Staff Editorials

Editorial: Studying for your midterm (elections)

With Election Day right around the corner, there are numerous important issues that Binghamton University students should keep in mind when heading to the polls. Now more than ever, it’s necessary that...


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Students should be aware of marijuana's negative effects on developing brains

In recent years, the image of marijuana has undeniably shifted under a more positive light, as its legalization for medical and recreational use has begun to surface throughout the country. Its decriminalization...


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We must acknowledge that anti-Semitism and white supremacy are intertwined

This tragedy was inevitable. The massacre of Jewish people in Pittsburgh was not a matter of “if,” but rather a matter of “when.” Anti-Semitic acts of hatred have been on the rise...


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Should news outlets give far-right figures a platform?

People often uphold that news sources should remain impartial, only presenting the facts of the story. While I generally agree that facts should be central to news coverage, how does that translate...


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College can be a breeding ground for alcoholism

For most people in their late teen years and early 20s, their social life is conflated with, or even dependent on, drinking alcohol. In college, when students escape the restrictions of living...


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Students should prioritize their mental health

It should not be surprising that widespread knowledge regarding mental health is lacking, but hopefully it is upsetting. Understanding of mental health is especially important in a college community where the population...


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Foreign languages should be taught at a younger age

Learning a foreign language is challenging. I have been taking Spanish for almost six years now, and I seem to have hit a wall. It seems that no matter how many Spanish...


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Editorial: 15 counselors for 17,000 students

Recently, the University Counseling Center (UCC) hired three more counselors, but despite the staffing additions, BU still does not offer adequate mental health services to students. The Editorial Board commends the additions...


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DNA does not determine cultural identity

This month, Senator Elizabeth Warren issued a statement saying that the genetic testing she had done confirmed that she was distantly of Native American descent. This came after President Donald Trump called...


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Individualistic approaches to ecological change are flawed

We are on the precipice of ecological crises unlike anything we’ve ever known. Earlier this month, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimated that we only have 12 years to...