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Banning gender-affirming care is unscientific, abhorrent

About two months ago, I wrote a column about the New York State Legislature repealing an anti-trans law. It was a wonderful move by New York’s lawmakers but unfortunately is not representative...


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Mischaracterization of the Stop Asian Hate movement's goals ignores systemic issues

Three weeks ago, I wrote about the horrific Atlanta shootings. In the weeks afterward, I received an outpouring of support from family, friends and professors, and I am so grateful for them...


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Incarcerated individuals deserve the right to vote

On Sunday, March 7, the 56th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, President Biden signed an executive order to improve access to voting rights and called on Congress to pass the John Lewis Voting...


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Binghamton's no-visitor policy exacerbates feelings of social isolation on campus

In June 2020, Binghamton University sent out a special housing license addendum which outlined a new set of rules for students living on campus in the 2020-2021 school year. One of the...


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BU students might want to sign on to Marriage Pact program

Have you ever made the promise to a friend, “If we’re not married by age 40, I’ll marry you?” What if Binghamton University found the perfect friend with whom you should make...


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Gov. Cuomo should be held accountable for sexual assault allegations against him

Six women have now leveled allegations of sexually inappropriate conduct against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Referred to as the “most tumultuous moment of his political career,” Republicans and Democrats alike have...


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Study abroad programs should be more accessible

In my opinion, one of the greatest things you can do while attending college is to pack up your things and spend a little time abroad. I’ve been obsessed with the concept...


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Legislative action has the potential to curb anti-Asian hate crimes

As a persistent crisis within a crisis, Asian immigrants and Asian Americans have been the targets of nearly unimaginable amounts of discrimination worldwide since the onset of COVID-19. The initial exponential rise...


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The Atlanta shootings struck a chord for Asian women like myself

Delaina Ashley Yaun. Paul Andre Michels. Xiaojie Tan. Daoyou Feng. Soon Chung Park. Hyun Jung Grant. Suncha Kim. Yong Ae Yue. It’s been a hard week. On Tuesday, March 16, a man...


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Conversations around sexual assault saddle women with responsibility

After seeing her memorials all over social media, it’s hard to believe that 33-year-old Sarah Everard was alive just last month. She was walking home from a friend’s house in London and...