Guest Columns

The Nature Preserve stands in the way of parking

My earliest class this semester starts at 10:05 a.m. I live in a U Club apartment, which means I have a pretty convenient commute to Binghamton University’s campus. While the bus is...


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BU should engage with international students about Hong Kong protests

It continues to be the summer of unrest in the streets of Hong Kong as Hong Kongers enter their 13th consecutive week of protests. As an elite public university, Binghamton University and...


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The danger of generalization

On Saturday, days ahead of its 71st birthday, Israel was bombarded with more than 700 missiles, leaving hundreds injured and four dead. My own family had to spend the night in bomb...


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Athletes should be able to compete regardless of biological factors

Recently, Caster Semenya, a black South African medium-distance runner, was targeted by a change in International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) policy which requires female athletes with too much testosterone to take...


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Recognizing the rebranding of socialism

Moneyed interests and powerful think tanks are literally rebranding what constitutes socialism. Bernie Sanders is the only contemporary politician who previously could have been considered a socialist, but that was decades ago....


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Reflecting on my negative LSD trip

I knew my brain didn’t like acid from the very first time I tried it. Tripping off of only half a tab in the College-in-the-Woods dining hall and feeling fully uncomfortable the...


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Stricter gun legislation is not the answer to gun violence

Elizabeth Short’s heart is in the right place, but her conclusion in her March 27 column is off the mark. The massacre in New Zealand struck a nerve with my community. As...


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Your money, your voice

Fee increases are coming. Of the 14 broad-based fees paid by undergraduates, Binghamton University is proposing increases to four of them: the student health fee, the technology fee, the intercollegiate athletics fee...


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We need to keep talking about voting

The state of New York has recently made some very impressive and important changes to our long outdated voting system, finally putting us in the same lane as 37 other states. Gov....


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We should support local businesses over large corporations

According to a recent Pipe Dream article, local politicians have been vocal in their support for Amazon setting up shop in Binghamton. That is a major problem. Amazon is a toxic convenience...