Columns

Don't be scared to be undeclared

Entering Binghamton University last August, my undeclared major felt like a giant inkblot on my life — annoying and stressful. I was jealous of my suitemates who had come in as declared...


Columns

Senior column: Life is a story

Life is a story. So what is my story? Well, here’s a fun fact: I couldn’t speak until I was 4 years old. Instead of attending a traditional preschool, I was placed...


Columns

Senior Column: Being authentically me

Before coming to Binghamton University, I made a list of things that I wanted to do in college. Some items were simple, like “develop a taste in music.” Another goal I had...


Columns

Andrew Yang is not strong enough to lead NYC

In just a few years, Andrew Yang has gone from obscurity to national recognition as a major political figure. Despite his lack of political experience prior to running in the Democratic primaries...


Columns

The U.S. needs to do more in the global fight against COVID-19

My sophomore year, I took an apocalyptic literature class called “The End of the World,” and for an assignment, we were asked to write an essay realistically predicting how the world would...


Columns

BU should expand class options to assist in a timely graduation

As the semester comes to an end and class registration approaches, people are dealing with end-of-the-year stress, including finals and figuring out summer plans. This includes making schedules for the next semester,...


Columns

The stigma surrounding artistic hobbies, careers prevents creative expression

After growing up in New York City, coming to Binghamton was a culture shock or rather, a lack-of-culture shock. I missed the museums, galleries and excess of creative people. My mother’s first...


Columns

Four-day school weeks could be a valuable alternative to hustle culture

This past year, all students have had to adapt to new forms of learning in ways that we never could have imagined. While online classes through Zoom should have theoretically given students...


Columns

Embracing recreational cannabis can revitalize Binghamton's economy

It’s finally happened! It’s what we’ve all been waiting for — recreational cannabis use has been legalized within the state of New York! On Wednesday March 31, New York State Gov. Andrew...


Columns

TikTok promotes unnecessary, cyclical materialism

In this day and age, there is a social media app for everyone. Whether you prefer looking at what’s new in fashion, want to screenshot delicious recipes or keep up to date...