Valerie Puma

Assistant News Editor

Vpuma1@binghamton.edu

60 Articles


Sex Issue 2020

For college students, friends are a resource on sex and relationships

When students move away from home and come to a new campus, their close friends are usually the ones they depend on most in important personal situations. According to Pipe Dream’s 2020...


Sex Issue 2020

Sex survey reveals most student sexual assault cases go unreported

In response to Pipe Dream’s 2020 Sex Survey, 173 anonymous students indicated that they have experienced sexual assault. Just 26 answered that they sought help afterwards. Kade Estelle/Design ManagerSexual Assault Reporting The...


Campus News

Students, faculty and community members honor Milton Chester with celebration of life ceremony

Students, faculty and staff celebrated the life of Milton Chester, assistant dean of students for off-campus programs and services at Binghamton University, at a memorial service held on Saturday in the Anderson...


Campus News

BU halts all faculty, student travel to China

On Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued updated travel guidance, recommending avoidance of all nonessential travel to the entire country of China. Following the update, Donald Nieman, Binghamton...


Community

Greenway raises residential concerns

At the proposed greenway project’s most recent public meeting on Jan. 28, nearly 300 community members filled the MacArthur Elementary School gymnasium. There, some expressed concerns for residents whose neighborhoods would be...


Campus News

BU enacts preferred first name policy

Over winter break, Binghamton University’s Division of Operations enacted a new chosen-name policy, which gives students and employees the opportunity to use a first name other than their legal or official name...


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...