Alexandra Mackof

News Editor


112 Articles


No news isn't always good news

I first stepped into the Pipe Dream office in September of 2013, and I hid in the corner. I liked to write, sure, but I would be damned before I considered putting...

Campus News

Students occupy Couper Administration Building in protest of blue-light system

“We’ve started referring to it as a dystopian ‘Home Alone.’” Heading into the 80th hour of occupying the Couper Administration Building, Farihah Akhtar, a junior majoring in political science, described what she...

Campus News

'Take Back the Night' Rally addresses sexual assault misconceptions

The Women’s Student Union (WSU) hosted Binghamton University’s fifth annual Take Back the Night rally Friday evening in Downtown Binghamton. The event coincided with annual marches nationwide, inspired by Take Back the...

Drug Issue

When the weed grows in Binghamton

Alone in an empty classroom after hours, no one would suspect that the student diligently doing homework also regularly sells quarter-pounds of homegrown marijuana. Wishing to remain anonymous, he said he prefers...


TEDxBinghamtonUniversity: Ranier Maningding

Pipe Dream spoke with Ranier Maningding, a Filipino-American advertising copywriter and writer for The Love Life of an Asian Guy (LLAG), a social media platform devoted to discussing race, politics and pop...

Campus News

Student dies off campus

A Binghamton University freshman died off campus on Saturday, March 18. Nineteen-year-old Conor Donnelly was from Pearl River, New York. The Binghamton Police Department (BPD) responded to the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity...


Winter Storm Stella causes two consecutive snow days

Students received two days off from classes this week thanks to a Binghamton University first — 31.1 inches of snowfall in a 24-hour period. The campus community was notified of Tuesday’s class...

Campus News

International students affected by Trump's executive order

On Jan. 27, President Donald Trump signed an executive order temporarily banning travel from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia. Reactions erupted almost immediately, with the effects of this ban...


More than 50 represent Binghamton University at Women's March on Washington

Holding signs with messages like “Black Women Matter” and “If it isn’t intersectional, it isn’t feminism,” over 50 Binghamton University students and faculty members boarded a bus to the District of Columbia...


Student Congress 12/5/16: Final SA Congress of Fall 2016

Student Congress met on Monday for its last meeting of the semester. The Student Congress schedule for spring 2017 was approved, the Student Association (SA) vice president for academic affairs (VPAA) election...