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Text messaging enables meaningful, creative communication

Unconventional forms of text messaging are often looked down upon, satirized and mocked by popular media. The medium is portrayed as encouraging incorrect grammar and spellings, and degrading the English language for...


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Alum responds to recent RA training controversy

Like most alumni, I have become aware of the controversy that is occurring due to an RA event called “#StopWhitePeople2K16.” Once the story hit the national media and oozed into every social...


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Response to Anita Raychawdhuri’s 4/26 column on the NYS Democratic primary

On Tuesday April 26, I had the pleasure of reading an opinion column by Anita Raychawdhuri regarding the New York state Democratic primary. Her argument was interesting and well-thought out. However, I...


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The fight against state 'tampon taxes' is misguided

A woman walks into a drugstore. She brings three items to the checkout counter: Tootsie Rolls, Tylenol and tampons. On which of these products will she have to pay a tax? The...


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Drug prohibition is a violation human rights

Getting high, in one form or another, is a part of the human experience. Children get highs from sugar or by spinning each other around until they reach a dizzy daze. Animals...


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Your vote will help shape our country's conscience

As the New York primary elections draw near, voters are busy making up their minds about which candidate to support for president. This can be a difficult decision during one of the...


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Open Letter to the University: GSO Senators respond to voluntary fees

Last month, the majority of Binghamton University graduate students voted to make the Graduate Student Organization (GSO) activity fee voluntary for the next two years, rather than automatically included in our student...


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Guest columnist responds to Giovanna Bernardo’s 3/18 piece on the Kardashians

In reading Giovanna Bernardo’s piece on Kim Kardashian’s recent display of nudity on social media, I was disappointed but not surprised. As a proud feminist, I found myself cringing at many of...


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Hate language rampant abroad

A walk around the Binghamton University campus reveals the diversity of our student population. The University’s global approach as well as its emphasis on inclusivity promotes learning beyond the formal walls of...


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University should not partner with Lockheed Martin

Even if you don’t know anything about Lockheed Martin, chances are you’ve at least seen the name somewhere on campus. This is because they sponsor and donate to multiple BU programs: Watson...