Rachel Greenspan

Assistant Arts and Culture Editor


18 Articles


WHRW faces copyright issues

Since 1966, WHRW 90.5 FM has lived on as Binghamton University’s student-run, free-format radio station. However, the station’s tradition of offering disc jockeys free reign in music choice, from artist to genre,...


Finding home: 'The Wizard of Oz' makes new magic

While most are familiar with the tale of the yellow brick road, this semester’s Mainstage production of “The Wizard of Oz” takes more twists and turns than just a trip out of...


University plans to offer BFA in musical theatre

In the halls of the Fine Arts Building, among singers and dancers and actors, something’s missing — and the BU theatre department is set on fixing it. The department is currently undergoing...


'Belleville' examines race, relationships, immigration

From the first moment of “Belleville,” tension is palpable, shocking and disconcerting. The play opens to modern French reggae and a series of fights between Abby and Zach, where the lines between...

On-Campus Events

Show your pride on-campus on Oct. 11

This week, all students identifying as LGBTQ and as allies will be coming together to celebrate National Coming Out Day across campus. Beginning in 1988, in honor of the one-year anniversary of...

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...