Columns

Reconsidering the intentions behind the United States' action in Syria

Last Sunday, four individuals were randomly murdered in a Waffle House in Tennessee. The following day, 10 innocent pedestrians were murdered in a terrorist attack in Toronto. With senseless attacks occurring seemingly...


Guest Columns

Hallucinogens should not be classified as Schedule I drugs

Many of us pledged to “just say no” to drugs in the D.A.R.E. program during our primary education years. We were brainwashed into thinking all drugs — and all people who use...


Columns

Competition in high school can lead to disunity in college

I remember my first few days at Binghamton University vividly. Moving away from home and being thrown into a new environment is a shock, and it’s hard to forget. I recall the...


Guest Columns

It's OK to love something without declaring it as a major

Imagine this: You have a bright future ahead — you earned decent grades in high school, high enough to land a comfy seat in the premier public Ivy of your resident New...


Columns

Why is it so difficult to get Plan B from Decker?

Two years ago, I needed Plan B. I needed the morning-after pill, a pill that is taken to prevent fertilization up to 72 hours after conception. The drug is sold in most...


Columns

Student input is essential to a democratic campus

In my short career as a college student, I have attended Onondaga Community College and Binghamton University. Both have limited student input in school affairs. At my old school, the Onondaga Community...


Columns

Validating the "Friday Scaries"

For me, Friday doesn’t signal the release from the doldrums of the week. Rather, it signals a fresh wave of anxiety about what my plans are for the weekend. My “Friday Scaries”...


Staff Editorials

Editorial: One step forward, many to take

Binghamton University has responded to the fatal attack in Mountainview College on April 15 in various ways — last Thursday, the administration released a list of frequently asked questions related to the...


Guest Columns

In defense of President Trump's intervention in Syria

In an interview with CNBC in 2013, former president Bill Clinton expressed what he thought was his administration’s biggest failure. It was not the failed attempt to reform our nation’s health care....


Columns

We need to pay attention to first responders' mental health

In the wake of incomprehensible tragedy and loss, we mourn. We mourn for the loss of a young life, for their loved ones and for the community. The grievous loss of Joao...