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Acknowledging the rising benzodiazepine epidemic

Today, most Americans are well aware of the opioid epidemic, which continues to grow daily. This awareness comes with good reason — in 2015 alone, more than 33,000 people died due to...


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Recognizing the importance of engaging in local government

For 10 months out of the year, we call the Binghamton area our home. We contribute to the local economy. We enjoy its services. We pay taxes. Yet, to many of us,...


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Changing the dialogue around gun violence

Discussion regarding the issue of gun violence in the United States follows a life cycle that generally resembles this: the issue is widely ignored, a mass shooting happens and it becomes the...


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Understanding feminism in the wake of the accusations against Harvey Weinstein

Amid the “shocking” allegations and exploits that have emerged from the recent Harvey Weinstein scandal, one response stood out above the rest. “The Big Bang Theory” star and proclaimed feminist Mayim Bialik...


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Wealthy individuals must decrease their consumption

A common argument made by environmentalists is that in order to decrease environmental degradation, we must decrease consumption. While this statement is accurate, it is not specific enough. Advocating for a general...


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Challenging our deeply held beliefs

It’s almost a cliche at this point to talk about how divided our country has become. Equally cliched is the subsequent, impassioned plea for something — sanity, reason, unity — anything to...


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Becoming bike-friendly

Binghamton University, the Southern Tier and upstate New York as a whole are currently in the middle of a makeover. It is happening under a program called the New York Upstate Revitalization...


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Graduate school fees create barriers for students

If you thought you were done with standardized testing the day you got your sweet, sweet Binghamton University acceptance letter printed on watermarked stationery and boasting President Harvey Stenger’s signature, you were...


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Protecting the right to breast-feed in public

Victoria’s Secret: the feminine haven of overpriced bras and soft and sexy tees. Victoria’s Secret: the place where boobs go to be pampered, lavished and proudly displayed among a sea of multicolored...


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Conquering a fear of missing out

While scrolling through Pipe Dream’s website, I discovered an advice column from February of last semester in our Opinions Section regarding one’s uncertainty about studying abroad. It caught my attention because last...