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Random drug tests should be eliminated for most jobs

Forced employee drug tests are an unwarranted, unsanctioned and unnecessary show of force and degradation imposed upon thousands of American workers every year. Not only are drug tests ineffective, but often act...


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Editorial: Real estate therapy

Binghamton University has recently purchased a facility in Johnson City, which is set to be used as an annex to Glenn G. Bartle Library, storing books that have been removed from their...


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BU should consider the creation of a "Greek row" to create a safer atmosphere for students

The term “frat house” has been in our vocabulary for a very long time. This first official fraternity housing was built in Michigan as a one-story “lodge,” long before the stereotype of...


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Right-wing news outlets mischaracterize terrorism

Since the war on terror began, extremism has been a much more conscious concern for many. Terrorism has been a global threat in the past and is back in the news with...


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We must reevaluate our understanding of Zionism

As a Jewish Democrat from New York, I find myself thinking about U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez quite a lot. I watch the video discussing her experiences with misogyny in the workplace, particularly...


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In a critical election, abstaining from voting is a privilege

With less than one month until the 2020 presidential election and around two weeks left to request an absentee ballot, voting has become a popular topic of discussion on campus. As these...


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Free speech should not be used to push a political agenda

On Oct. 8, Pipe Dream reported that Binghamton University is being investigated by the Department of Education for allegedly failing to protect the free speech rights of conservative student groups. Two months...


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The commodification of information has made news even more partisan

In today’s digital age, further bolstered by the COVID-19 pandemic’s widespread and various limitations, Americans turn to online news sources more than any other type of outlet. However, complementing this rise in...


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Thrift store "gentrification" is a symptom of a broken clothing industry

It’s undeniable — the secondhand clothing movement, brewing since the mid-2010s, has become mainstream and is well on its way to making waves. Though fast-fashion giants like Fashion Nova, SHEIN and Forever...


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America must reexamine its history with a critical, objective lens

Amid the racial inequities revealed through the coronavirus pandemic and the multiple killings of unarmed Black people by police, the United States has come to “[a] moment of reckoning,” as described by...


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TikTok’s potential for political activism shouldn’t be underestimated

This Tuesday, The Washington Post’s TikTok account, @washingtonpost, uploaded a video to the platform reminding users that the first presidential debate of the 2020 election season would be aired in a matter...