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Senior Column: Finding my identity

How the hell I pulled off two majors in three years is beyond me. What I do know, however, is that I’ve grown. I remember walking into my linguistic anthropology class freshman...


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Senior Column: Living in the present

Throughout most of my life, I have worried about the next step. From worrying about where to go to middle school in fifth grade, to worrying about my high school decision in...


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Senior Column: A contrarian's farewell

In January 2016, I transferred to Binghamton University with hopes of turning my academic career up a notch. There is no doubt I got what I expected, with classes and faculty challenging...


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'Hashtag activism' wrongfully discourages criticism

Social media has an ever-increasing presence in the world of activism. Twitter is the perfect platform to share your thoughts and create conversations with other users in under 280 characters. The rise...


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We must condemn men who blame their violent acts on women

The phrase “Nice guys finish last” is a common one. I have heard it and variations like “She friendzoned me” and “Girls only date assholes” countless times. When I hear or read...


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Reconsidering the intentions behind the United States' action in Syria

Last Sunday, four individuals were randomly murdered in a Waffle House in Tennessee. The following day, 10 innocent pedestrians were murdered in a terrorist attack in Toronto. With senseless attacks occurring seemingly...


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Competition in high school can lead to disunity in college

I remember my first few days at Binghamton University vividly. Moving away from home and being thrown into a new environment is a shock, and it’s hard to forget. I recall the...


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Why is it so difficult to get Plan B from Decker?

Two years ago, I needed Plan B. I needed the morning-after pill, a pill that is taken to prevent fertilization up to 72 hours after conception. The drug is sold in most...


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Student input is essential to a democratic campus

In my short career as a college student, I have attended Onondaga Community College and Binghamton University. Both have limited student input in school affairs. At my old school, the Onondaga Community...


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Validating the "Friday Scaries"

For me, Friday doesn’t signal the release from the doldrums of the week. Rather, it signals a fresh wave of anxiety about what my plans are for the weekend. My “Friday Scaries”...