Kara Bilello

kbilell2@binghamton.edu

33 Articles


Columns

Senior Column: Finding my identity

How the hell I pulled off two majors in three years is beyond me. What I do know, however, is that I’ve grown. I remember walking into my linguistic anthropology class freshman...


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Stop shaming students who don't yet have post-graduation plans

One of the most common questions that my friends and I are asked as seniors is “What are your plans after graduation?” For some of us, the answer is clearer than it...


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The census shouldn't invalidate people's identities

On March 30, Alex Wagner of The New York Times raised an issue that many seem to have forgotten about, even in light of the increased debate surrounding immigration: those not counted...


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College fitness practices can be toxic to mental health

I recently found a new podcast that I have quickly become enamored with: “Well and Weird” by Holly Lowery, whom I know from Cafe at 407 in Syracuse, a cafe dedicated to...


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Considering the mental health effects of the false missile alert in Hawaii

What would you do if you believed that you had only hours to live? On Jan. 16, The New York Times published an article titled “In Hawaii, Reacting to a False Alarm...


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In support of the graduate school applicant

After four weeks off, the expectation is for students to come back refreshed and ready to tackle a new semester. Yet, for seniors who are graduating in May, including myself, there was...


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Barbie perpetuates an unhealthy ideal body type

The notoriety of Barbie’s unrealistic body type is not a new phenomenon. Barbie’s body shape of a tiny waist, wide hips, large chest and tall height is found merely in “one of...


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Emotional-support animals should be allowed on campuses

An emotional-support animal is comfort. At the end of my 12-hour days, coming home to my cat, Zip, is not only calming, but vital to my well-being and high-level functioning. He isn’t...


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Making #MeToo count in the real world

Following the mile-long list of allegations of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein, the social media campaign #MeToo went viral two weeks ago. I’m sure that it is one that you have seen,...


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Supporting sexual assault survivors

On Sept. 19, Lindsay Wrobel, a senior at the University of Rochester, ended the sixth and final day of her hunger strike. However, this end was not in defeat; it was in...