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Andrew Yang is not strong enough to lead NYC

In just a few years, Andrew Yang has gone from obscurity to national recognition as a major political figure. Despite his lack of political experience prior to running in the Democratic primaries...


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The U.S. needs to do more in the global fight against COVID-19

My sophomore year, I took an apocalyptic literature class called “The End of the World,” and for an assignment, we were asked to write an essay realistically predicting how the world would...


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BU should expand class options to assist in a timely graduation

As the semester comes to an end and class registration approaches, people are dealing with end-of-the-year stress, including finals and figuring out summer plans. This includes making schedules for the next semester,...


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The stigma surrounding artistic hobbies, careers prevents creative expression

After growing up in New York City, coming to Binghamton was a culture shock or rather, a lack-of-culture shock. I missed the museums, galleries and excess of creative people. My mother’s first...


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Four-day school weeks could be a valuable alternative to hustle culture

This past year, all students have had to adapt to new forms of learning in ways that we never could have imagined. While online classes through Zoom should have theoretically given students...


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Embracing recreational cannabis can revitalize Binghamton's economy

It’s finally happened! It’s what we’ve all been waiting for — recreational cannabis use has been legalized within the state of New York! On Wednesday March 31, New York State Gov. Andrew...


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TikTok promotes unnecessary, cyclical materialism

In this day and age, there is a social media app for everyone. Whether you prefer looking at what’s new in fashion, want to screenshot delicious recipes or keep up to date...


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Microaggressions in the classroom impede academic success

These days, our society seems to be facing a unique type of heightened racism and discrimination. With anti-Asian violence increasing since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, anti-Black sentiment linked to police...


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Masks should remain part of our culture in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic

As we begin to reach what we hope to be is the end of the pandemic, one thing I am excited for, like many others, is to be able to stop wearing...


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Solitary confinement and its alternatives must be abolished for good

Within the past few weeks, New York City and State have approved varying levels of reforms that target the problematic reliance on solitary confinement of incarcerated individuals. Solitary confinement is most commonly...