Columns

Why do smart speakers always use female voices?

To say that technology is ever-changing is an understatement. The competition for consumerism calls for an arms race between companies to outsmart one another. Among the latest of these competitions is the...


Columns

All sex workers deserve legal protection

As a new generation of autonomous individuals seeks sex work as a legitimate means of employment, they face overwhelming backlash and a pitiful lack of protection. In a society obsessed with the...


Staff Editorials

Editorial: Demanding accessibility at BU

For students with disabilities at Binghamton University, navigating college both inside and outside the classroom is no small task. If a student has a physical disability that hinders their ability to walk,...


Columns

We can choose how automation will change society

What will the future of work look like? It is a question that is being asked by many people — not just by economists, but by political scientists, labor organizers and everyday...


Guest Columns

Navigating birth control on your own

I got my first real boyfriend in college. My parents are religious immigrants and very closed-off people, which made it hard to open up to them about relationships. When I’m at home,...


Staff Editorials

Editorial: Why are 30 BU students not sure if they've sexually assaulted or harassed someone?

Although this year’s Pipe Dream sex survey did not ask as many questions pertaining to sexual violence as last year’s did, the response to one particular question on this year’s survey stood...


Columns

How do we navigate the line between platonic and romantic?

It’s the last month of cuffing season, and love, or something close to it, is in the air! Some enjoy it as nothing short of a sexapalooza, and others find it a...


Columns

Continuing the fight for transgender people's rights

Is sex binary? A few years ago, I would’ve said yes. But here’s why my opinion changed, and why yours should, too. With the turn of the new century, people are becoming...


Columns

Addressing the misconceptions about plant-based diets

Nutritional interrogation is frequent among us vegans, but rare among the carnivores of the world. The constant questioning feels hostile, even if asked out of curiosity. Consistent onslaughts have driven me to...


Columns

Discriminatory policies put LGBTQ lives in physical danger

A few years ago, during the previous administration, it seemed that the rights and freedoms for LGBTQ individuals were becoming more and more discussed. The legalization of gay marriage in the United...


Columns

Record labels can hinder artists' success

The record label-artist rivalry is a tale as old as time. Disputes between labels and their artists have existed ever since music production became a field of profession. Johnny Cash and Columbia...