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New, inclusive programs for gifted students alleviate segregation

Recently, New York City public schools — located in some of the most segregated school districts in the country — moved to phase out the gifted and talented program to replace it...


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College discourse on eating disorders is toxic

Editor’s note: This column discusses disordered eating and body dysmorphia, so readers should be advised.  “You’re withering away,” my roommate said with droopy eyes. I looked at my half-empty smoothie sitting on...


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The U.S. cannot recognize the Taliban as a legitimate government

Much has been said about the current situation in Afghanistan, but few have answered the question of what comes next. At the time of writing, two months after the terrorist group seized...


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Democrats should have passed the $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal would have allocated $3.5 trillion toward public infrastructure, jobs, internet access for all Americans and combating climate change via investment in clean, public transport. The bill included spending...


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Demonizing LSD prevents valuable research on health benefits

Modern day “hippies’’ claim we are amid a revival of the 1960s counterculture, an era known for its drug-fueled, antiestablishment cultural wave that flooded through the ’60s into the ’70s. There are...


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Nonreusable cutlery doesn't belong in BU dining halls

As a freshman with no car, no money and no idea how to navigate Downtown Binghamton, dining hall hopping has become a frequent activity for my friends and I. Living in Newing...


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Self-diagnoses are dangerous to internet users

Whether it be a headache or an unusual stomach pain, you most likely have found yourself scouring the internet trying to find the explanation behind some type of medical issue that you...


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Texas abortion laws reverse decades of progress

On Jan. 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Roe v. Wade, a landmark decision legalizing abortion across the United States. Roe v. Wade protects a woman’s right to seek an...


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Extremist police pose violent threats to society

Would you trust a police officer to report a crime if you knew they were a far-right extremist? A somewhat loaded question, I’m aware. But think about it for a moment —...


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Foreign elections are important to domestic issues

Germany and Canada just held important elections in September. But why should you care? While German and Canadian students may actually have the opportunity to vote for candidates in these elections by...


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Overpolicing gang-afflicted neighborhoods is unproductive

Politicians always try to address gang violence and the rising crime rates of cities, most of the time with more aggressive policing. This seems to be a huge hit with the public...


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Traveling is good for our health and wellness

2021 has definitely been a tough year for travel, but that should not discourage you from traveling in the future. With the COVID-19 vaccine being distributed around the world, the ability to...