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Can hookup culture be more harmful than beneficial?

Early in the morning, as I walked back to my dorm in the clothes I wore last night, the phrase “I don’t feel that great about myself” traveled around in my head...


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Addressing systematic racism goes beyond an individual's actions

Last week, a friend of mine who works at one of the call centers on Binghamton University’s campus told me an upsetting story. Her job is to contact alumni and financial supporters...


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Prison reform doesn't always result in more humane incarceration

Recently, the political fight against the expansion of the United States’ prison system has, to an extent, become a bipartisan issue. While liberals have emphasized the social injustices inherent to the U.S....


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Could state-funded public education incentivize a better college experience?

Applying to a college means many things: checking the beauty of the campus, the safety of the area and the quality of dorms and classes. But what worries students more than anything...


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It is not entirely up to regular people to save the environment

It’s 2019 and environmental issues are at the forefront of public concern. Polar ice caps are melting, animals are going extinct and air pollution is at an all-time high. As a way...


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Working your way through college isn't possible anymore

The bygone era of our parents’ higher-educational endeavors is over, but unforgotten. Today, the idea that someone working 40-hour weeks throughout college can both pay their tuition and comfortably live on their...


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"Voluntourism" doesn't help those in need

We’ve all seen it. Someone you’re friends with on Facebook or someone you follow on Instagram made a post about traveling to another country to do volunteer work. These trips usually include...


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Binghamton University isn't just a premier public Ivy

Other than the throngs of people in the Events Center, I remember very little about this year’s Binghamton University Admitted Students Open House. I do, however, distinctly remember a moment where I...


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Look to the young people of the world for social change

From long before the Vietnam War protests, to the history-changing strides of the Little Rock Nine, to March for Our Lives and the thousands upon thousands of students advocating for gun control...


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Letter to the Editor: In response to Sahar Akhlaq's Sept. 16 column

College is often described as a bubble outside of reality. Of course, the main focus is studying and doing well in class, but our lives aren’t full of conflict. We spend hours...