Jessica Gutowitz

Opinions Editor

jgutowi1@binghamton.edu

18 Articles


Columns

The monopoly on eyeglasses needs to end

I have been wearing eyeglasses since I was three years old. Seventeen years worth of glasses have racked up quite the bill. And I’m not alone — according to the Vision Council,...


Columns

Our Second Lady should not participate in discriminatory institutions

Teaching is, undoubtedly, an extremely difficult job, and I honestly admire anyone who signs on to deal with snot-nosed tots and unmotivated teens. Teachers not only have the task of imparting knowledge,...


Advice Column

Dear Jessica 6/23: fearing friendlessness; managing meal money

Dear Jessica, I am one of the only students from my high school attending Binghamton University, so I will hardly know anyone on campus when I start in the fall semester. I’m...


Advice Column

Dear Jessica 5/3: Internship anxiety; summer body blues

Dear Jessica, I am super excited for my internship this summer. It’s in a field that I really want to work in, but I’m really nervous because it is my first one....


Columns

Services for Students with Disabilities must do more to accommodate students with disabilities

Some of you may be familiar with the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) office, which provides students with disabilities with the accommodations that will help them to learn as effectively as...


Columns

TV has the power to bridge political divides

As I watch “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” on YouTube every Monday morning, I imagine someone who is conservative at home somewhere raging at their screen. Oliver’s biases and political predilections,...


Columns

Why aren't people with disabilities represented in media?

People are becoming increasingly aware of the lack of representation in media of historically underrepresented groups — women, people of color and the LGBTQ community. Many activists have stepped up to demand...


Advice Column

Dear Jessica 3/12: reclusive roommate; dorm room dinner

Dear Jessica, My roommate is great — he’s nice, clean and respectful. The only problem I have with him is that he seems to never leave the room! He has a much...


Advice Column

Dear Jessica 2/8: Hookup hardships; meal plan management

Dear Jessica, I’ve always thought of myself as a “relationship person.” I had a boyfriend for three years back in high school, but we mutually ended things my freshman year. Since coming...


Advice Column

Dear Jessica 1/29: major mayhem; cannabis concerns

Dear Jessica, I’m a junior here at Binghamton University and I’ve still yet to hone in on a specific career field that I want to go into. I spontaneously declared a major...