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Current social distancing and quarantine measures have led to a decrease in pollution

No one can stop talking about the coronavirus pandemic that has swept the world. I certainly can’t blame them — as the numbers of infected and dying individuals rise, the reality of...


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Organic food is a better, but much more expensive option

If you’ve been to a grocery store in the past few years, you’ve probably heard of organically produced food. Organic food, once confined to small health food stores run by gleefully high...


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For younger generations, dark times call for dark humor

How many times within the past week have you heard someone say something along the lines of “I’d rather get the coronavirus than miss the opportunity to walk at graduation, take an...


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Cancelling clubs and activities can be harmful to students

Everyone can admit it — these last few days have felt like a science fiction apocalypse, with schools dropping like flies and states of emergency being announced in different cities on a...


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The United States’ response to the coronavirus has been apathetic and dangerous

It’s the latest buzz on the streets. Everyone’s talking about it and it’s not getting any better. The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has now spread to every continent on Earth except...


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Reducing food waste is key to combating climate change

I do not think twice when I dump half a plate of food in the garbage or consider how much food I waste over the course of a week, and you probably...


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Democracy is more than just the presidential election

The Democratic primary has been at the center of the American political climate lately. With Super Tuesday behind us and many more primaries to go, the focus on elections will surely increase....


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The lack of diversity in faculty and staff on campus leaves many vulnerable

Between the presidential election, the coronavirus and even “The Bachelor,” hate speech has become an important topic of conversation today. More often than not, hate speech stems from a place of deep-seated...


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Western media sensationalizes foreign diseases while ignoring domestic ones

Every few years there seems to be a new disease that is going to bring about the end of civilization. In the early 2000s, it was the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)...


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Universities need to take student surveys more seriously

Every April and November, students across the Binghamton University community switch between tabs of BU Brain, RateMyProfessors.com and College Scheduler, frantically picking professors for their next-semester classes. In the days that follow,...