Columns

Is reaching across the aisle worthwhile?

A few days ago, an op-ed column co-written by Bari Weiss and Eve Peyser, titled “Can You Like the Person You Love to Hate?,” was circulating around my Twitter timeline. Bari Weiss...


Columns

Fracking is not only an environmental issue

“What the frack is going on, with all this fracking going on?” was the theme song of my sophomore year in high school. It is from a highly recommended, educationally relevant music...


Columns

We must change the way we talk about immigrants

By now, you’ve likely seen the viral photograph of a Honduran mother and her two children fleeing from tear gas in Tijuana, Mexico. Unsurprisingly, the image has been a polarizing force: Many...


Columns

General education classes make learning more well-rounded

General education classes refer to the foundational courses required in a student’s college career that are meant to promote interdisciplinary learning and to prepare students for success after they graduate. Regardless of...


Columns

Defending abusers is never acceptable

Many people are taught to always assume the best in others. Utilizing this principle can be a helpful tool in establishing a sense of trust in a world that can otherwise feel...


Columns

Is online shopping better than traditional shopping?

I am much more of a Cyber Monday person than a Black Friday shopper. The mob scene of Black Friday, with stories of people tackling each other over the last iPhone or...


Advice Column

Dear Sophia: December 3, 2018

Assignment anxiety Dear Sophia, I am so stressed about finals. I have 15 assignments due in the next two weeks! I’ve been staying up all hours of the night trying to get...


Staff Editorials

Editorial: Dissecting BU's budget crisis

Contract negotiations between SUNY and United University Professions (UUP) have left Binghamton University in a budgetary crisis. A new, six-year contract was signed over the summer by New York state and UUP,...


Columns

When done conscientiously, social media activism can be effective

The world is on fire. Images of destruction fill your phone screen. What do you, the observer, do? As a young 20-something-year-old, you may say, “That’s awful!” As a student, you might...


Columns

We must continue to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline

Ever since 2008, when a gas and oil corporation called TransCanada first proposed the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, a battle has been waging among environmentalists, indigenous peoples, government officials and...