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Learning to pave your own path

At the end of a busy semester, many students are preparing to go home and indulge in wintertime activities like drinking caramel-flavored beverages and talking to relatives who have hearing aids on...


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Acknowledging mental health in activism

If you’ve followed my columns, it’s clear that activism is important to me. However, something is often forgotten in this ongoing fight for social justice — caring for our mental health. Of...


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Tackling deer overpopulation in the Nature Preserve

It is well-known by now that the overpopulation of deer is destroying our Nature Preserve. Two hundred and twenty-six deer currently live on or near Binghamton University property, but the forest ecosystem...


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Breaking with brevity

As you probably noticed the last time you were on Twitter, it may have seemed like some tweets were longer than others. Twitter recently rolled out a test that doubled the amount...


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Understanding the need for bail reform

The Eighth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution says that it is illegal for courts to require excessive bail as a term for the release of a defendant. Though the language stops short...


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Barbie's appearance makes it hard for young girls to relate

For better or for worse, Barbie is still a part of many young girls’ childhoods. Growing up, I had Barbie dolls, and even 15 years later, Barbies still line the shelves of...


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The United States should invest in public health worldwide

We are in the last two weeks of classes and stress levels are reaching their peak. In times like these, it is easy to get bogged down in all our work and...


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The Drug Enforcement Agency should take responsibility for the opioid epidemic

Sixty-four thousand people died of opioid overdoses last year. Tens of thousands of them could have been spared if not for decisions deliberately made by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The opioid...


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Separating art from the artist

While no person is perfect, many comedians come close to it. They serve as theologians, political scientists, regular scientists and most importantly, that family member who tells it like it is, even...


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Reading is essential to childhood development

In January of 2016, the last standing Barnes & Noble in all of Queens, New York was targeted — literally. The new year brought with it the closing of the neighborhood’s beloved...