Rachel Greenspan

Assistant Arts and Culture Editor


13 Articles

Off-Campus Events

Students, community jam out at third annual Porchfest

The streets of the West Side of the city of Binghamton were filled with community members listening to local musicians and chatting in the sun during the third annual Porchfest on Sunday...


The danger behind '13 Reasons Why'

When I was in high school, during the steady popularity of Tumblr, I noticed a growing trend among my peers: depression and self-harm. People would repost images onto their Tumblr pages of...


From Chappelle to Schumer, comedy specials that are worth streaming

With the stress of the end of the semester comes the need for relaxation and letting go, and for many students, relaxation comes in the form of Netflix. But watching your favorite...


Mainstage brings the 19th century to the present

“We need another act,” and so begins Act 2 of “Lady Windermere’s Fan.” In this Binghamton University Mainstage play, nothing is left unsaid. The farcical Oscar Wilde play revolves around the complicated...

Drug Issue

Cannabis offers more than just a way to get high

While hemp doesn’t make you high, the cannabis-based plant can affect your body in other ways. Hemp is popular as a component of textiles, foods and lotions. As the plant does contain...


Hamilton Mixtape 2.0: Broadway soundtracks to try next

Though we all want to be in the “The Room Where it Happens,” most Binghamton University students will not have the chance to see “Hamilton: An American Musical” on Broadway in the...


BU theatre department challenges itself in 'A Lie of the Mind'

“Ordinary is empty.” In Sam Shepard’s play “A Lie of the Mind,” Beth thinks playing pretend is better than being real, and uses this quote to tell her family so. Beth is...


Celebrating an ode to Binghamton

A lively group of Binghamton residents came together on Thursday night to celebrate “Around Binghamton (Images of Modern America),” a new book by Binghamton local and Binghamton University alumnus Jim Maggiore, ‘78....


From book-hungry Bearcat to novelist

Imagine this: Tomorrow, you open your mailbox to find a mixtape addressed to a girl who lives in the apartment below yours in a trendy Brooklyn neighborhood. When you go downstairs to...


Music department updates 'The Mikado' with modern twist

Giggling girls, farcical stage combat and jabs at President Donald Trump: Welcome to the wild world of “The Mikado.” Binghamton University’s music department joins with the Summer Savoyards, a local theatre group,...