Valerie Puma

Assistant News Editor

Vpuma1@binghamton.edu

54 Articles


Campus News

Pro-Israel display met with criticism

After learning about air strike attacks on Israel last week, members of Bearcats for Israel and Binghamton University Zionist Organization (BUZO) planted around 500 small red flags along the Spine to represent...


Campus News

Students fail to turn out for fall concert

Student attendance at Thursday’s fall concert was noticeably low, with most of the Events Center left empty. According to Joseph Gallagher, an investigator with Binghamton’s New York State University Police, the department...


Campus News

Faculty hiring freeze lifted after 335 days

For 335 days, Binghamton University departments endured a hiring hold in an attempt to offset fiscal challenges the University is facing. Now, the hold has been lifted, according to a Dateline announcement...


Campus News

March for Our Lives encourages civic engagement through voting

Gearing up for local elections in November, the Binghamton University chapter of March for Our Lives (MFOL) held a general body meeting to discuss gun violence prevention and the importance of researching...


Campus News

Center for Civic Engagement, student organizations table for Constitution Day

To celebrate Constitution Day on Tuesday, Binghamton University’s Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) joined College Republicans and College Libertarians to table on the Spine to spread knowledge about the Constitution and the...


Restaurant Week Fall 2019

Fall 2019 Restaurant Week: Craft

Around the corner from the hustle and bustle of Court Street, the atmosphere of Craft is welcoming to all Restaurant Week attendees. Upon entering, my photographer, Anastasia, and I were given the...


Off-Campus News

76West's Clean Energy Competition offers $2.5 million prize for Southern Tier clean energy startup

A $2.5 million cash prize is on the line as this year’s 76West Clean Energy Competition enters its fourth and final round of judging. The New York State Energy Research and Development...


Off-Campus News

Planned housing complex set to open for students, faculty in Johnson City

Since Binghamton University’s completion of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SOPPS) in fall 2018, the Johnson City Revitalization Project has torn down old properties and replaced them to expand the...


Off-Campus News

'Trail of Truth' honors lives lost to substance use, raises awareness on addiction

In 2014, Alexis Pleus lost her son to an overdose. And on Saturday afternoon, she joined hundreds of community members at the Peacemaker’s Stage in Binghamton to honor him on International Overdose...


Campus News

University Union basement renovations see delays, office displacements

As returning students step on campus for the first days of classes, some may notice that a portion of the University Union basement is closed. As renovations take place behind the barriers,...