David Hatami

dhatami1@binghamton.edu

13 Articles


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Bringing back the local train station could revitalize Binghamton

At the end and beginning of every semester, most Binghamton University students face the challenge of traveling back to their hometowns from Binghamton and vice versa. While students do have some options...


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Off-campus students deserve reliable housing resources

Moving off campus, in many ways, is a student’s first step into the real world. Not the “real” world preached by parents when their child moves into a dorm — no, the...


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The meaning of the Trump presidency may evolve over time

This November’s presidential election will be, in many respects, the most consequential election of the century so far. President Donald Trump, while a highly divisive and controversial figure in current American politics,...


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Random drug tests should be eliminated for most jobs

Forced employee drug tests are an unwarranted, unsanctioned and unnecessary show of force and degradation imposed upon thousands of American workers every year. Not only are drug tests ineffective, but often act...


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Financial literacy is essential to student success

It’s common nowadays for college students to skip the finance section when reading the daily news on their newsfeed. It’s boring and filled with numbers, figures and line graphs. Contemporary terms like...


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The United States’ response to the coronavirus has been apathetic and dangerous

It’s the latest buzz on the streets. Everyone’s talking about it and it’s not getting any better. The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has now spread to every continent on Earth except...


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'Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood' provides a unique look into Hollywood

This week brought us the 92nd Academy Awards, which celebrates the best actors, actresses, directors, writers, designers and films in today’s moviemaking industry. Among the films nominated for Best Picture include “Ford...


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Explicit content warnings shouldn't deter artists from controversy

Controversy has always been a consuming influence when it comes to art, and when it comes down to the performing arts, music is certainly no exception. From N.W.A.’s “F**k tha Police,” “Killing...


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Rising anxiety rates are determinably linked to political issues

People no longer trust the government. People are scared of each other. Instead of admiring the beauty of life, people are dreading waking up in the morning. Suicide rates are up, we...


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Traveling the Middle East shouldn't be stymied by fear

The magnificent Hagia Sophia mosque in Turkey. The ancient city of Petra in Jordan. The timeless pyramids of Giza in Egypt. These wonders of the ancient world, dating back thousands of years,...