Valerie Puma

Assistant News Editor

Vpuma1@binghamton.edu

52 Articles


Community

As Broome County sees high number of opioid deaths, experts stress caution

On March 27, Broome County Executive Jason Garnar declared a state of emergency in response to the high number of drug-related deaths in the month of March, with six fatalities occurring within...


Campus News

Harpur College, SA launch crash course series to give students technical skills

On Sunday, more than 20 students met in the Zurack Center in the Glenn G. Bartle Library for a Harpur Crash Course workshop called “Connecting with Audiences in the Social Media Era,”...


Campus News

Mental Health Outreach Peer Educators hold "Stress Reduction Extravaganza" for students

While students study during the period between midterm and final exams, Binghamton University’s Mental Health Outreach Peer Educators (M-HOPE) organized a “Stress Reduction Extravaganza” including club tabling, music, yoga and therapy dogs,...


Campus News

Binghamton University sees decrease in first-year applications

For the 2019-20 academic year, Binghamton University is seeing a decline in the number of incoming applications. For the 2015-16 academic year, applications numbered at 30,615, for 2016-17, at 32,105 and, for...


Community

Town-Gown Advisory Board meets for second time this year, but lacks details on proposal progress

Coming together for the second Town-Gown Advisory Board (TGAB) meeting of the year, city officials, community members, professors and students were met with a presentation on Binghamton University’s plans to revitalize areas...


Campus News

New student group aims to expedite charity work through apps

Although there are dozens of organizations at Binghamton University that focus on community service and fundraising, it was not until the club Charity in the 21st Century began last month that students...


Sex Issue 2019

Sugar dating increases among college students

Looking at the average student loan debt for more than 30 seconds might send students spiraling into self-doubt regarding how they could possibly afford college. Some might begin entertaining the idea of...


Campus News

Panel discusses incarceration, prison reform in the United States

According to the World Prison Brief, the United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world, a statistic that students and faculty discussed on Thursday in the Mandela Room. The talk,...


Campus News

OCCT considers charging students who vomit on blue buses

Binghamton University’s Off Campus College Transport (OCCT) may begin charging students for vomiting on the blue buses starting next academic year. According to Glenell Jaquez, public relations coordinator for OCCT and a...


Campus News

Human rights rally aims to open discussion on international issues

To celebrate Universal Human Rights Month this December, resident assistants in Newing College held a human rights rally on Thursday in Broome Hall. The RAs, along with representatives from Binghamton University’s Campus...