Staff Editorials

Editorial: Play big, pay big

Last Tuesday, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced a shift in policy which will allow college athletes to earn revenue from the use of their likenesses. The change was unanimously passed...


Columns

It's never too late in life to go to therapy

Last February, I was going through a lot. I was standing on the precipice of turning 20, had one of my parents get injured at their job, another facing a serious cancer...


Columns

With darker days and winter weather comes psychological weight

As the frost begins to settle in on our campus and November brings the freezing promise of winter, early nightfalls accompany a slightly dreary, melancholy ambiance. The lampposts lighting the Spine emit...


Columns

BU's romance language department is incomplete without Portuguese

As someone with familial ties to the former Portuguese colony of Macau in China, now a special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China, I find it perplexing that a language...


Guest Columns

BU's construction projects are a detriment to campus life

As Pipe Dream’s assistant fun editor, I’ve joked in person and in memes about the sheer number of construction projects Binghamton University is currently working on. To name a few, there’s Hinman...


Columns

We convince ourselves that consuming alcohol is worth it — but it isn't

We are going through a drug renaissance right now — cannabis is becoming legal across the United States, nicotine has become prevalent among high school and college students and psychedelics are finally...


Staff Editorials

Editorial: The future of NY-22

In 2018, Anthony Brindisi became the third Democrat to represent New York’s 22nd congressional district in the last 119 years, representing an area spanning from Utica to the Pennsylvania border, including Binghamton....


Guest Columns

Banning e-cigarettes will only lead to further harm

New York and Michigan have recently banned flavored e-cigarettes, and there is a bill gaining support in Congress to ban them nationwide. At the same time, India has banned all e-cigarette products...


Columns

Is sacrificing sleep worth a better grade?

We’ve all been there before: staring at computer screens until the early hours of the morning, stuck in the rat race we call college, tottering between calling it quits or grinding for...


Columns

Diversity is needed within the size-inclusive community

I recently visited the website of the clothing brand Reformation to see what the trendy and luxurious, yet sustainable company had to offer. In a paragraph describing the Reformation design process, the...