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Denouncing anti-Israel sentiments in academia

Seventy-nine years ago today in Nazi Germany, 91 Jews were murdered, more than 1,000 synagogues burned and over 7,000 Jewish businesses destroyed. This day became known as Kristallnacht — the night of...


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Bridging the gap between generations

“They’re slackers, cynics, whiners, drifters, malcontents.” I bet millennials popped into your head while reading that sentence. However, those were also words used in the early 1990s to describe the Americans born...


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Acknowledging our wasteful mindset

We tend to view trash as burdensome and inconvenient, opting to get rid of it as easily and quickly as possible. We throw it into a plastic bag and leave it at...


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Making #MeToo count in the real world

Following the mile-long list of allegations of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein, the social media campaign #MeToo went viral two weeks ago. I’m sure that it is one that you have seen,...


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Recognizing our impact on the community

Every weekend — and weekday, if you’re into that — Binghamton University students swarm Downtown Binghamton. We go to bars, we spend money on a midnight slice of pizza, but most of...


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Where #MeToo can succeed, and where it can't

The internet revolution of abuse-survivor tag #MeToo has led to a number of survivors coming forward about their histories of assault and harassment, but no high-profile allegation has affected me as much...


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Voting in local elections is imperative

In 2009, a record low of 18.3 percent of eligible U.S. voters headed to the polls to cast their votes for their choice of mayor, county legislator, town supervisors, city council members,...


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Understanding the humanity of homelessness

Imagine you are walking through the streets of New York City on a beautiful day. Perhaps you are in a hurry to meet a group of friends. Maybe you finally received that...


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Acknowledging the rising benzodiazepine epidemic

Today, most Americans are well aware of the opioid epidemic, which continues to grow daily. This awareness comes with good reason — in 2015 alone, more than 33,000 people died due to...


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Recognizing the importance of engaging in local government

For 10 months out of the year, we call the Binghamton area our home. We contribute to the local economy. We enjoy its services. We pay taxes. Yet, to many of us,...