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Four-day school weeks could be a valuable alternative to hustle culture

This past year, all students have had to adapt to new forms of learning in ways that we never could have imagined. While online classes through Zoom should have theoretically given students...


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Embracing recreational cannabis can revitalize Binghamton's economy

It’s finally happened! It’s what we’ve all been waiting for — recreational cannabis use has been legalized within the state of New York! On Wednesday March 31, New York State Gov. Andrew...


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TikTok promotes unnecessary, cyclical materialism

In this day and age, there is a social media app for everyone. Whether you prefer looking at what’s new in fashion, want to screenshot delicious recipes or keep up to date...


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Microaggressions in the classroom impede academic success

These days, our society seems to be facing a unique type of heightened racism and discrimination. With anti-Asian violence increasing since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, anti-Black sentiment linked to police...


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Masks should remain part of our culture in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic

As we begin to reach what we hope to be is the end of the pandemic, one thing I am excited for, like many others, is to be able to stop wearing...


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Solitary confinement and its alternatives must be abolished for good

Within the past few weeks, New York City and State have approved varying levels of reforms that target the problematic reliance on solitary confinement of incarcerated individuals. Solitary confinement is most commonly...


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Rising social media addiction threatens our physical and mental health

Next time you are in public, look around. What do you see? I would confidently bet money on the fact that you are going to see one thing, and that is necks...


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How we view classic television shows is subject to changing times

For further emphasis, I’d suggest you read this paragraph in the “Carrie Bradshaw starts a ‘Sex and the City’ episode” voice. I’ve been noticing that lately the line between a need for...


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Gun control is important, but it is only a part of a solution for America's violence

Willie Simmons III, Alyssa Broderick, Amanda Broderick. These are the names of the three victims of the tragic and heartbreaking shooting in Austin over the weekend, the latest shooting to grip the...


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Financial reparations are necessary to closing the racial wealth gap

Had Abraham Lincoln not been assassinated, race relations in the United States would be drastically different than they are today. In 1865, Union General William T. Sherman’s Special Field Order No. 15...