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Ethics classes should be a core requirement for all BU schools

Ethics classes can help prepare students for what their degree looks like in the real world. Not only does this help students, it also can have a positive effect on new hires...


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Rising anxiety rates are determinably linked to political issues

People no longer trust the government. People are scared of each other. Instead of admiring the beauty of life, people are dreading waking up in the morning. Suicide rates are up, we...


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Letter to the Editor: In response to Stella Huang's Oct. 10 column

The response to the recent federal ruling that Harvard does not discriminate against Asian Americans in their admissions process has been extremely polarizing in what was already an intense debate about the...


Staff Editorials

Editorial: Put your money where your art is

In this year’s State of the University address, Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger announced a number of forthcoming changes to BU’s academics, most notably rebranding the Decker School of Nursing as the...


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Perpetuating misconceptions about sex in other cultures is a toxic practice

Girls’ bars. Love hotels. Anime porn. These are just some of the key Google search results of Japan’s eclectic sex industry, known by most, yet experienced by few. As a mixed-race Japanese...


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Breastfeeding in public needs to be normalized

Binghamton University recently installed a Mamava Pod, a place for new mothers to breastfeed their babies in private, in the University Union. Public breastfeeding has been a long-standing and controversial issue, so...


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Rescue pets are the perfect fit for college students

For those of us who are still students living on campus, a pet of our own isn’t something we can have in the near future, no matter how much we may want...


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The Blue Lives Matter movement is more than just an attempt to undermine Black Lives Matter

It’s difficult to conceptualize just how prevalent the Blue Lives Matter movement has become in America, despite lacking the same fundamental rationality as other adjacent social revolutions. In the wild, we see...


Staff Editorials

Editorial: The Confederate flag is not a joke, Skormin

Victor Skormin has long been a polarizing figure at Binghamton University, but his recent social media post has reignited concerns about his offensive behavior. On Sept. 30, Skormin posted a photo of...


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A new Florida law wrongly imposes a dangerous poll tax on ex-felons

Imagine being barred from voting for the rest of your life. That is the reality for too many people in this country — millions who, right now, simply don’t have the right...