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Gun control is important, but it is only a part of a solution for America's violence

Willie Simmons III, Alyssa Broderick, Amanda Broderick. These are the names of the three victims of the tragic and heartbreaking shooting in Austin over the weekend, the latest shooting to grip the...


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Financial reparations are necessary to closing the racial wealth gap

Had Abraham Lincoln not been assassinated, race relations in the United States would be drastically different than they are today. In 1865, Union General William T. Sherman’s Special Field Order No. 15...


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Mental health declined sharply among students in the pandemic

While we are experiencing a global health crisis as COVID-19 rips through communities across the globe, we are also experiencing another pandemic — one which is far less visible. COVID-19 emerged in...


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Continual problematic actions necessitate ending BU's contract with Sodexo

It’s Restaurant Week in Binghamton, which means that many students will be eating at their top spots in Downtown Binghamton to grab delicious food and support local businesses. Now let’s just pretend...


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The pandemic provided a surprising solution to my procrastination problem

If there is one talent I’ve had, it is being a pro at procrastinating until the night before an assignment is due. I have used every possible excuse to prolong the inevitable...


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U.S. car dependency exacerbates climate crises and hinders public safety

In most United States cities, a car is a prerequisite to the ability to thrive. This is an aspect of our society that has gone unquestioned for generations. In addition to cars...


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Putin's dictatorship makes himself, and Russia, untouchable

The famed Greek philosopher Plato’s lesser-known elder brother, Glaucon, had an interesting take on the subject of justice. He believed firmly that justice was only performed out of fear of punishment, and...


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Biden's cooperation with North Korea is a vital step in preventing nuclear war

What happens when a dangerous animal is backed into a corner? It does not calm down. It does not suddenly become reasonable and opt to negotiate or surrender. When an animal is...


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BU must do more to address racism on campus and locally

During the second week of my sociology class this semester, our professor Joshua Price brought to the class’s attention a racial incident that had occurred in a discussion section. A student had...


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Disproportionate burdens of child care hinder women's progress in the workplace

As well as marking one year since the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic, last March simultaneously celebrated Women’s History Month. This month has been dedicated to celebrate...