Tuesday, September 23, 2008
When classes started at Binghamton University, I was feeling a bit unfulfilled. My classes were great, but I needed something to supplement my curricular activities. Thanks to the B-Line, which is the e-mail notification system that alerts students of happenings on campus, I was made aware of the numerous clubs available to me, many of which I found greatly interesting. I proceeded to join WHRW which is the university radio station, Pipe Dream, which is the newspaper, the food co-op, which is an amazing cooperative health food store in the university union, and the Experimental Media Organization/Student Action Coalition, which is a progressive student activist group. The Student Action Coalition is organizing an amazing social justice conference this coming November, with none other than Howard Zinn as a guest speaker! Howard Zinn has been a hero of mine for a long time, and wrote the infamous “A People’s History of the United States.” The radio station is a real radio station that streams online and broadcasts in a 25 mile radius, and has an incredibly large music library. Pipe Dream puts out a paper at an amazing rate of twice a week, which requires incredible dedication and organization. The food co-op offers healthy and vegetarian/vegan options that may not be available in the dining halls, and is a wonderful, welcoming place. I am very happy with the organizations I’ve joined and I look forward to getting more deeply involved with them.