Kara Bilello

kbilell2@binghamton.edu

26 Articles


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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...


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In defense of not drinking

“It’s Friday night, who’s hosting the pregame?” It’s a weekly conversation over text, in a group message, or in-person, as you’re walking down the Spine and see a friend. My Spanish professor...


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Expressing outrage in various forms

“If you are not outraged, you’re not paying attention.” This is the caption below a photo of Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old paralegal and activist, who was killed when a car bulldozed into...


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Bridging the undergraduate-graduate gap

A few weekends ago, I found myself with a close group of 10 writers in the basement of my dear professor, Joe Weil. We ate food that was homemade and soul-warming, shared...


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Taking too much credit

Last week, I was sitting in my kitchen with my best friend as we contemplated our return to university life: she would be returning to her dorm at Le Moyne College and...


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It's not time to stop standing

On Dec. 4, it was announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would halt their construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Notorious for costing $3.7 billion and spanning four states, the...


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Are we trigger-[warning]-happy?

When I scroll through my Facebook timeline, there is a plethora of trigger warnings with asterisks and capital letters. Recently, they have begun to have a large presence in the media. However,...


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Opening discussion

I grew up in a home where open discussions in a forum style were the norm; my parents created an environment where my brother and I, from an early age, were welcome...