Guest Columns

Athletes should be able to compete regardless of biological factors

Recently, Caster Semenya, a black South African medium-distance runner, was targeted by a change in International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) policy which requires female athletes with too much testosterone to take...


Columns

Politicians' social media presence distracts from their policies

With the rise of social media, politicians have frequently taken advantage of sites that are used around the world, such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and other platforms. These platforms are heavily influential,...


Staff Editorials

Editorial: Where are the women?

In the past five years, Binghamton University has not chosen a female headliner for either Spring Fling or fall concert. This year’s Spring Fling, like the many that have come before it,...


Columns

The consequences of using THC wax pens are still unknown

I want to bring a relatively new contender to the realm of weed use into light: the infamous dab pen. Small, discreet and virtually odorless after a few minutes pass, dab or...


Columns

How might food connect different cultures?

Arguably, there is no greater, faster or more favorable way to get to someone’s heart than through their stomach. Food has this incredible quality to reveal so much about the person it’s...


Columns

The anti-vaxxer movement perpetuates a phobia of autism

The recent resurgence of preventable disease outbreaks has been influenced by the growing anti-vaccination movement. One of the most popular reasons behind anti-vaccination, its relationship to autism, is influenced by a societal...


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Why are pregnant people so closely scrutinized?

Earlier this month, the Kensington Palace announced that Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and her husband, Prince Harry, would be keeping the birth of their first child private. Unlike Prince Harry’s parents...


Columns

College students should be granted more room for error

Wannado City was an amusement park in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. There were no roller coasters, Tilt-A-Whirls or zeppole. Instead, kids spent the day indoors, trying out different professions. You could be a...


Columns

We must respond to climate change with urgency

This Monday was Earth Day, and in the 49 years we’ve been celebrating the holiday, the basic message of those celebrating has stayed the same: Save the planet. However, with increasing evidence...


Staff Editorials

Editorial: #SaveStudentNewsrooms

On April 25, more than 100 student publications are set to publish editorials about the difficulty of maintaining independence and the struggles that come with it. Organized by the University of Florida’s...