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Parents need to strike the right balance

As college students, people are quick to ask us about our plans for the immediate future. Where are we applying to grad school? What kind of job are we getting after graduation?...


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Pastafarianism is the last line of defense against theocratic tyranny

Let’s start today’s column off with a little wager: I bet my god has bigger balls than yours. You see, I am a Pastafarian. You would never know it by looking at...


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The turmoil in the Middle East requires another Marshall Plan

As instability abounds in the Middle East, so does uncertainty for the Western powers. The protests in the Arab world loom as potentially major threats to American diplomatic efforts. Though no figures...


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A look back at Black History Month

A box of posters labeled “50% off sale!” sits in the front of the Binghamton University Bookstore. I look through the abundant poster selection and realize that it is a tribute to...


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Breaking down the language barrier

Breaking down the language barrier — BU's Chinese, Korean and Japanese programs, funded from abroad. ...


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How to, and how not to, speak up in class

It’s hard to think about speaking up in class, especially for those with classes at 8:30 in the morning. But, there are always those moments, whether forced by the professor or stemming...


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Letters for grades, but not recommendation

Keep a watchful eye on your professors. There’s nothing more stressful than the graduate school application process. You have to worry about your grades in class, admissions exam scores, personal statements, résumés...


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A look into the world of collegiate a cappella

This Presidents Day weekend (and virtually since the eighth grade) I found myself knee-deep in a cappella. My a cappella group, The Binghamton Crosbys, took a trip to the worst place in...


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The Fall

The NYPIRG saga — the death of a student group and the broken system that killed it. ...


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Worth the ticket price

Plus-sized penalties for parking prohibition poo-pooing. Finally. ...