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Progressive political conference held in Binghamton

Democratic Party reform and money in politics were two central topics of the New York Progressive Action Network’s spring conference held this Sunday at Binghamton High School. Over 300 people gathered at...


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'Talk for Water' highlights environment crisis

Every year, approximately 3.6 million people worldwide die from water-borne diseases. To bring awareness to this crisis, approximately 60 Binghamton University students, faculty members and community members came together at a “Talk...


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Summit explores activism on campus

In an effort to bring student and community activists together, the Binghamton Progressive Leaders of Tomorrow — a local organization that advocates for social justice — hosted an activist summit on Wednesday...


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Town hall discusses varying opinions on off-campus safety

Around 40 students attended the first town hall hosted by the Binghamton University Roosevelt Institute on Tuesday, the BU branch of a national political think tank, to discuss the safety of students...


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Winter Storm Stella causes two consecutive snow days

Students received two days off from classes this week thanks to a Binghamton University first — 31.1 inches of snowfall in a 24-hour period. The campus community was notified of Tuesday’s class...


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City of Binghamton plans to install blue-light system on West Side

The blue-light phones that illuminate Binghamton University’s campus will now brighten neighborhoods on the West Side, thanks to a recently announced collaboration between the BU administration and the city of Binghamton. In...


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Local mayors discuss ways to create 'college towns'

On March 2, mayors Rich David of the city of Binghamton, Greg Deemie of Johnson City and John Bertoni of Endicott spoke to about 120 students, faculty, local business owners and community...


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U Club to offer Downtown, campus shuttles

For Binghamton University students living at U Club Binghamton, getting to Downtown Binghamton and to campus has been a challenge. But now, a long-promised shuttle bus service is finally taking shape. The...


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Local lawyers discuss implications of recent immigration ban

In response to President Donald Trump’s recent executive orders concerning immigration and refugee protocol, a panel of three local attorneys convened on Thursday evening to discuss the issues imposed by the policies...


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BU student launches hemp wine business

A student who founded the first hemp company in Broome County has officially launched his first hemp-infused wine. Friday night at Despina’s Mediterranean Taste, Kaelan Castetter, a junior majoring in political science,...


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Students, faculty rally in support of 'welcoming cities' resolution at Binghamton City Counil

More than a hundred people crowded Wednesday night’s Binghamton City Council meeting to voice their opinions in response to a recently proposed “Welcoming Cities Resolution.” The resolution was introduced by City Councilman...