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"Never Trump" Republicans represent an uglier side of conservatism

In my last article before the 2020 election, I warned that there is a reactionary malignancy at the center of American politics, and that the Republican Party, as led by Donald Trump,...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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"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...


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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....


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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...


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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...


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Bringing back the local train station could revitalize Binghamton

At the end and beginning of every semester, most Binghamton University students face the challenge of traveling back to their hometowns from Binghamton and vice versa. While students do have some options...


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The second Trump impeachment process should have prioritized accountability over partisanship

With the backdrop of a second impeachment trial recently concluded in the Senate, America is once again embroiled in an argument on how to hold government and the actions of its officials...


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NYS legislature takes a crucial step toward LGBTQ+ equality

Last week, I was reading about the latest movements by the New York State Legislature and was so happy to see a harmful statute repealed, securing a big win for transgender and...