Makoto Toyoda

Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

mtoyoda1@binghamton.edu

26 Articles


Music

Megan Thee Stallion raps on the good and the bad in highly anticipated album "Good News"

If you are looking for some new feel good music, tracks to hype you up during finals season grind, a pick-me-up amid this rollercoaster of a year—or all three—look no further than...


Restaurant Week Fall 2020

Fall 2020 Restaurant Week: Lost Dog Cafe & Lounge

If you ask any Binghamton local or Binghamton University student for restaurant recommendations, Lost Dog Cafe & Lounge is sure to make the list. Located on the intersection of Water Street and...


On-Campus Events

Binghamton Center for Writers hosts Distinguished Writers Series with poet Jericho Brown

On Thursday, the Binghamton Center for Writers hosted a virtual reading with poet Jericho Brown as part of its Distinguished Writers Series. The virtual series, which was presented this past week by...


Music

Quarantine throwback playlist

As we head into our third week of classes, it may slip students’ minds that we have fully transitioned to living a “new normal” in the age of the coronavirus. Although the...


Off-Campus Events

Downtown Courtyard Market brings diversity among local businesses

Every Tuesday evening, shoppers touting reusable grocery bags fill the Metrocenter at the intersection of Court Street and Washington Street for the Binghamton Downtown Courtyard Market. This seasonal market running from July...


Features

Black Lives Matter mural painted in Downtown Binghamton

Over the last weekend of July, at least 30 volunteers joined artist Kristen Mann, 30, of Binghamton, to create a street mural in Downtown Binghamton to commemorate the Black Lives Matter (BLM)...


Features

Board games provide social alternative for college students

Board games may not immediately come to your mind when thinking of activities for passing the time on weekends or unwinding after class. For most, they are a relic of the past,...


On-Campus Events

IISU's Tamasha brings romantic twist to annual cultural showcase

On Saturday, the Indian International Student Union (IISU) brought excitement and energy to Binghamton University with its annual South Asian cultural showcase, Tamasha. Students and family members packed the Chamber Hall from...


Off-Campus Events

Vestal Museum showcases Broome County's black history in "African Road"

In celebration of the start of Black History Month, the Vestal Museum displayed Broome County’s black history through a showcase of local artists at their exhibition, “African Road,” from 12 p.m. to...


Lifestyles

Tips to stick to your New Year's resolutions

New Year’s serves as an opportunity for many people to turn over a new leaf and motivate themselves for the year ahead. As the new decade begins, many students have reflected on...