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Making friends is key to getting the most out of college

Congrats on surviving the college process and deciding to come to Binghamton University; it’s not easy and you deserve a second to take in all your hard work. I’m here to pass...


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Be bold and take advantage of opportunities

Every year, Pipe Dream — the illustrious publication you hold in your hands — publishes a summer issue, invariably read by the incoming freshman class. If you’re reading this now, you’re probably...


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Senior Column: Stepping off the sidelines

For the majority of my life, I’ve been the sole audience of an unwatched show. A friend once described me as being a spectator of sorts, passive and carefully watching for things...


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Senior Column: Finding the words to say thanks

It’s always been hard for me to leave the Pipe Dream office. I’ve skipped so many classes and I often stayed here so much longer than I needed to. There were times...


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Senior Column: Giving and taking another shot

In October 2015, my friend Matt’s life was cut short after a bicycle accident at the University of Delaware. Matt would be graduating this month, but instead, he won’t get the chance...


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Senior Column: Learning to assume my own identity

My relationship with race has always been far more complex than necessary. I am a proud black daughter of two amazing black parents, but I always struggled with feeling black enough. I’ve...


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Senior Column: Live your best life with the best people

Loving yourself is not easy. Being confident is not easy. But with the right kind of people around you, it doesn’t have to be hard. I don’t enjoy giving advice, so I’ll...


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Senior Column: Writing my story — mistakes and all

Transferring to Binghamton University was the the start of it all, really — I can’t believe they let me do that, but they did. I felt like a loser for not liking...


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Senior Column: Hindsight bias can leave you breathless

When my mom moved me into my freshman dorm room, she was upset that my roommate wasn’t there. “I understand she’s a junior and that you can’t force her to move in...


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Senior Column: Minors can be major

At the end of this article, it’s going to say that I am a senior majoring in human development. That is a lie. Not really, but for the past 10 years, I...


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Senior Column: A final thank you

In true college fashion, I wrote this senior column within the hour it was due on a bus. Oh god, this transition to the real world won’t be pretty. How do students...