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The Trump administration offers false support for LGBTQ people

The Trump administration is back at it again with manipulating real issues that affect not only Americans, but LGBTQ folk around the globe. A recent announcement by the administration, entirely reasonable at...


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Reclaiming slurs can be empowering

From their inception, derogatory slurs have been used to terrorize and abuse the groups of people they are hurled at. Words and phrases have been created or adapted to single out a...


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Addressing the fallacies of Common Core education

On March 3, 2019, Andrew Foley, development director of Better Days Greece, a non-governmental organization that focuses on providing spaces that promote relief, healing and learning to those displaced during the refugee...


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Is it OK for artists to cover other musicians?

Artistic originality has long been a subject of critical debate. When it comes to musicians covering material from other musicians, performances are usually met with particular enthusiasm and acclaim from regular listeners....


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Real environmentalists are vegan

There are too many fraudulent environmentalists in this country proclaiming their noble pursuit of caring for the planet, but not actually succeeding in doing so. The environmental movement has rightly focused on...


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Editorial: Blue bag blues

For students who live off campus, the city of Binghamton’s blue bag garbage system is a constant source of frustration. The city requires residents to use city-mandated blue bags to dispose of...


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Why do we inconsistently condemn racism?

We are part of an era that has been undeniably cracking down on social issues concerning race, gender and sexuality more than ever before. While steps are clearly being taken in the...


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If found guilty, Jussie Smollett’s actions are abhorrent

The country listened in horror as “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett released news that he had been the victim of a vicious hate crime. He claimed that two individuals approached him, hit him,...


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It's important to remind yourself why you're happy

I once read a quote that said, “Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is.” To me,...


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The psychology department should re-evaluate how it does research

One of Binghamton University’s most popular majors is psychology, and understandably so. It is a fascinating science and offers a versatile and useful degree. Moreover, psychology professors at BU conduct outstanding work,...


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All sex workers deserve legal protection

As a new generation of autonomous individuals seeks sex work as a legitimate means of employment, they face overwhelming backlash and a pitiful lack of protection. In a society obsessed with the...