Jillian Forstadt

Contributing Writer


21 Articles


Lorde grows up and out on “Melodrama”

See another take on the album here. “I’m 19 and I’m on fire.” Lorde creates brilliant electricity in both the music and messages of her sophomore album, “Melodrama.” Almost four years after...


High-tech Incubator in Downtown Binghamton invites entrepreneurial success

In January 2012, New York state Senator Chuck Schumer stood on the corner of Hawley and Carroll streets in Downtown Binghamton, bracing himself against the winter wind and promising to seek federal...

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Decker to offer Healthy Practices Clinic for tobacco users

Starting on Aug. 1, Binghamton University’s campus will be tobacco-free. For the many students and faculty who will be affected by this change of policy, the Decker School of Nursing is providing...

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Big brands strengthen caffeine presence at BU through student recruitment

Caffeine, the most widely used drug on the planet, is consumed by college students both early in the morning and late at night. Products containing the drug are now more accessible to...


Westside blue-light system faces criticism from community groups

In February, Binghamton Mayor Rich David announced an initiative, funded by Binghamton University, to extend the blue-light system to West Side Binghamton. The plan, however, was met with criticism from residents and...

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Solidarity workshop focuses on activism in the face of oppression

On Monday evening, Binghamton University College Progressives held a workshop on solidarity to discuss and exemplify how one can stand with others to promote activism and call out oppression. About 40 students...

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Student Congress 3/27/17: Election rule changes, Judicial Board nominees

Judicial Board nominees were confirmed and the election process was revised at the most recent meeting of the Binghamton University Student Congress last Monday, March 27. The meeting began with a moment...

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BU Libraries in process of collecting artifacts from local Women's March

More than 2,000 people participated in the Women’s March on Binghamton in January, alongside over 600 sister marches happening around the world. Now, Binghamton University Libraries is creating a collection of artifacts...

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BU administrator to become president of Catholic Schools of Broome County

Elizabeth Carter has been a devoted member of the Binghamton University community for more than 40 years. Now, the assistant vice president for student development will end her time at BU to...

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University recieves two seven-figure donations

Binghamton University received two seven-figure donations within the last two weeks, both in honor of professors who have served the University for many decades. The first donation was made by professor emeritus...