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Kavanaugh’s appointment is a slap in the face for sexual assault survivors

On Thursday, Sept. 27, nearly 20.4 million people across the nation tuned into both cable and broadcasting networks to watch Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee against Supreme...


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Students with depression should seek help

When did it become almost standard to be “depressed” at college? When did Zoloft, Prozac and Lexapro become common rhetoric around college campuses? And, most importantly, when will colleges give this epidemic...


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We need to ditch plastic straws

The other day, I ordered an orange juice from the Marketplace. It came in a plastic cup with a plastic lid and a plastic straw. I enjoyed the beverage, of course, but...


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If you want to grow up, move off campus

My first semester living off campus has made me look back on my time as an underclassman, and I find myself feeling somewhat nostalgic. I’d like to think every adventure starts at...


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No one should be forced to wear a bra

Sixth-grade gym class was a game changer. It was the first time that students were required to change clothes in order to participate. On the first day we were asked to change...


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Where are BU's payments in lieu of taxes?

On Sept. 14, 2018, members of the Frances Beal Society (myself among them) and the Human Development Emancipation and Activism Taskforce staged a demonstration outside the University Downtown Center (UDC). At the...


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Diversity helps minority students feel accepted

When I was a kid, I went to the birthday party of a friend who lived in a different town that was known for its affluence. Everything went smoothly until we were...


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Students should be proud to attend Binghamton University

In an article published in the Sept. 17 issue of Pipe Dream, I learned that Binghamton University rose to No. 80 on the list of “Best National Universities” and No. 32 on...


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Crazy Rich Asians finally makes me crazy proud to be an Asian-American

The first time I realized I was an ethnic minority was in the fifth grade, when a boy in my class pulled his eyes back at me and shouted, “Look, I’m Chinese!”...


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Defacing Nike brand apparel is not an effective form of protest

This month, Nike released both a video and photo advertisement for the 30th anniversary of its “Just Do It” campaign. The athlete chosen to represent the brand? Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback...