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The (wasted) potential of food labels

Many college students have faced the dilemma of determining whether their groceries have spoiled. Ambiguous directives on food such as “best by,” “use by,” “sell by” and “best before” can make cooking...


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The real effects of our plastic idols

If you’ve been fortunate enough to watch the movie “White Chicks,” I hope you deem my take on what I call “the dressing room scene” to be fitting. A quick Youtube search...


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Navigating your emotional affair

Cheating on a significant other does not always have to yield a steamy kiss or a sexual encounter with another person. It may not even require touching them. In its most sinister...


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Examining the Binghamton University wage gap

We’ve all heard about the wage gap: the fact that men make a higher salary than women based off of their aggregate pay for the year. The current gender pay gap is...


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Mandatory participation harms education

In a lot of ways, college is no different than high school, save the caliber of work and the fact that students are more covert when they show up to class under...


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Celebrity opinions unhelpful and out of touch

Everyone has an opinion nowadays. More apparent than any are the opinions of celebrities, who have been quite outspoken about politics recently. Hollywood has always been unapologetically on the left, but it...


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In defense of getting an English degree

As stated on the radio show “A Prairie Home Companion,” the only career options available for the useless, impractical English major are fast food, teaching, writing press releases or — only in...


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Finding transparency in student business

Supporting a local business is a good feeling. Consumers who visit up-and-coming shops are able to indulge in the culture of their surroundings while contributing to their local economy. This concept having...


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The role of male allies

“I don’t want to sound crazy” is a phrase that has become all too prevalent from victims of sexual assault struggling to make the decision to report an incident of abuse. Similarly,...


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Uncovering the horrors of horse racing

Tickets are currently on sale for the Kentucky Derby, and if 2017 is anything like the last few years, over 100,000 people will go to the event on May 5. Those who...