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America does not simply boil down to a nation of "pinheads" and "patriots"

Nine Eleven. Ten years ago these words would be nothing more than an unfunny parody of 7-Eleven or an unusual pronunciation of our national emergency phone number. Two days later, it would...


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Strong national resilience after September 11 is long since gone

I remember vividly how a ghost-white teacher came into my fourth grade classroom, how the students were assembled and how our principal came in to announce what had happened. The scene played...


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The legacy of our generational moment

It has come to pass that history bestows upon every generation its very own generational moment — one that captures, describes and epitomizes the titans and times associated with every generation of...


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Terror attacks have left us confused, misguided

The state of America’s role in the world since the turn of the 21st century can be defined by a single event: the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center...


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Full national recovery is still far away

On Sept. 11, 2001, I watched and listened as all of America gathered together in the wake of the Twin Tower attacks. My mother allowed me to stay up past my curfew...


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Rise to the water's occasion

The rising floodwaters of the Southern Tier have crippled our region, momentarily paralyzed the way we live our lives and have forced upwards of 20,000 Broome County citizens to evacuate. But despite...


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Infinite construction has left campus fractured and hideous

Once upon a time, Binghamon University was a beautiful place. That time has long since passed us by. We’re told that wherever we are on campus, there’s a blue emergency light somewhere...


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Trudging through the Dark Ages of television

After eight months of having my eyes buried in textbooks, it was quite refreshing to have them glued to something else during summer vacation — a television. During the summer I anticipated...


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Taking advantage of college means gaining a new, fresh perspective

Hi, senior year. What’s up? I never thought we’d meet like this. It’s surprising, I know, but somehow satisfying. This won’t be the epic battle I expected. Perhaps it would have been...


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Binghamton evolving

The disconnect between Binghamton University and its surrounding community is alarming. We offer up a few solutions on how to improve the quality of life for students who reside Downtown. ...