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Note from the Editor: Renewing our mission

In November 1946, a newspaper called The Colonial News was first printed on the campus of Triple Cities College in Endicott, New York. It was started as a newspaper dedicated to telling...


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In support of the graduate school applicant

After four weeks off, the expectation is for students to come back refreshed and ready to tackle a new semester. Yet, for seniors who are graduating in May, including myself, there was...


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Should pre-med requirements be reconsidered?

I arrived at the hospital with a sense of wonder and thrill — every neuron in my body firing at full potential, triggering me to feel excitement in my fingertips and through...


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Hamas inhibits the Israeli-Palestinian peace process

It’s not breaking news that Gaza is dangerously teetering toward a catastrophic water and electricity crisis. Since Hamas, the Palestinian fundamentalist organization that practices war crimes and crimes against humanity, seized control...


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Senior column: Learning to stray from the plan

When friends suggest going out for dinner, I’m the one who does research on restaurants days in advance, looking up every item the menus offers and figuring out the exact time I...


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Properly punishing Team Russia for taking part in doping

On Dec. 5, the International Olympic Committee announced it would ban Russia from competing in next year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The decision was a result of the committee’s commission...


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Recognizing the importance of engaging with the community

How often do you explore the city of Binghamton? While time and workload might be large influences on the answer to this question, few may be able to say they do even...


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Barbie perpetuates an unhealthy ideal body type

The notoriety of Barbie’s unrealistic body type is not a new phenomenon. Barbie’s body shape of a tiny waist, wide hips, large chest and tall height is found merely in “one of...


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Avoiding familial arguments during the holidays

Winter break is fast approaching. For many, being done with final exams, papers and projects and getting to go home and eat some home-cooked food is something to look forward to. For...


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Fostering a comfortable setting in academia

It should go without saying that the point of a university — or more broadly, education as a whole — is the expansion of one’s worldview via exposure to new perspectives. So,...


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Personable professors benefit students

Many of us probably remember a lecture hall packed with hundreds of students freshman year for a general education requirement with the stereotypical professor who taught directly from the textbook. If not,...