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'Dupe' trend contributes to makeup overconsumption

The recent “dupe” trend, in which TikTok users compare high-end products to similar drugstore products, has taken over the platform. Just about everything has been “duped” — basic white socks, perfumes and...


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Hakeem Jeffries’ election weakened the Democratic Party

After securing enough votes in November, Hakeem Jeffries is now the Minority Leader in the House of Representatives. Jeffries, a longtime ally of Nancy Pelosi, has long been an outspoken advocate against...


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Israel’s far-right government proves disastrous for Palestinians

Benjamin Netanyahu was sworn in as Prime Minister on Dec. 29, 2022, for the third time, having held the office previously between 1996 and 1999 and between 2009 and 2021. Having consistently...


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U.S. should punish those who commit crimes based upon future consequences

Our country’s system of punishment is inhumane. A democratic country is supposedly made up of individual citizens who are, as citizens, treated like living beings above the status of robots or animals....


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Capitalism undervalues passion

We are taught to think rationally and to explain ourselves using rationality. Although rational thinking has its place, it is often emphasized at the expense of passion. Using emotion to dictate our...


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Going to college shifts perceptions of home

Now that I’m getting close to finishing my first semester of college, I’ve started to reflect on how my perception of home has changed while I’ve been away at school. When I’m...


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Gen Eds waste time and money

Welcome to college! It’s very different than high school. In high school, you had to study everything — like math, English, science and history. But in college, you get to specialize and...


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Monetary donations foster false satisfaction

I donated my dwindling meal plan dollars purely out of pressure and fear of judgment when dining services at Binghamton University were collecting donations for a food drive. It’s not that I...


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Artemis mission to the moon has exciting technological, scientific potential

In September, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) decided to roll back the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket from Complex 39A to the Vehicle Assembly Building ahead of the expected arrival...


Guest Columns

BU graduate teaching assistants must be protected

In an academic environment where hate speech and ideals of white supremacy are becoming commonplace, Binghamton University is failing in its duty to protect not just its most vulnerable students from irrevocable...


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The Biden administration's drone strike restrictions should be commended

In early October, President Joe Biden signed a classified policy that placed limitations on the use of drone strikes outside areas of active conflict. This policy restored limitations that had been removed...