Makoto Toyoda

Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

mtoyoda1@binghamton.edu

33 Articles


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...


Lifestyles

Power through finals with advanced napping tips

Whether it’s in between classes, on the weekend or in the library, we’ve all tried to catch up on some z’s that we missed out on the night before. Napping has always...


Features

Cinema Society of Binghamton explores narrative filmmaking

Whether your “thing” is skateboarding with your friends on the Spine, doing stand-up comedy, leading student activism or eating cheese, there seems to be a niche for every student at Binghamton University....


Features

Ask a professor: What are you reading?

If you have ever taken a college course, you know that professors have a love for learning, especially about the things they teach. Moreover, they usually have a love for reading about...