Elizabeth Short

eshort1@binghamton.edu

13 Articles


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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...


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Kavanaugh’s appointment is a slap in the face for sexual assault survivors

On Thursday, Sept. 27, nearly 20.4 million people across the nation tuned into both cable and broadcasting networks to watch Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee against Supreme...


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Defacing Nike brand apparel is not an effective form of protest

This month, Nike released both a video and photo advertisement for the 30th anniversary of its “Just Do It” campaign. The athlete chosen to represent the brand? Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback...


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Older actors make unrealistic teenagers

Coming-of-age movies are a staple in most teenagers’ lives. The recent resurgence of teen-led rom-coms and television series has seen shows covering darker, more real topics and having realistically diverse casts. However,...


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Catholic clergy members should condemn corrupt priests

Religious fervor and fanaticism are things most people associate with issues like foreign terrorism, secluded communities and even cult-based crimes. They usually aren’t things most Americans associate with Christianity, the most popular...