Guest Columns

The fight for Peace Studies

For the past four years, I have been working relentlessly to establish a peace studies minor at Binghamton University. In 2013, I created a proposal for the minor, which would combine peace...


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Voices: Visiting assistant professor Lubna Omar, a Syrian archaeologist, has been on the run for five years

Where to go after the ban? This was one of the haunting questions that started to pester in the back of my mind after the chaotic weekend caused by the executive order...


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President Trump’s “Travel Ban” executive order affects us here at Binghamton University

On Friday, Jan. 27, President Donald Trump made good, at least partially, on a campaign promise to ban Muslims from entering the United States by issuing an executive order that suspended travel...


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Response to 'How BU policy encourages unregulated Greek life'

Sarah Saad wrote a column, titled “How BU policy encourages unregulated Greek life,” in which she argued that the policies restricting first-semester freshmen and Binghamton Advantage Program (BAP) students from joining Greek...


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No, I'm not protesting

Being a victim of political games is not new to me. In my homeland, Iran, I was interrogated three times — five to seven hours long each — on charges of treason...


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Moral bankruptcy of Trump’s Muslim ban

It is hard to think of a more morally bankrupt, intellectually dishonest and politically mendacious policy than President Donald Trump’s executive order “Protecting the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the United...


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Guest columnist: Democrats need a vision

Welcome to the new world. Whether you are an apologist for Marxism, or a centrist believer in individual freedoms and responsible government, you’re in the opposition now. To varying degrees, communities around...


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Government transparency should not overrule ethics

Raised up as the rallying cry of every disgruntled person with a voice to shout with and an issue to press, government transparency (or lack thereof) appears to be the ultimate evil...


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Guest column: 'Beet-ing the salt'

Remember when you found the perfect pair of UGG boots on Black Friday only for them to get ruined by the end of the season from rock salt? Are you worried that...


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Social media's legitimacy as protest

Recently, someone I know posted a series of tweets expressing her thoughts on the hotly contested national anthem protests. She brought up a smart point on the subject that was articulated remarkably...