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The state of New York has recently made some very impressive and important changes to our long outdated voting system, finally putting us in the same lane as 37 other states.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


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OCCT should remove its misleading advertisements

As a faculty member, there are risks that come with riding Binghamton University’s Off Campus College Transport (OCCT) buses regularly. Should a student peek at my phone, they might discover my Cardi...


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Navigating birth control on your own

I got my first real boyfriend in college. My parents are religious immigrants and very closed-off people, which made it hard to open up to them about relationships. When I’m at home,...


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The recent missile strikes in Israel are reprehensible

Last Sunday, I woke up afraid. Not fearing for my own life, but rather for the lives of my friends and family living in southern Israel. I feared for my brother, who...


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Anti-Semitic acts are unacceptable

Tuesday morning, I woke up to an extremely disturbing Facebook post. It was not something I hadn’t seen before. In fact, it was something that pops up in my news feed somewhat...


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What constitutes upstate New York is up to you

It was suggested in an article published last week, titled “Binghamton is not part of upstate New York,” that much banter occurs about upstate during the first month of the fall semester....


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Binghamton is not part of upstate New York

By now, late September, I’m sure you’ve had an argument with someone from “the city” (as if other cities don’t exist), or New York City, that any geographical point north of NYC...


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Hallucinogens should not be classified as Schedule I drugs

Many of us pledged to “just say no” to drugs in the D.A.R.E. program during our primary education years. We were brainwashed into thinking all drugs — and all people who use...


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It's OK to love something without declaring it as a major

Imagine this: You have a bright future ahead — you earned decent grades in high school, high enough to land a comfy seat in the premier public Ivy of your resident New...