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The Covington Catholic kids are no angels

On Jan. 20, a video clip was uploaded to YouTube by organizers of an indigenous people’s march showing a crowd of 50 or more students from Covington Catholic High School surrounding an...


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Criminalization of black youth persists both locally and nationally

On Jan. 15, just about five miles away, four female students at East Middle School were allegedly strip-searched during school hours. The four African American students, all of whom are 12 years...


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Embracing America's tension between unity and diversity

A few months ago, I was speaking with a friend of mine from England. She wanted to eventually come here to the United States to live and work. When I asked her...


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Why should college students care about their health care?

There are quite a few things college students can get away with ignoring, from dirty dishes to long overdue homework, but there’s one looming threat the student body should be keeping a...


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Our Second Lady should not participate in discriminatory institutions

Teaching is, undoubtedly, an extremely difficult job, and I honestly admire anyone who signs on to deal with snot-nosed tots and unmotivated teens. Teachers not only have the task of imparting knowledge,...


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Recognizing the impact of addictive phone usage

I checked my battery usage the other day and came across something interesting. Apparently, there’s a function on iPhones called Screen Time where you can see how much time you’ve spent on...


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The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is not just one-sided

“From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!” It’s a popular mantra, but have you thought about what it really means? What seemingly is a progressive call for the respect...


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Editorial: Fall 2018 report card

Administration: C+ At the end of last semester, we gave Binghamton University’s administration an incomplete, pending the implementation of new safety and security measures in the wake of two student murders. The...


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Senior Column: Searching for empathy as an undergraduate

The first semester of my sophomore year, I had been feeling confident in an African American literature class until the midterm. I can’t remember what was on the exam, but I explicitly...


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Senior Column: Passion is not just a superlative

In the summer before high school, I won a speech competition. The host of the competition handed me my prize, my first ever iPod, and asked me why I thought I won....