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Students should always stand for displays of patriotism

If you attended kindergarten through 12th grade in the United States, you probably remember standing for the Pledge of Allegiance each morning. In New York state, it is a law that every...


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Progressive states lead the battle against climate change

It doesn’t take a genius to see that President Donald Trump isn’t doing much to combat climate change. For his 10 months in office, he has acted primarily in the interest of...


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Recognizing misogyny in alternative music

Unfortunately, music and misogyny often go hand in hand; many revered musical figures have ugly histories of domestic violence and sexual assault, or the content of their songs contain misogynistic ideas, or...


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Taking the blame away from Greek life

In the past weeks following the death of Andrew Coffey, a 20-year-old man pledging Pi Kappa Phi fraternity at Florida State University, fraternities and Greek life as a whole have once again...


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Limiting loneliness

Suppose there was a condition that was linked to a 26 percent increase in your chance of an early death, that the prevalence of this condition was increasing and that nearly nothing...


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Emotional-support animals should be allowed on campuses

An emotional-support animal is comfort. At the end of my 12-hour days, coming home to my cat, Zip, is not only calming, but vital to my well-being and high-level functioning. He isn’t...


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BU should switch to renewable energy

UPDATE: The claim that Binghamton University maintains its use of coal burning in its power plant is factually incorrect, according to Karen Fennie, Physical Facilities communications specialist. Fennie said that the University...


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Recognizing the downsides of the JUUL craze

“Is that a USB? A flash drive?” “Nah bro, it’s just a JUUL.” The JUUL by PAX Labs has taken college campuses by storm. I’m sure we have all seen people walking...


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FAFSA should expand to include 'independent' students

There are two simple reasons that most of us decided to attend Binghamton University — it’s a good school and it’s cheap. But even with its comparatively low cost of attendance, $24,000...


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Recognizing the drawbacks of "armchair activism"

By the end of this month, Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will most likely be rolling back FCC’s 2015 net neutrality ruling, which classified the internet as open...