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Editorial: Blue bag blues

For students who live off campus, the city of Binghamton’s blue bag garbage system is a constant source of frustration. The city requires residents to use city-mandated blue bags to dispose of...


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Why do we inconsistently condemn racism?

We are part of an era that has been undeniably cracking down on social issues concerning race, gender and sexuality more than ever before. While steps are clearly being taken in the...


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If found guilty, Jussie Smollett’s actions are abhorrent

The country listened in horror as “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett released news that he had been the victim of a vicious hate crime. He claimed that two individuals approached him, hit him,...


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It's important to remind yourself why you're happy

I once read a quote that said, “Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is.” To me,...


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The psychology department should re-evaluate how it does research

One of Binghamton University’s most popular majors is psychology, and understandably so. It is a fascinating science and offers a versatile and useful degree. Moreover, psychology professors at BU conduct outstanding work,...


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All sex workers deserve legal protection

As a new generation of autonomous individuals seeks sex work as a legitimate means of employment, they face overwhelming backlash and a pitiful lack of protection. In a society obsessed with the...


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Why do smart speakers always use female voices?

To say that technology is ever-changing is an understatement. The competition for consumerism calls for an arms race between companies to outsmart one another. Among the latest of these competitions is the...


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We can choose how automation will change society

What will the future of work look like? It is a question that is being asked by many people — not just by economists, but by political scientists, labor organizers and everyday...


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How do we navigate the line between platonic and romantic?

It’s the last month of cuffing season, and love, or something close to it, is in the air! Some enjoy it as nothing short of a sexapalooza, and others find it a...


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Continuing the fight for transgender people's rights

Is sex binary? A few years ago, I would’ve said yes. But here’s why my opinion changed, and why yours should, too. With the turn of the new century, people are becoming...