Letters

Letter to the editor: In support of Tarik Abdelazim

Dear Editor, This citizen sees a great deal of difference in the two candidates in Binghamton’s mayoral contest and he would like to take a New York minute to describe his thoughts....


Staff Editorials

Editorial: Confronting the cons

The New York state constitutional convention has become a hot topic of the upcoming election, with proponents and opponents each presenting strong arguments on why to vote yes or vote no. The...


Columns

Where #MeToo can succeed, and where it can't

The internet revolution of abuse-survivor tag #MeToo has led to a number of survivors coming forward about their histories of assault and harassment, but no high-profile allegation has affected me as much...


Guest Columns

Recognizing Israel's resilience in the wake of terror attacks

In an otherwise aged and ancient city, Jerusalem’s Chords Bridge serves as a gateway to the contemporary, with its bold architecture and modern beauty making a stunning statement. Centered at the entrance...


Columns

Voting in local elections is imperative

In 2009, a record low of 18.3 percent of eligible U.S. voters headed to the polls to cast their votes for their choice of mayor, county legislator, town supervisors, city council members,...


Columns

Understanding the humanity of homelessness

Imagine you are walking through the streets of New York City on a beautiful day. Perhaps you are in a hurry to meet a group of friends. Maybe you finally received that...


Columns

Acknowledging the rising benzodiazepine epidemic

Today, most Americans are well aware of the opioid epidemic, which continues to grow daily. This awareness comes with good reason — in 2015 alone, more than 33,000 people died due to...


Staff Editorials

Editorial: Do your homework

Everyone at Binghamton University knows fall semester comes with the inevitable stress of finding housing for the following school year. With the on-campus housing deadline approaching in mid-November, we’re forced to figure...


Columns

Recognizing the importance of engaging in local government

For 10 months out of the year, we call the Binghamton area our home. We contribute to the local economy. We enjoy its services. We pay taxes. Yet, to many of us,...


Columns

Changing the dialogue around gun violence

Discussion regarding the issue of gun violence in the United States follows a life cycle that generally resembles this: the issue is widely ignored, a mass shooting happens and it becomes the...