Michael Harel

mharel1@binghamton.edu

10 Articles


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Your vote can be the deciding factor in close races

Whether or not you vote Tuesday will make the difference in one of the most tightly contested national congressional races in the country and ultimately determine the political course of our country....


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Students should prioritize their mental health

It should not be surprising that widespread knowledge regarding mental health is lacking, but hopefully it is upsetting. Understanding of mental health is especially important in a college community where the population...


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BU should offer long-term mental health services

With one in four adults in the United States experiencing mental illness and 75 percent of mental health conditions beginning by the age of 24, the University Counseling Center (UCC), located on...


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Anti-Semitic groups should not be given a platform on college campuses

“We know that Zionism is ethnic cleansing, destruction, mass expulsion, apartheid and death, but it is also something very tangible. The reason we can have hope is that Zionism is a human...


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Reconsidering the intentions behind the United States' action in Syria

Last Sunday, four individuals were randomly murdered in a Waffle House in Tennessee. The following day, 10 innocent pedestrians were murdered in a terrorist attack in Toronto. With senseless attacks occurring seemingly...


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The importance of utilizing mental health services

To those reading this who are struggling to get by each day, who can’t seem to make it to class or get their work done on time, who may have difficulty forming...


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BU needs more kosher eateries

Imagine Binghamton University Nite Owl, giant chocolate chip pancakes on Sunday mornings or getting lunch at the Marketplace. The kosher-observant students at BU can never experience these priceless moments. Meals are how...


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The United States should invest in public health worldwide

We are in the last two weeks of classes and stress levels are reaching their peak. In times like these, it is easy to get bogged down in all our work and...


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Denouncing anti-Israel sentiments in academia

Seventy-nine years ago today in Nazi Germany, 91 Jews were murdered, more than 1,000 synagogues burned and over 7,000 Jewish businesses destroyed. This day became known as Kristallnacht — the night of...


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BU should rename the Watson School

Thomas Watson is the pride of the Binghamton area: He is the man who started the internationally recognized and revolutionary company International Business Machines (IBM) out of Endicott, and whose name is...