Emily Houston

ehousto1@binghamton.edu

21 Articles


Columns

Why do we elect representatives we disapprove of?

According to a Gallup poll, on the day of the 2018 midterm election, congressional approval was at a mere 21 percent. However, Americans that same day chose to re-elect 91 percent of...


Columns

Anthony Brindisi is the best choice for representative

Anthony Brindisi and Claudia Tenney are names I’m sure you’re all familiar with right now. Even if you’re someone who doesn’t follow politics and can’t fully tell the difference between Democrats and...


Columns

Professors should promote female students' participation

There’s something troubling I’ve noticed as I struggle (and fail) to stay awake through each of my classes here at Binghamton University, and I’m sure it’s something you’ve observed in some of...


Columns

Students should be proud to attend Binghamton University

In an article published in the Sept. 17 issue of Pipe Dream, I learned that Binghamton University rose to No. 80 on the list of “Best National Universities” and No. 32 on...


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Learning from lecturers can enhance students' education

For those of you who may have wondered where I’ve been for the last semester (yes, I know this is a total of precisely zero people), I took some time away from...


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Understanding the need for bail reform

The Eighth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution says that it is illegal for courts to require excessive bail as a term for the release of a defendant. Though the language stops short...


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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...