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Being a Shabbat-observant Jew breaks the mold of a typical Generation Zer

Arguably, the most commonly said statement about young adults today is that we need everything — now. We crave immediacy. We text in shorthand to get the message out as fast as...


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The U.S. government plays a powerful role in the spread of pseudoscience

The American public’s mistrust in the principles of science has seen a large resurgence in recent years. The belief in pseudoscientific assumptions, those not tested in concordance with scientific theory, has been...


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Capitalism limits one's ability to choose where they live and work

A 2019 American Payroll Association survey found that more than 74 percent of Americans who earn a paycheck find themselves financially dependent on their next immediate check. This cannot be explained by...


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Bloomberg shouldn't receive special treatment in Democratic primaries

With the Iowa Democratic caucuses and the New Hampshire Democratic primary behind us, one candidate appears to be rising in the polls faster than any other. Former New York City mayor and...


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'Fast fashion' is an exceedingly harmful branch of the clothing industry

I receive what seems like 100 emails a week from online clothing stores like boohoo, H&M and ROMWE, not to mention the ads that are always popping up on my Instagram feed....


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Technology has the potential to unjustly sway elections

The threat of private interests obscuring the purity of political processes is more prevalent today than ever. Business and politics have always been closely intertwined, as those occupying the two domains capitalize...


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As BU's Food Co-op reopens, a hidden culinary gem returns

Between the luscious greenery of the Nature Preserve and the Nova Lox sandwich at Einstein’s, there’s a lot on Binghamton University’s campus to be grateful for. For example, the Food Co-op: Opened...


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The wellness industry is largely diet culture in disguise

Over winter break, I went to my first-ever spin class at the gym my mom goes to. Although I had certain preconceived notions about what the class environment might be like, I...


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'Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood' provides a unique look into Hollywood

This week brought us the 92nd Academy Awards, which celebrates the best actors, actresses, directors, writers, designers and films in today’s moviemaking industry. Among the films nominated for Best Picture include “Ford...


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Financial literacy and education can reduce stress felt by students

A 2016 study on financial stress and general anxiety in college students found that financial stress is a rising cause of anxiety. Students, especially those who do not receive financial assistance from...