Arts & Culture

Super Bowl 2012 commercials lackluster

While for some people Sunday represented the biggest football game of the year, for others it represented a completely different battle — the Brand Bowl. The day of the year when companies...


Arts & Culture

Target: High fashion, reasonable prices

It used to be that designer clothing was either only for the rich and famous or an investment purchase. Thankfully, that is no longer the case. Since the economic bubble burst in...


Arts & Culture

Lessons learned as a Binghamton freshman

Being a freshman in college can be daunting at times. You’re in a new place with new people, and sometimes it can take a while to get into the swing of things....


Arts & Culture

Dorm items you shouldn’t go without

The last few weeks of summer before the fall semester are similar to those last few weeks of the holiday season. Instead of crazed parents buying the latest trendy toys, there are...


Arts & Culture

Figuring out the best roommate for you

It’s that time of year to choose one of the most important aspects of college life — where to live. For many upperclassmen, that means confirming leases on apartments. For most freshmen,...


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Making friends on your floor isn’t as hard as you’d think

Maybe you’re a transfer student, a freshman still getting your bearings or just extremely shy, but regardless of your status it’s possible that you’ve yet to meet all the people who live...


Arts & Culture

Solo living no more: getting used to your roommate

Those who live in a fairy tale world may believe that dorm life is like a Disney movie, where good always prevails over evil and things work out in the end. But...


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Shredding the “Freshman Fifteen”

Last June, I had to buy several pairs of new pants, and I’ll tell you why: during my freshman year, I gained 25 pounds. Ridiculous, I know. I saw the “Freshman 15”...


Arts & Culture

Pre-gaming protocol in the dorms

As classes drone on, many students drift to thoughts of the weekend, counting down the hours until they can drink, dance and forget about the dreadfully long syllabi they were just handed....


Arts & Culture

Dealing with your roommate’s relationship the right way

Living with another person comes with its set of issues to work through, but what happens when your roommate is in a relationship? It can be hard to set boundaries, but if...