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The simple life, summer camp moments

To 8-year-old girls at camp, underwater handstand competitions are monumental events. Judges can’t be just anyone who would throw out a perfect 10. They themselves must know how to do an excellent...


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Freshmen, you've got nothing to worry about. I do.

Are you afraid? Afraid of new circumstances, a new cast of characters, new living situations, a brand new lifestyle? Does it scare you? Don’t answer my question, I know it’s a big,...


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College, a no-holds-barred "Kid Nation"

When you stop to think about it, it’s absolutely amazing that the college experience is allowed to exist. We’re talking about thousands of people in their late teens and early 20s living...


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Your grades are in - Spring 2011 Report Card

There comes a time each semester when Pipe Dream takes a moment to berate, and celebrate, those who make the news. It’s the spring 2011 report card. STUDENT ASSOCIATION: D More so...


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Our generation only leaves one handprint, make it count

As I helped my grandma bake a “Kosher for Passover” cake during the second spring break, we started talking about graduation weekend. “On Saturday night we’re having a family pregame at my...


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A Pipe Dream University education

In true Elena tradition, I have not started writing this column until well after it was supposed to be submitted to the new section editor — sorry Jordan. But for the past...


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Four years of learning inspired me to teach

As I sit and reflect on my undergraduate experience, I think about all of the exceptional people that I have had the pleasure of meeting. From acquaintances made in the classroom to...


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Viewing life through a competitive lens

Sports are a metaphor for life. People often ask me why I obsess over sports so much. Some ask out of curiosity, others in a more condescending manner. For most of my...


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Choose your own adventure, leave room for the cliché stuff

I was trying desperately to come up with a topic for my first and only column that was not corny, overdone or lame. I have not succeeded. I love Binghamton University. Maybe...


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Living the college life, the theatrical way

I’ve never been at Spring Fling for more than a few hours. I never went to a Parade Day. I consider Sundays more appropriate for drinking than Fridays, because Saturday often means...