Columns

Polarized reading trends reflect our social climate

As my to-be-read (TBR) list slowly shrinks after a self-declared book-buying ban, I recently decided to browse The New York Times Best Sellers list in search of my next read. I noticed...


Columns

American apathy perpetuates civil war in Yemen

For seven years, a civil war has been raging in Yemen between the Saudi Arabia-backed government and the Iran-backed Houthi rebel sect, which seized control of the northern Saada province in 2014....


Columns

Zionism is not a colonial movement

Last spring, Binghamton University student organizers of a “Free Palestine” rally recommended researching multiple organizations such as Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), an organization that often spreads misconceptions about Zionism: the movement...


Staff Editorials

Editorial: Fall 2021 Report Card

Administration: C+ Having finally returned to an entirely in-person semester for the first time since the fall of 2019, there is much to talk about in terms of Binghamton University administration. We’ll...


Columns

Judicial systems must condemn white vigilantes like Rittenhouse

In August 2020, Kyle Rittenhouse, who was 17 years old at the time, joined counter-protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin at a Black Lives Matter protest against police brutality. Days before, a Black resident,...


Columns

In response to Nicholas Walker's 2018 Column: Binghamton is upstate

A few years ago, Nicholas Walker, a previous Opinions columnist at Pipe Dream and a Syracuse native, wrote a column titled “Binghamton is not part of upstate New York.” The crux of...


Columns

Social welfare can combat consequences of globalization

After World War II, a new era of trade liberalization began across the globe. From that point, a combination of technology and international trade agreements led to decreasing tariffs and quotas at...


Columns

U.S. vaccine rollout is bound to be flawed

For about 10 months last year, I had one thought that would come to my mind at least once a day: What if my mom dies? It got quieter over time, but...


Staff Editorials

Editorial: Justice for Kai Liu

On Nov. 13, a GoFundMe was published detailing the brutal assault and robbery of Kai Liu. Liu is an international student who received a master’s degree from Binghamton University in 2020. Liu...


Columns

Islamophobic rhetoric from politicians is dangerous

For my last column of the semester, I wanted to bring attention to a developing story. If you’ve taken a look at the political side of social media or read any print...


Columns

Rikers Island must close immediately

The Rikers Correctional Center in New York City is in crisis. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, conditions for inmates have steadily worsened. The situation has become so severe that U.S....