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Lessons learned from lions

On a cold, rainy Binghamton night two weeks ago, I went to the movies to see “The Lion King” in 3D. The movie is the same as the original, just reformatted in...


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Occupiers, let's get physical

This column, unsurprisingly, will turn an eye toward the Occupy Wall Street movement and its endeavors. Now, I’m sure my readers must be asking: “What could you possibly be squeezing out of...


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Republicans need to tap into their party's strong roots

At the conclusion of last November’s midterm election, numerous political forces challenged the presiding administration in its endeavors over the second half of its tenure. Democratic loss of the House of Representatives...


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Giffords' inspiring road to recovery

If anyone tuned in to ABC on Monday night, they had the chance to see the first interview of Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona congresswoman who was shot almost a year ago. Although...


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Frack off

We didn't get a three-minute time slot to speak at the DEC hydrofracking forum, but we're going to level with you, natural gas drilling is not good.  ...


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The case for roundtable learning

It might seem weird, but I would rather take a class with 400 people than one with only 40. No, its not because it’s easier to skip a 400-person class or because...


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Keep your friends close and your drinks closer

I am almost done with the first semester of my last year here and I couldn’t be more in denial. I’ve become increasingly lazy and increasingly more of an alcoholic. I haven’t...


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Rape prevention shouldn't be over-simplified

Two weeks ago, Binghamton’s “SlutWalk” drew about 100 people who showed up to protest what they perceived as a culture that “blames the victim.” Proponents of the walk say those who claim...


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Life is like a video game, almost

From time to time I find it necessary, if not essential, to pay homage to those younger and geekier roots of mine. Those that, in some regards, never truly left. This weekend,...


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How 'disabled' railroad retirees got their groove back

Would chronic back problems and arthritic joints in your extremities stop you from going 18 holes several times a week? Simple logic dictates it would, but for 11 retired Long Island Rail...