Opinions

Performative social media activism is counterproductive

“Why aren’t we talking about this?” It feels like every time I open Instagram, at least one person’s story has an Impact infographic or news article about a trending national or global...


Columns

Monetary donations foster false satisfaction

I donated my dwindling meal plan dollars purely out of pressure and fear of judgment when dining services at Binghamton University were collecting donations for a food drive. It’s not that I...


Columns

Artemis mission to the moon has exciting technological, scientific potential

In September, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) decided to roll back the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket from Complex 39A to the Vehicle Assembly Building ahead of the expected arrival...


Opinions

Environmental racism disproportionately distributes the consequences of consumption

Environmental racism includes but is not limited to governmental rules, policies or regulations that unevenly target neighborhoods disproportionately made up of people of color or poorer people, for locally undesirable land uses....


Opinions

Customers should be more understanding toward small businesses post-COVID-19

The rally behind small businesses has stopped in the post-COVID-19 world. Small businesses are struggling more than ever due to the increasing impatience of their customers. On March 16, 2020, New York...


Opinions

BookTok's "trope-ification" of literature is problematic

Over the course of just three years, BookTok has grown from simple book recommendation videos to skits involving fictional characters and authors releasing preorder deals. As of January 2022, there were 35.8...


Opinions

Renewable energy companies should be strengthened by working within the private sector

At least on the national level, the government is doing a remarkably horrible job of directly countering the causes and symptoms of climate change. Perhaps it is because of the necessity for...


Opinions

Comedians should be tactful when using stereotypes

Nearly as soon as comedian Dave Chappelle ended his Saturday Night Live monologue on Nov. 12, the backlash was swift. Accusations that Chappelle’s monologue contained anti-Semitic remarks flooded the media, with people...


Staff Editorials

Editorial: Youth voting plays a crucial role in our future

Young voters were crucial to Democratic successes in this recent midterm election. Democrats have gained control over the U.S. Senate and have had limited losses in the U.S. House of Representatives. The...


Opinions

Daylight savings time should be made permanent

This year, the U.S. Senate finally passed a bill long sought by activists to make daylight saving time (DST) permanent and abolish the biannual changing of the clocks. The aptly named Sunshine...


Opinions

Affirmative action must be preserved

The modern factors by which colleges and universities consider potential applicants have essentially always been highly contested. Are objective measures, like test scores, grades and class rank, superior to other potentially subjective...