Kristen DiPietra

kdipiet2@binghamton.edu

37 Articles


Columns

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...


Columns

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,...


Opinions

Leading by stepping back

Throughout our four years in college, many of us will gain experience leading student organizations in some capacity. Our preconceptions of what it means to be a leader may be clouded by...


Advice Column

Dear Kristen 3/27: intimate initiator, unfair firing

Dear Kristen, My boyfriend is never in the mood to have sex. Although I don’t have an abnormally high sex drive, I’m always the one to initiate things and try to get...


Columns

Navigating your emotional affair

Cheating on a significant other does not always have to yield a steamy kiss or a sexual encounter with another person. It may not even require touching them. In its most sinister...


Columns

Mandatory participation harms education

In a lot of ways, college is no different than high school, save the caliber of work and the fact that students are more covert when they show up to class under...


Advice Column

Advice column 3/16: Tighty-whities, required troubles

I recently started seeing this guy and I’ve been having a great time. He’s sweet, smart and interested in what I have to say. We’ve hooked up a few times and it’s...