Columns

The line of what is offensive should be redrawn

Last week, Pete Davidson performed at Binghamton University. Davidson, who is known for his dark sense of humor, made a few comments during his set that stood out from the rest. At...


Guest Columns

The Nature Preserve stands in the way of parking

My earliest class this semester starts at 10:05 a.m. I live in a U Club apartment, which means I have a pretty convenient commute to Binghamton University’s campus. While the bus is...


Columns

Watching a movie is not a substitute for reading a book

A feeling of anxiety, sadness and overall gloom takes hold of me; I dread what comes next. No, I am not referring to the start of the semester, but to the end...


Columns

It's impossible to glamorize plantations

Several years ago, my family and I visited Thomas Jefferson’s plantation, Monticello, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Throughout the tour, our guide shared countless tales about the life and...


Columns

Corporations are taking steps our government won't

In the past few months, more mass shootings have shaken the United States. In August, a man walked into a Walmart in El Paso and targeted individuals based on their race during...


Staff Editorials

Editorial: "Don't ruin the show"

In Pete Davidson’s recent performance at Binghamton University, he remarked that he would be bullied by the school’s newspaper after the show was over. While we criticize more often than we praise...


Columns

Traveling the Middle East shouldn't be stymied by fear

The magnificent Hagia Sophia mosque in Turkey. The ancient city of Petra in Jordan. The timeless pyramids of Giza in Egypt. These wonders of the ancient world, dating back thousands of years,...


Columns

Police officers still deserve our respect

A few weeks ago, I saw a video on Twitter depicting two NYPD officers being relentlessly pelted with water and jeered at by citizens at point-blank while making an arrest in Harlem....


Columns

The perceptions surrounding tattoos have changed, but not enough

When I was younger, I told my mom I wanted a tattoo and she scoffed. “Tattoos are trashy, and you won’t be able to be buried in a Jewish cemetery,” she said....


Columns

Sound-bite culture compromises the integrity of online content

On Sept. 3, rapper Lil Nas X was a guest on the HBO show “The Shop: Uninterrupted.” The show, which is a collaboration between HBO Sports and LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s...


Staff Editorials

Editorial: Financial Plan Z

After contract negotiations between SUNY and United University Professions (UUP) left Binghamton University in a budgetary crisis, administrators have struggled with ways to fill the gap in revenue needed to cover faculty...