Jacob Shamsian

Release Editor

2015 English and History


103 Articles

Guest Columns

Alumni Column: I didn't learn it all from Pipe Dream

In my sophomore year of college, I emailed a semi-famous journalist and editor of a small magazine I admire to ask for advice. I was starting to think that this whole journalism-as-a-career...

Guest Columns

Through journalism, a chance to find meaning in the lives of others

Though journalism may help me forget myself, Pipe Dream shaped me. Three years is a long time to spend in this office, and I wish they stretched further. Pipe Dream isn’t just ...

Arts & Culture

The life and death of a lab rat

Jordy, Timmy and the rest of the rats were water-deprived for 23 hours before each experiment, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so that they could learn to have water as a reward. ...


How to Dress Well to headline Moefest

The free music festival will be held on the Peace Quad starting at noon. ...

Campus News

Musicians sing and students swing at Bing Spring Fling

Saturday’s Spring Fling concert followed the recent trend of hosting wildly different types of musicians. This year, students got the chance to dance to a funk-rock band, a rapper and a mash-up...


J. Hoberman: Once a film student, now living the dream life

He’s taught film at Harvard, New York University and Cooper Union. In a list of the best movie critics of all time, Complex listed him at number five, writing, “Simply put, there’s ...


Binghamton's forgotten on-campus pub scene

The pub hosted open mics, a cappella groups and student bands. ...


J.K. Rowling's political side gets air-time in new mini-series

Rowling’s liberalism is the real subject in “The Casual Vacancy,” and it comes through onscreen. ...


Stephanie Courtney, 'Flo the Progressive Girl' actress, to speak at commencement ceremony

Courtney graduated from Binghamton University as an English major in 1992, and has since worked as an actress and improviser in “Mad Men,” “Tom Goes to the Mayor” and “2 Broke Girls,” ...


2015 Pipe Dream Sex Survey Results

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