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For younger generations, dark times call for dark humor

How many times within the past week have you heard someone say something along the lines of “I’d rather get the coronavirus than miss the opportunity to walk at graduation, take an...


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The United States’ response to the coronavirus has been apathetic and dangerous

It’s the latest buzz on the streets. Everyone’s talking about it and it’s not getting any better. The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has now spread to every continent on Earth except...


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Reducing food waste is key to combating climate change

I do not think twice when I dump half a plate of food in the garbage or consider how much food I waste over the course of a week, and you probably...


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Democracy is more than just the presidential election

The Democratic primary has been at the center of the American political climate lately. With Super Tuesday behind us and many more primaries to go, the focus on elections will surely increase....


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The lack of diversity in faculty and staff on campus leaves many vulnerable

Between the presidential election, the coronavirus and even “The Bachelor,” hate speech has become an important topic of conversation today. More often than not, hate speech stems from a place of deep-seated...


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Western media sensationalizes foreign diseases while ignoring domestic ones

Every few years there seems to be a new disease that is going to bring about the end of civilization. In the early 2000s, it was the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)...


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Universities need to take student surveys more seriously

Every April and November, students across the Binghamton University community switch between tabs of BU Brain, RateMyProfessors.com and College Scheduler, frantically picking professors for their next-semester classes. In the days that follow,...


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DIVEST BING should refocus their protest methodology

In recent weeks, a campus group known as DIVEST BING has held protests, including one in which the group was opposing BAE Systems at the Feb. 12 men’s basketball game. The goal...


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Marvel's superhero blockbusters do not classify as true cinema

Earning 10 nominations at the 73rd British Academy Film Awards and five nominations at the 77th Golden Globe Awards, Martin Scorsese’s star-studded film “The Irishman” hoped to add an Oscar to its...


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The traditional eight-hour workday is detrimental to employees' productivity

There’s something to be said about the current eight-hour employment routine; it’s a workday time frame so uniformly shared among employers that the term “9-to-5” has established itself within our vocabulary. After...


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To fight climate change, we must rethink our relationship with nature

In the past year, wildfires across the globe have covered the front pages of our newspapers. With devastating losses in the Amazon rainforest, Australia, California and other areas, newspapers have continuously broken...