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We convince ourselves that consuming alcohol is worth it — but it isn't

We are going through a drug renaissance right now — cannabis is becoming legal across the United States, nicotine has become prevalent among high school and college students and psychedelics are finally...


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Is sacrificing sleep worth a better grade?

We’ve all been there before: staring at computer screens until the early hours of the morning, stuck in the rat race we call college, tottering between calling it quits or grinding for...


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Diversity is needed within the size-inclusive community

I recently visited the website of the clothing brand Reformation to see what the trendy and luxurious, yet sustainable company had to offer. In a paragraph describing the Reformation design process, the...


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Ethics classes should be a core requirement for all BU schools

Ethics classes can help prepare students for what their degree looks like in the real world. Not only does this help students, it also can have a positive effect on new hires...


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Rising anxiety rates are determinably linked to political issues

People no longer trust the government. People are scared of each other. Instead of admiring the beauty of life, people are dreading waking up in the morning. Suicide rates are up, we...


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Letter to the Editor: In response to Stella Huang's Oct. 10 column

The response to the recent federal ruling that Harvard does not discriminate against Asian Americans in their admissions process has been extremely polarizing in what was already an intense debate about the...


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Perpetuating misconceptions about sex in other cultures is a toxic practice

Girls’ bars. Love hotels. Anime porn. These are just some of the key Google search results of Japan’s eclectic sex industry, known by most, yet experienced by few. As a mixed-race Japanese...


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Breastfeeding in public needs to be normalized

Binghamton University recently installed a Mamava Pod, a place for new mothers to breastfeed their babies in private, in the University Union. Public breastfeeding has been a long-standing and controversial issue, so...


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Rescue pets are the perfect fit for college students

For those of us who are still students living on campus, a pet of our own isn’t something we can have in the near future, no matter how much we may want...


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The Blue Lives Matter movement is more than just an attempt to undermine Black Lives Matter

It’s difficult to conceptualize just how prevalent the Blue Lives Matter movement has become in America, despite lacking the same fundamental rationality as other adjacent social revolutions. In the wild, we see...