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Cooking is necessary to combating the food industry

Everyone needs to eat to survive. Eating food supplies us with the nutrients we need for all bodily functions. However, the way in which humans get these nutrients is different than any...


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Editorial: Guess who's Yak, Yak again

After four years, Yik Yak has finally returned. Yik Yak, an anonymous sharing application first launched in 2013, quickly became popular within college communities. The app functions by connecting users within a...


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Voting in every election matters

How many times have you voted before? Once? Twice? Never? Millions of people abstain from the electoral system every year, especially young people. If you’ve never voted before or aren’t planning on...


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Police should not enforce traffic law

For decades, police academies have taught new recruits that any traffic stop could be their last and to never hesitate to use force to save their own life. They frequently show videos...


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Communities must invest in walkable cities

Just outside of campus, construction for the Route 434 Greenway Project is underway — a 2.5-mile pedestrian and bike path connecting the town of Vestal to Downtown Binghamton. Generally, while walking through...


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Artificial intelligence is unlikely to seriously harm society

Many sci-fi movies have painted artificial intelligence (AI) to be an omen of humanity’s demise. The first cinematic appearance of AI was in a 1927 silent German film, “Metropolis.” Throughout the entire...


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Editorial: Delta: the gift that keeps on giving

On Tuesday, Sept. 7, Binghamton University students received a B-Line News Addition containing a message from BU President Harvey Stenger about COVID-19 on campus. In this message, Stenger expressed concerns about an...


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Celebrities are not obligated to speak on social issues

One positive aspect of today’s rapid news cycle is the ability to find out about virtually any event occurring anywhere at any time. From Twitter bots to renowned news anchors, virtually any...


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FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine can curtail misinformation

A short two weeks ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. This is a monumental scientific achievement, from development to approval and mass...


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Eric Adams is unfit for the role of NYC mayor

The murder of George Floyd last year and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement against police brutality and systematic racial inequality have continued to loom large over America’s collective political...


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The guilt of socializing during a pandemic is nuanced

These days, it feels like every social college activity is a super-spreader event. I find that over the past year and a half, everything makes me feel just a little guilty in...


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Editorial: Pipe Dream's words of wisdom 2021

As Binghamton University welcomes first-year students in person this fall, there are sure to be many questions and doubts. From sophomores to seniors, Pipe Dream staff is here to give you our...


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Don't be scared to be undeclared

Entering Binghamton University last August, my undeclared major felt like a giant inkblot on my life — annoying and stressful. I was jealous of my suitemates who had come in as declared...