Columns

If found guilty, Jussie Smollett’s actions are abhorrent

The country listened in horror as “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett released news that he had been the victim of a vicious hate crime. He claimed that two individuals approached him, hit him,...


Columns

It's important to remind yourself why you're happy

I once read a quote that said, “Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is.” To me,...


Columns

The psychology department should re-evaluate how it does research

One of Binghamton University’s most popular majors is psychology, and understandably so. It is a fascinating science and offers a versatile and useful degree. Moreover, psychology professors at BU conduct outstanding work,...


Staff Editorials

Editorial: Are four job fairs better than one?

In a change from previous years, Binghamton University’s Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development will hold four separate, industry-specific job and internship fairs this spring. BU typically conducts one large Job...


Guest Columns

OCCT should remove its misleading advertisements

As a faculty member, there are risks that come with riding Binghamton University’s Off Campus College Transport (OCCT) buses regularly. Should a student peek at my phone, they might discover my Cardi...


Columns

All sex workers deserve legal protection

As a new generation of autonomous individuals seeks sex work as a legitimate means of employment, they face overwhelming backlash and a pitiful lack of protection. In a society obsessed with the...


Columns

Why do smart speakers always use female voices?

To say that technology is ever-changing is an understatement. The competition for consumerism calls for an arms race between companies to outsmart one another. Among the latest of these competitions is the...


Staff Editorials

Editorial: Demanding accessibility at BU

For students with disabilities at Binghamton University, navigating college both inside and outside the classroom is no small task. If a student has a physical disability that hinders their ability to walk,...


Columns

We can choose how automation will change society

What will the future of work look like? It is a question that is being asked by many people — not just by economists, but by political scientists, labor organizers and everyday...


Guest Columns

Navigating birth control on your own

I got my first real boyfriend in college. My parents are religious immigrants and very closed-off people, which made it hard to open up to them about relationships. When I’m at home,...