My Endorsements for Local Elections

By Arthur O’Sullivan Since September, I have been interviewing candidates for local elections in Broome County. Happy Medium, the hip new magazine organizing these interviews, needed a Republican writer to balance perspectives on the race. Since there are no Republicans in Happy Medium (yet), I was drafted to take on the job. You should be seeing the fruits of our labor on October 27. It was a great opportunity, and I’m grateful to Happy Medium’s…

’87: The Secret History of Binghamton Review 

By Arthur O’Sullivan (To the tune of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah) I heard there was a secret room Where Mangle was, in FNAF Two But you don’t really care for Foxies, do you? It goes like this, the vent, the hiss, Without the mask, he’s really pissed. It’s Mangle, and he bites in ’87. ’87. ’87. ’87. ‘eighty se-e-e-e-ven. Any zoomer born after 2002 can’t game. All they know is Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria, charge they doors,…

An Interview with Logan Blakeslee, SA Presidential Hopeful

By Arthur O’Sullivan If you thought election season was over, think again! In November, we voted for a bunch of politicians in far away places. This coming Sunday, we’ll be voting for our Student Association members. Unlike high school, this student government has the opportunity to influence campus life for everyone: cutting or increasing student costs, aiding or protesting administrative abuses, fighting for or against student interests. It all depends on who gets elected. To…

The Jon Lizak Incident

By Logan Blakeslee, Sean Harrigan, and Arthur O’Sullivan The United States of America experienced an unprecedented event on January 6, 2021: A sitting president refused to concede his electoral loss, believing that the vote had been stolen through massive voting fraud. That day, nearly 12,000 ardent supporters of Donald Trump gathered at the U.S. Capitol Building for a “Stop the Steal” protest, in a last-ditch effort to pressure republican senators and vice president Mike Pence…

Horrors of Binghamton Dining 

By Midas Leung Here in Binghamton, we all have our own favorite dining spots, or you just make food at home. You would think that food safety would be the number one priority, but one of my friends says otherwise. One day after a grueling set of classes, my friend decided that he was hungry and went to eat at CIW. He grabbed the most appetizing item to him, in this case a burger, but…

There’s No Place for Zoning Laws in Binghamton

By Siddharth Gundapaneni On July 19th, Binghamton Mayor Jared Kraham put forth a new housing law with the purpose of “protecting the integrity of single-family residential neighborhoods.”  In an attempt to diversify housing options available for locals, this law will place significant restrictions on where students looking to live off-campus are able to reside. Unfortunately, the consequences of this policy will not be as favorable as the Mayor may have hoped.  This law will immediately…

ABCs of Binghamton 2022

Advice Column: Do you need help with your problems? Well you’re in luck because we won’t provide any practical solutions. Bitches: What you won’t be getting this semester. COVID: This is most definitely over and we definitely aren’t seeing an uprise in cases already. I sure love to not hear professors complain about it over and over and over and over and over. Dunkin’: Every afternoon, a wriggling, writhing mass of humanity manifests to block…

Why the Weather Sucks

By Dillon O’Toole I was originally intending to close out this semester with another article that tells you what new music I have been listening to lately, cleverly disguised as an article claiming to be about the best music released in 2022.  Instead, it has come to my attention that a more pressing matter is in need of broader attention, one which affects the entire population of Binghamton University and the rest of Broome County. …

Publication Report Card

By Our Staff With the spring semester coming to a close, it’s time to look back on the work of Binghamton’s college publications and grade them accordingly. Pipe Dream: C Within this year, we saw, for better or worse, Pipe Dream return to printing physical issues. Unfortunately, their stacks are always full because (you know the lines). In terms of content, it’s been more of the same: boring “news articles” and cringy opinion articles competing…

Joe Wrote a Creepypasta While Jon was at the Gym

Joe Badalamenti 65 Baxter Drive, the rumored haunted mansion of Harvey Spooker. Some say that he is the spirit of Harvey Stegner’s long-lost brother. Others say that he’s an alien conducting experiments under the guise of a familiar being. Year after year, many would venture into the mansion, only to meet a grim fate… by that I mean death! To my knowledge, I am the only one to have survived the mansion. This is my…

One-Trick Tenney and NY-22’s Other Candidates

By Patrick McAuliffe Binghamton students may not care much for local politics. As seems to be the trend in college-dominated towns, students come for four years to get their education, widely-available booze, and socialization with people their own age before heading out into the world for better opportunities. However, should you, dear reader, care to know how our Congressional district’s candidates stand on current issues beyond the D, R, or L next to their name,…

Get to Know Tom Quiter, Libertarian Candidate for State Senate

By Harold Rook The following is an abbreviated transcription of an interview conducted over Zoom on October 14th, 2020. Harold Rook: “Tell us a little about yourself.” Tom Quiter: “I was born a farm boy, always lived on some kind of farm. If we weren’t farming for business, we were farming for ourselves. Putting away our own food saved [us] a lot of money [and] allowed us to bring the house up to par… farming…

Cuomo Killed Grandma… and New York

By Patrick McAuliffe I’ve tried to steer clear of COVID-centric analysis so far this semester. It’s on everyone’s minds and every news platform, so if you aren’t at least partially aware of societal expectations and new information by now, you must be more closed off from society than Jared Leto when he was living as a hermit in mid-March. Our own school was finally closed last Wednesday due to rising local cases. However, it would…

BU Under Investigation for Alleged Free Speech Violations

By Tommy Gagliano and Harold Rook On September 15th, 2020, the United States Department of Education published a letter informing Binghamton University and President Harvey Stenger that a federal investigation into the University had been launched. The notice states that there “seems to be evidence suggesting Binghamton selectively applies its stated policies and procedures to discriminate against students based on the content of their speech and their decision to associate with groups such as the…

BU Transitions to Remote Learning for Two Weeks

By Tommy Gagliano On the morning of October 7th, a B-line News Addition was sent to Binghamton University students, with a message from President Harvey Stenger. The note stated that, starting the following day (October 8th), all in-person classes would transition to remote learning for a two-week period. The announcement was not unexpected for most students; over the week or so prior, COVID cases had been steadily rising, both among the BU community and in…