Kristen DiPietra

kdipiet2@binghamton.edu

42 Articles


Columns

Emotional-support animals don't belong on campuses

Science has long supported the benefits of pets on human emotional and cognitive health. For veterans readjusting to life after serving, elderly patients in nursing homes and hospitals or children with autism...


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Understanding feminism in the wake of the accusations against Harvey Weinstein

Amid the “shocking” allegations and exploits that have emerged from the recent Harvey Weinstein scandal, one response stood out above the rest. “The Big Bang Theory” star and proclaimed feminist Mayim Bialik...


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Appreciating modern horror movies

Halloween is upon us yet again, and with it comes plenty of spooky movie nights in which we ask a friend to accompany us to the bathroom lest a monster creep out...


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Indicting ignorance

In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, communities across the southern United States and the Caribbean are struggling to regain what has been lost. Houses, families and livelihoods have been obliterated...


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Letting go of your goals

Hello, and for those of you who are new to Binghamton University, welcome. For the underclassmen still donning Cornell sweatshirts and clinging to the very slim possibility that you will transfer there...


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Generation stingy?

“Sorry, I already ate,” I say, blushing, as I admit to my friends that I’d rather scarf down three-day-old leftovers than spend $20 eating dinner in a restaurant. “Maybe I could just...


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When everyone's a star

If the internet’s taught us anything, it’s that anyone can become famous, so long as they find their niche. In the past few years, pretty nobodies have made lucrative careers as Instagram...


Advice Column

Advice 5/1- Mad World

Recently, I’ve been so bummed with all of the terrible news in the world. Between North Korea, Syria and Venezuela, there’s just so much violence and cruelty in the world. I want...


Advice Column

Advice 4/27 - Anger at home

My mother is a very aggressive woman. I love her and she’s a great mom, but when she doesn’t get her way, she screams and shouts until she does. She’s abrasive and...


Columns

Pity the pitbull

It’s happened to many of us: you’re walking down the street and see a big, menacing pit bull. You cross the street to avoid the potential dangers associated with this particular breed,...