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Protesting for proactivity

If last Wednesday’s protest taught me anything, it’s that too many students around campus are both uninformed and uninterested about the politics and policies that shape their college experience. With only a...


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Arab Spring-inspired protests are uninspired

On Saturday, Oct. 1, one of my best friends was arrested. When I asked him why, he responded, “Occupy Wall Street!” When I asked again, his response was a little less affirmative....


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Freshman year beyond the Ugg boots

If you can remember a time when Pasquale’s was called Big Daddy’s, when Club Liquid hosted free open bars and when Newing College still looked like Dickinson Community, you probably haven’t been...


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A new era

Binghamton University's new athletic director, Patrick Elliot, promises an era of athletic and academic integrity. Let's see if he can follow through. ...


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Which side of Wall Street am I on?

I am one of the 99 percent, yet I’m not. The 99 percent, as you’ve no doubt heard, is a rallying cry of the Occupy Wall Street protesters and their movement in...


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Occupiers need to focus up

It’s been hard to miss some exposure to the month-long Occupy Wall Street protests. Their camp-out in Manhattan’s Financial District has inspired similar movements across the country. As the protests amass powerful...


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Social change is a group effort, but we still need a leader

This week marks the death of a leader and perhaps the end of an era of our nation’s greatest revolutions over the past few decades. America’s technological revolution, beginning in the late...


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Jobs' legacy goes deeper than shiny new toys

How do you measure the worth of a person? Taking a step back to recognize the value of a life is difficult. Unfortunately, it often takes death for us to consider such...


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Redefining the term "Easy A"

Have you ever asked yourself what the point of college is? If your answer is “to get a good job,” then you’re here for all the wrong reasons; you’re probably just doing...


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L.I. cheaters shed light on societal pressures

Recently, a handful of students at Great Neck North High School, a school located in a particularly affluent Long Island suburb, were busted for allegedly participating in a SAT cheating ring. While...