Brendan Zarkower

Assistant News Editor


87 Articles


Awkwardly stumbling into news

I have always been a bad writer. When I was in middle school, I remember a teacher telling me that my essays were too short, composed primarily of quotes and broken up...


Binghamton University junior arrested for possession of methamphetamine, fentanyl worth $10k

A Binghamton University student was arrested Friday for possession of approximately $10,000 worth of methamphetamine and fentanyl, a strong synthetic opiate. According to the New York State Police, Bryan Shin, a junior...


X-Fact'r, administrators meet with Binghamton Police after racist threats

In response to an incident of racial harassment that occurred on Binghamton’s West Side, students and University administrators met with representatives of the Binghamton Police Department (BPD) Tuesday, a day after students...

Off-Campus Events

Finding some happiness in a box of rocks

I walked into the Rock and Mineral Show with $6, a receipt from the Salvation Army and a $1 scratch-off in my wallet. I left with some amethyst, a small elephant statue...

Campus News

Racial harassment sparks sit-in

The Binghamton University X-Fact’r Step Team met with representatives of the BU Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) on Thursday to solicit the office’s support in the wake of an incident...


TEDxBinghamtonUniversity: Cevin Soling

Cevin Soling is a writer, scholar, music producer and award-winning filmmaker with master’s degrees from Harvard University in English and education. Soling’s TEDxBinghamtonUniversity talk, titled “The Truthiness of School,” discussed his view...

Restaurant Week Spring 2017

Spring 2017 Restaurant Week: Whole in the Wall

Eliot Fiks has been buying local since before it was cool, or as he likes to say, since “before ‘shop local’ was spelled with a capital L.” He opened Whole in the...

Campus News

Attempted assault brinigs reporting procedures to light

On Monday, Feb. 27, every student at Binghamton University received a B-Line Addition in their email inboxes. The message detailed an attempted sexual assault that took place on campus and offered a...

Campus News

Chick-N-Bap lamb over rice contained no lamb, only beef

According to founder Sung Kim, ‘14, Chick-N-Bap is the most popular spot for students in Binghamton University’s Marketplace. But since the end of last semester, customers who purchased lamb over rice may...


Q&A with Senator Chuck Schumer

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D) was on campus Thursday to announce more than $2 million in FEMA aid for Binghamton University as reimbursement for the 2011 flood damages to the UDC....