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Social media "relationships" are subject to change

Faced with unprecedented technological innovations, global integration and a pace of life so accelerated you have to hold onto your seat, Generation Z — which generally encompasses kids born from the mid-90s...


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The MCAT perpetuates systemic barriers to success

As winter break quickly approaches and I prepare to relax for two months, many of my premedical track friends are preparing for something not so relaxing — MCAT tutoring courses. In order...


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In response to the Binghamton Review's Nov. 18 issue

I discuss the Holocaust in this piece, at some points in detail. I choose not to shy away from the details so as to paint a more vivid picture, but readers are...


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Intent does not change the impact of bigoted humor

I wasn’t that surprised at the “joke” published in the Binghamton Review regarding Ariel Wajnrajch’s piece on Nov.18. I’ve never understood “Campus Presswatch,” the segment in which the joke appeared, because despite...


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Though moderate, Biden's Cabinet picks are promising

Last Monday, President-elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr. was formally granted access to post-election resources and services by the General Services Administration, the government agency responsible for facilitating presidential transitions. That same day,...


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Democrats need to appeal to a broader base

With Election Day behind us, ousting President Donald Trump is a major win for many, but we can’t get complacent. We still need to learn from the past. Joe Biden underperformed in...


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Cancel culture invokes overdue and necessary conversations

“Cancel culture,” or the effort to obstruct people, brands and anything else deemed problematic or offensive from maintaining a public presence and prominent career, primarily came into our collective consciousness with the...


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Viewing adoptions as “happy endings” is vastly oversimplifying

I was just a few days old when I was left in a bus station in Zhuzhou, Hunan Province, China. At some point, a figure emerged from the humming crowd and carried...


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Despite promises to increase faculty diversity, cluster hiring remains unfulfilled

In May 2020, former Harpur College Dean Elizabeth Chilton announced her decision to leave Binghamton University. As previously reported by Pipe Dream at the time, Chilton explained that her new position as...


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Populism’s poor reputation doesn't make it inherently bad

Populism, as defined by my textbook for Political Science 113: Introduction to Comparative Politics, is a “political movement based on championing the rights and interests of the people in the face of...


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Abolishing the Senate may expand democracy

Although the general election is behind us, the future makeup of Congress is still uncertain. The Democrats will hold the House of Representatives, though with a smaller margin than before, and President-elect...


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Despite pressures, internships are luxuries only some can afford

“Internships will help you succeed — you’ll get hands-on experience in your field of interest and make connections of a lifetime!” Those familiar words of advice ring through the ears of every...