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Reconnecting with the real world

When was the last time you built something? I don’t mean the hammer-and-nail kind of building, but it could be that too — when was the last time you made something with...


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Fostering a welcoming environment

Many young aspiring professionals, like students at Binghamton University, constantly seek to create novel leadership roles, responsibilities and activities in which we can develop skills and learn to be engaged. In our...


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The problem with protagonists

Reading was something I loved from a young age. While I was enthusiastic to spend my free time reading new books, I remember that not all of my classmates felt that way....


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Indicting ignorance

In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, communities across the southern United States and the Caribbean are struggling to regain what has been lost. Houses, families and livelihoods have been obliterated...


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In defense of not drinking

“It’s Friday night, who’s hosting the pregame?” It’s a weekly conversation over text, in a group message, or in-person, as you’re walking down the Spine and see a friend. My Spanish professor...


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Taking the politics out of teaching

As the sentence-long attribution reads at the end of this article, I major in political science. By declaring this major, I know that I committed to daily lectures on the study of...


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Denouncing political violence

Over the past few years, our country has plunged into a debate about free speech and tolerance. This isn’t the first time and it won’t be the last. Our country — dedicated...


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Letting go of your goals

Hello, and for those of you who are new to Binghamton University, welcome. For the underclassmen still donning Cornell sweatshirts and clinging to the very slim possibility that you will transfer there...


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Appreciating our grandparents

Although we may not realize it on a college campus, grandparents are everywhere. According to information from the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly one in every four adults living in the United States...


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Benefiting the community

While I haven’t been on a 7 a.m. run around the Brain with Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger in a few semesters, I have seen Stenger around recently: front and center at...


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Unlikely advice to help you succeed

As a senior, I have learned many lessons in my past three years of college — some of them the hard way. Looking back on all of the advice I wish I...


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Enforcing the rules of language

The use of proper grammar and correct spelling is often overlooked, and often seen as something that’s only necessary for English majors and copy editors. Why would it be useful for anyone...