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The science behind sex

The quintessential stereotype of a college student is something like this: a penniless young adult experiencing lots of sleepless nights, whether at the library, out on the town or hooking up with...


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The lost art of patience

It’s 1:30 p.m. and students are rushing to grab lunch in the Marketplace before their next class. The register drawer won’t open and the line is not moving. Out of frustration, students...


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The unmentioned drawbacks of Turnitin

Many college students have had instructors who required them to submit their essays through a system called Turnitin. It has become such a norm that it is rare to find a student...


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Elevating evaluation

During the final day of classes last semester, I remember walking out of the classrooms of the Student Wing and Lecture Hall feeling disgruntled. While I had made it through another semester...


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How a new third party could enter the scene

The United States’ political landscape has been dominated by the Democratic and Republican parties for more than a century. Many U.S. citizens apathetically underestimate the prospect of alternative political parties. However, recent...


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Give Broome a chance

If I were to ask a bunch of Binghamton University students if they were considering staying in the area after graduation, they would either look at me like I was crazy, or...


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Makeup is not just make up

“Take your girl swimming on the first date,” suggests a popular internet meme, so that her makeup will be ruined and you’ll see what she really looks like underneath that mask of...


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The hidden dangers in your diet

As someone who has worked in food service for the past three years, I have heard some wild and often untrue allegations concerning “healthier” foods. Whenever my past or present jobs have...


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Animal agriculture's tolls are understated

Democrats have long been frustrated with climate change deniers. This frustration was poignantly expressed by Sen. Bernie Sanders during the confirmation hearing for Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to be head of...


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Finding the right connection

The internet has changed our world in ways we are only beginning to understand. The smartphone is only 10 years old, and we have yet to truly grasp the impact that placing...