Columns

Acknowledging our wasteful mindset

We tend to view trash as burdensome and inconvenient, opting to get rid of it as easily and quickly as possible. We throw it into a plastic bag and leave it at...


Staff Editorials

Editorial: Working for all of us

After considering both Republican incumbent Rich David and Democratic challenger Tarik Abdelazim’s platforms, the Editorial Board has decided to endorse Abdelazim for mayor of the city of Binghamton. Although we acknowledge that...


Columns

Making #MeToo count in the real world

Following the mile-long list of allegations of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein, the social media campaign #MeToo went viral two weeks ago. I’m sure that it is one that you have seen,...


Columns

Recognizing our impact on the community

Every weekend — and weekday, if you’re into that — Binghamton University students swarm Downtown Binghamton. We go to bars, we spend money on a midnight slice of pizza, but most of...


Letters

Letter to the editor: In support of Tarik Abdelazim

Dear Editor, This citizen sees a great deal of difference in the two candidates in Binghamton’s mayoral contest and he would like to take a New York minute to describe his thoughts....


Staff Editorials

Editorial: Confronting the cons

The New York state constitutional convention has become a hot topic of the upcoming election, with proponents and opponents each presenting strong arguments on why to vote yes or vote no. The...


Columns

Where #MeToo can succeed, and where it can't

The internet revolution of abuse-survivor tag #MeToo has led to a number of survivors coming forward about their histories of assault and harassment, but no high-profile allegation has affected me as much...


Guest Columns

Recognizing Israel's resilience in the wake of terror attacks

In an otherwise aged and ancient city, Jerusalem’s Chords Bridge serves as a gateway to the contemporary, with its bold architecture and modern beauty making a stunning statement. Centered at the entrance...


Columns

Voting in local elections is imperative

In 2009, a record low of 18.3 percent of eligible U.S. voters headed to the polls to cast their votes for their choice of mayor, county legislator, town supervisors, city council members,...


Columns

Understanding the humanity of homelessness

Imagine you are walking through the streets of New York City on a beautiful day. Perhaps you are in a hurry to meet a group of friends. Maybe you finally received that...