Columns

Conspiracy theories prove to be much more dangerous than we think

Are you familiar with QAnon? If not, you’re not alone. In fact, when asked whether they had positive, negative or neutral views of QAnon, 45 percent of voters “weren’t sure or didn’t...


Columns

Despite widespread usage, birth control is under-researched

The moment you inch into the realm of adulthood, you enter, in some way, the conversation about birth control. You may be one of the lucky ones who only has to consider...


Guest Columns

Jewish populations are more diverse than many believe

The Farhud was a violent pogrom and massacre waged against the Jews of Iraq in 1941, in which about 180 Jews were murdered and many more injured. Raging during the Jewish holiday...


Staff Editorials

Editorial: Don't cheat yourself

It’s no secret that students are struggling with online learning. It’s easy to feel disconnected and unfocused when it comes to sitting through lectures on Zoom week after week, and pairing these...


Columns

The convenience of de-icers does not outweigh their environmental impacts

During the snowiest time of the year, many must take solace in the fact that despite the assurance of general annoyances, as well as very real dangers, that oncoming snowfall provides, they...


Columns

"Young adult" fiction may be too broad a category for potential readers

Picture this: you are in your local bookstore, searching for a novel to buy your younger sibling who loves young adult (YA) fantasy books like “Harry Potter” or “Percy Jackson & The...


Columns

The orgasm gap highlights misogynistic sex education in the U.S.

Let’s talk about sex! National Orgasm Day is July 31, which celebrates and raises awareness for issues around sexual climax. Among those issues, one of the most significant is the orgasm gap....


Columns

Texan power outages should not be blamed on the outcome of the election

We are now on the second week of watching the state of Texas be hit hard by an unprecedented winter storm. Temperatures dipped below freezing and the state, which is usually tens...


Staff Editorials

Editorial: The show shouldn't go on

Last fall, the Binghamton University theatre department announced that it would be putting on a production of “Twilight: Los Angles, 1992” during its spring 2021 season. The play, written by Black playwright...


Columns

Television series are the best medium to bring young adult fiction to life

As a self-proclaimed “book nerd,” it’s not unusual to see yet another of my favorite young adult (YA) authors announce that there is a movie adaptation in their series’ future. It seems...