Nicholas Walker

nwalker7@binghamton.edu

8 Articles


Columns

We convince ourselves that consuming alcohol is worth it — but it isn't

We are going through a drug renaissance right now — cannabis is becoming legal across the United States, nicotine has become prevalent among high school and college students and psychedelics are finally...


Columns

Watching a movie is not a substitute for reading a book

A feeling of anxiety, sadness and overall gloom takes hold of me; I dread what comes next. No, I am not referring to the start of the semester, but to the end...


Columns

Mindfulness should be implemented into our education system

We are never bored. We never run out of things to look at unless we lose signal, or — God forbid — our charger. We are either distracting ourselves during class, eating...


Columns

Recognizing the pros of psychedelic use

This holiday season, instead of celebrating with marijuana on 4/20, take some LSD in honor of Bicycle Day on 4/19 — the first-ever trip on LSD. The chemist who first synthesized lysergic...


Columns

Real environmentalists are vegan

There are too many fraudulent environmentalists in this country proclaiming their noble pursuit of caring for the planet, but not actually succeeding in doing so. The environmental movement has rightly focused on...


Columns

Addressing the misconceptions about plant-based diets

Nutritional interrogation is frequent among us vegans, but rare among the carnivores of the world. The constant questioning feels hostile, even if asked out of curiosity. Consistent onslaughts have driven me to...


Guest Columns

Hallucinogens should not be classified as Schedule I drugs

Many of us pledged to “just say no” to drugs in the D.A.R.E. program during our primary education years. We were brainwashed into thinking all drugs — and all people who use...


Guest Columns

BU should reopen on-campus pub

Have you ever been stranded in Downtown Binghamton on the weekends, forced to somehow travel the four miles back to campus at 3 a.m.? Have you ever had to pay money to...