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Policing cannot solve anti-Asian hate crimes

During the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, hate crimes against Asian Americans — particularly East Asian Americans — rose by 73 percent. The onslaught of anti-Asian sentiment highlighted by the...


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Student governments need stronger relationships with residents

The involvement of students in the self-governance of residential halls has been part of the college experience for a long time. The importance of balancing power between the administration’s traditionalist oversight over...


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The education system fails to teach morality and civics

Well, it appears as though my column about why you should vote didn’t single-handedly swing the results of the Virginia gubernatorial election last month. That remains on the bucket list. With that,...


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"The Departed" is Martin Scorsese's best film

“Taxi Driver,” “Raging Bull,” “Goodfellas,” “The Wolf of Wall Street” — Martin Scorsese’s legendary filmography as a director is second to none, but which of his films is the best? Opinions on...


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Counterintuitive tips to increase creativity

I’ve always thought of myself as a creative person. I don’t just mean this in the artistic sense — to me, being creative means having the drive to take the ideas in...


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COP26 is performative climate activism

From Oct. 31 to Nov. 12, the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) was held to address the issue of climate change. Those present included leaders such as President Joe Biden,...


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American democracy is in decline

Today, the United States, once the world’s preeminent superpower, is in decline. As this year comes to a close, it is important to look back on where we began. On Jan. 6,...


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Ranking traditional Thanksgiving desserts

I will fully admit that I was a Thanksgiving hater up until a few years ago. I would argue most kids are, because with Thanksgiving comes the mentality, “What’s in it for...


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Student engagement remains low during pandemic

It seems like even though the worst of COVID-19 is past us and we aren’t dealing with the heavy restrictions that we were last year, student engagement still isn’t looking so great....


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Democrats must pass the Build Back Better Act

In the 2020 presidential election, Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump by 10.1 percent in the state of Virginia. Mark Warner, the incumbent Democratic senator, saw an even larger margin of victory. A...


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Gerrymandering and low voter turnout predict Democratic decline

Voter turnout is a substantial problem that Democrats face nationwide, especially in college areas like Broome County. According to WSKG, in Broome County and Tompkins County, which contain Binghamton University, Cornell University...


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Unions can strengthen progressive campaigns

The Buffalo mayoral election is finally over, and Democratic Socialist India Walton has been defeated by write-in incumbent Byron Brown. While the last of Brown’s write-in ballots are being tallied, the Walton...