Elizabeth Short

eshort1@binghamton.edu

17 Articles


Advice Column

How to make college unique to you

First things first, congrats on getting into Binghamton University! I’ll admit BU may have been one of my top choices, but it wasn’t exactly my dream school. I had originally planned on...


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We must respond to climate change with urgency

This Monday was Earth Day, and in the 49 years we’ve been celebrating the holiday, the basic message of those celebrating has stayed the same: Save the planet. However, with increasing evidence...


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Students of color deserve to feel protected by their university

Many Binghamton University students are outraged as a result of the University’s response, or lack thereof, to the shooting of local restaurant owner Shakeel Khan. Khan was shot at approximately 10 p.m....


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We must do more to support those affected by gun violence

A mass shooting happens, lives are lost, discourse on the cause is opened up, thoughts and prayers are sent and we slowly go back to normal. We go about our daily lives....


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If found guilty, Jussie Smollett’s actions are abhorrent

The country listened in horror as “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett released news that he had been the victim of a vicious hate crime. He claimed that two individuals approached him, hit him,...


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Discriminatory policies put LGBTQ lives in physical danger

A few years ago, during the previous administration, it seemed that the rights and freedoms for LGBTQ individuals were becoming more and more discussed. The legalization of gay marriage in the United...


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Criminalization of black youth persists both locally and nationally

On Jan. 15, just about five miles away, four female students at East Middle School were allegedly strip-searched during school hours. The four African American students, all of whom are 12 years...


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Is "canceling" culture toxic?

It’s no secret that celebrities are just like us. They go grocery shopping, pay taxes and even struggle with issues like mental illness. One other way that celebrities are just like us:...


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Florida's Amendment 4 is a step in the right direction

While everyone was encouraged to vote on Nov. 6 in the past few weeks, not everyone’s ballot looked the same. Candidates and open positions varied from state to state, and depending on...


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Comedy shows that rely on offending others aren't funny

It’s common knowledge that stars’ behavior behind the scenes can have drastic effects on what we viewers get to watch at home. Despite amassing nearly 18.4 million viewers on the night the...