David Hatami

dhatami1@binghamton.edu

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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,...


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Netanyahu’s new plans for Israel are dangerous

On April 9, Israel held its general elections, also known as the Knesset elections. Held every four years, these elections are very significant. They can signal the end or beginning of a...


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Recognizing the benefits of socialism

Socialism has long been a subject of much taboo here in the United States. Following World War II, the world plunged into a gloomy era marked by the beginning of the Cold...


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Is it OK for artists to cover other musicians?

Artistic originality has long been a subject of critical debate. When it comes to musicians covering material from other musicians, performances are usually met with particular enthusiasm and acclaim from regular listeners....