Columns

Democracy is more than just the presidential election

The Democratic primary has been at the center of the American political climate lately. With Super Tuesday behind us and many more primaries to go, the focus on elections will surely increase....


Staff Editorials

Editorial: A response to recent events regarding the coronavirus

On Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an order for all SUNY and CUNY schools to transition to distance learning by March 19. Although there are no confirmed coronavirus cases in Broome County,...


Columns

The lack of diversity in faculty and staff on campus leaves many vulnerable

Between the presidential election, the coronavirus and even “The Bachelor,” hate speech has become an important topic of conversation today. More often than not, hate speech stems from a place of deep-seated...


Guest Columns

The coronavirus won't destroy the stock market — and it's important to know why

Most college students may not have any interest in the stock market, but the coronavirus presents a rare opportunity to start learning about how stocks can play a role in post-grad life....


Columns

Western media sensationalizes foreign diseases while ignoring domestic ones

Every few years there seems to be a new disease that is going to bring about the end of civilization. In the early 2000s, it was the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)...


Columns

Universities need to take student surveys more seriously

Every April and November, students across the Binghamton University community switch between tabs of BU Brain, RateMyProfessors.com and College Scheduler, frantically picking professors for their next-semester classes. In the days that follow,...


Columns

DIVEST BING should refocus their protest methodology

In recent weeks, a campus group known as DIVEST BING has held protests, including one in which the group was opposing BAE Systems at the Feb. 12 men’s basketball game. The goal...


Staff Editorials

Editorial: A lonely ballot

On March 17, Binghamton University students will see fewer options than usual on their ballots when they vote in the 2020 Student Association (SA) E-Board election. Each of the six open positions...


Columns

Marvel's superhero blockbusters do not classify as true cinema

Earning 10 nominations at the 73rd British Academy Film Awards and five nominations at the 77th Golden Globe Awards, Martin Scorsese’s star-studded film “The Irishman” hoped to add an Oscar to its...


Columns

The traditional eight-hour workday is detrimental to employees' productivity

There’s something to be said about the current eight-hour employment routine; it’s a workday time frame so uniformly shared among employers that the term “9-to-5” has established itself within our vocabulary. After...