Emily Houston

ehousto1@binghamton.edu

12 Articles


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Taking the politics out of teaching

As the sentence-long attribution reads at the end of this article, I major in political science. By declaring this major, I know that I committed to daily lectures on the study of...


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Examining the Binghamton University wage gap

We’ve all heard about the wage gap: the fact that men make a higher salary than women based off of their aggregate pay for the year. The current gender pay gap is...


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The president's silver lining

On Nov. 8, 2016, I was a member of the group of infuriated Americans suffering from an extreme disappointment. As anything but a supporter of our new president, I didn’t envision any...


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Coming to our senses

There’s an epidemic rampaging throughout the world of heterosexuality, one that dates all the way back to Adam and Eve and exists just as prevalently today: orgasm inequality. According to a 2014...


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Elevating evaluation

During the final day of classes last semester, I remember walking out of the classrooms of the Student Wing and Lecture Hall feeling disgruntled. While I had made it through another semester...


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How allowing sorority parties can reduce sexual assault

Last February, I wrote a column outlining the misogyny that exists in the fraternity system. With staggering statistics — such as where fraternity brothers are 300 percent more likely to commit sexual...


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Election 2016: As a danger to women, Pence trumps Trump

In light of Sunday’s presidential debate, it’s evident that there are a number of things to be anxious about regarding the future of politics in the United States — the main source...


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University's tobacco-free policy is a step in the wrong direction

On Aug. 1, 2017, Binghamton University will officially become a tobacco-free campus. An initiative started by the SUNY system, BU will join 70 percent of other SUNY schools that have some level...


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Hillary Clinton supporters should stick to issues

From the year of 1789, our country has been run by 44 presidents with a very common feature: they all belong to the male gender. With this overwhelming presence of testosterone, our...


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More needs to be done to address fraternal misogyny

In the past year, the media has been plagued with news headlines reflecting the poor behavior of fraternities as related to women. In a world where gender inequality is still a prevalent...