t going to get my needs met like I had been for the past...

Administration statement to student safety editorial

Pipe Dream has recently published editorials and articles about off-campus incidents involving assaults on Binghamton University students. The editorials questioned why the University did not provide alerts or notifications to the student body about these incidents and our commitment to...

Why I believe Trump’s candidacy is a good thing

I’m glad Donald Trump is running for president. I think the Trump campaign is valuable to America, and I think you’ll agree with me. Before I’m branded with a scarlet “T” and ostracized by anyone ready for Hillary or those...

Support boycott of Israeli academic institutions

On Friday, November 20, the American Anthropological Association (AAA) witnessed an historic victory at their annual business meeting, in which a landslide vote of 1040-136 supported a resolution that calls for the boycott of Israeli academic institutions. The opposing resolution...

Six degrees of separation

Have you ever heard of Six Degrees of Separation? Supposedly it would only take, at most, six steps to connect any two people in the world, from New York to London, London to Shanghai, Shanghai to Cancun. In our high-tech...

What the United States owes the Syrian refugees

When photos of Alan Kurdi, a three-year-old Syrian boy who was found dead on a Turkish shore, surfaced, the world was heartbroken and outraged. What could an innocent child have done to deserve such a death? Sadly, the answer is...

Letter from Provost Nieman

Students and faculty challenge one another, creating a rich intellectual environment that helps everyone grow personally and intellectually. In the past year, students at Missouri, Yale, Binghamton and many other universities have challenged us to remain true to our purpose....

Response: Violence should not be the method of peace in the Middle East

In his piece, Toivo Asheeke asks Binghamton to embrace the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel, a vibrant democracy in a sea of oppressive and dictatorial regimes, in response to recent Palestinian violence. “Hoping” that the current Palestinian “rebellion,”...