Emily Houston

ehousto1@binghamton.edu

15 Articles


Columns

FAFSA should expand to include 'independent' students

There are two simple reasons that most of us decided to attend Binghamton University — it’s a good school and it’s cheap. But even with its comparatively low cost of attendance, $24,000...


Columns

Voting in local elections is imperative

In 2009, a record low of 18.3 percent of eligible U.S. voters headed to the polls to cast their votes for their choice of mayor, county legislator, town supervisors, city council members,...


News

Missed connections

Binghamton University is known for its nontraditional dormitory style. While most universities have dorms that stand alone, BU living communities instead foster a closer environment within the greater campus community. But one...


Columns

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...


Columns

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...


Columns

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...


Columns

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...


Columns

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...


Columns

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...


Columns

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...