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Living Downtown amongst the roaches, cops and ghosts

After living Downtown for a whole two weeks this semester, I’ve come to realize something: I’m not in Kansas anymore. Living Downtown is a far, and sometimes pained, cry from living on...


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Don't fall into that same, drab routine, seize your opportunities

You’re back. Welcome home. We’ve missed you. The dorm halls and library alcoves have been quiet and dusty for too long. Glenn G. Bartle Library, Lecture Hall 1 and The Rathskeller are...


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Embarking on the post-grad path

Somehow, and I don’t know how I got here, but it is the beginning of the end. Actually, it’s not THE beginning of THE end, but more of A beginning of AN...


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On rigor, with vigor

Binghamton University's ranking a top a list of least rigorous universities has us all pondering how challenging our education really is, and whether or not the grounds for our ranking are as ...


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It's time to take back our government

We find ourselves living in an age of instability at the onset of the 21st century’s second decade. Entire economies are writhing from the gyrations of financial markets and oppressive regimes are...


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How my lost wallet restored my faith in man

Many ancient philosophers have been stumped by the following question: Is mankind inherently good or evil? I know I’m not any famous philosopher, but I have an answer and it came to...


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When all else fails, riots, not protests, are the only answer

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama asked for a joint session of Congress so he could give a speech about jobs — why there aren’t any, how to create them, so on and...


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Mass commercialization has deteriorated theme park allure

I panicked a bit when I looked at the first writers’ schedule of the semester and saw my name among those to write first. The fact that I would have to begin...


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Undergrad experience is about exploration, self-discovery

While largely preoccupied with unpacking and securing other essentials for the coming school year, I thought it necessary to extend myself to the incoming freshmen, and perhaps provide some insight, drawing from...


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My Xbox 360, 2007-2011

Nothing will ever properly prepare a video-gamer for the death of a console. Nothing. Not hearing about it happening to other people, or watching reaction videos on Youtube, or reading about the...