Columns

The convenience of de-icers does not outweigh their environmental impacts

During the snowiest time of the year, many must take solace in the fact that despite the assurance of general annoyances, as well as very real dangers, that oncoming snowfall provides, they...


Columns

"Young adult" fiction may be too broad a category for potential readers

Picture this: you are in your local bookstore, searching for a novel to buy your younger sibling who loves young adult (YA) fantasy books like “Harry Potter” or “Percy Jackson & The...


Staff Editorials

Editorial: Don't cheat yourself

It’s no secret that students are struggling with online learning. It’s easy to feel disconnected and unfocused when it comes to sitting through lectures on Zoom week after week, and pairing these...


Columns

The orgasm gap highlights misogynistic sex education in the U.S.

Let’s talk about sex! National Orgasm Day is July 31, which celebrates and raises awareness for issues around sexual climax. Among those issues, one of the most significant is the orgasm gap....


Columns

Texan power outages should not be blamed on the outcome of the election

We are now on the second week of watching the state of Texas be hit hard by an unprecedented winter storm. Temperatures dipped below freezing and the state, which is usually tens...


Staff Editorials

Editorial: The show shouldn't go on

Last fall, the Binghamton University theatre department announced that it would be putting on a production of “Twilight: Los Angles, 1992” during its spring 2021 season. The play, written by Black playwright...


Columns

Television series are the best medium to bring young adult fiction to life

As a self-proclaimed “book nerd,” it’s not unusual to see yet another of my favorite young adult (YA) authors announce that there is a movie adaptation in their series’ future. It seems...


Columns

Bringing back the local train station could revitalize Binghamton

At the end and beginning of every semester, most Binghamton University students face the challenge of traveling back to their hometowns from Binghamton and vice versa. While students do have some options...


Columns

The second Trump impeachment process should have prioritized accountability over partisanship

With the backdrop of a second impeachment trial recently concluded in the Senate, America is once again embroiled in an argument on how to hold government and the actions of its officials...


Columns

NYS legislature takes a crucial step toward LGBTQ+ equality

Last week, I was reading about the latest movements by the New York State Legislature and was so happy to see a harmful statute repealed, securing a big win for transgender and...


Columns

Off-campus students deserve reliable housing resources

Moving off campus, in many ways, is a student’s first step into the real world. Not the “real” world preached by parents when their child moves into a dorm — no, the...


Columns

Retail investors striking back at Wall Street is more than a fluke

The stock market is deemed an important and sacred aspect of our economy by both our news media and governmental figures. Most of us have been confused by the jargon that surrounds...