About Us

Happy Medium — a satisfying compromise; an impossible standard.

Happy Medium Magazine is Binghamton University’s student-run, nonpartisan, politics magazine, chartered by the Student Association.

Happy Medium’s mission is to create a space for all Binghamton University students to respectfully and productively discuss the politics of our nation and world.

One of the fundamental truths when working with public policy is that you can never make everyone happy. In addition to making smart policy decisions, political actors must consider who will be made happy or angry by the outcomes. If someone always feels unheard, then a happy medium cannot be reached. We like to imagine that, somewhere in the middle ground of our increasingly polarized politics, there is a compromise on which we can all agree. However, more often than not, compromise results in further frustration for both sides.

In a democracy, compromise is a requisite of progress. We weigh what we are willing to lose against our potential to gain. This process can give us clarity about what is most important.

Our Team

Editor in Chief
Arwen Fernandez O’Brien

Managing Editor
Amanda Escotto

Marketing Treasurer
Joseph Brugellis

Political Director
Trevor Fornara

Writing Team
Ashley Pickus
Bart Cornelis Arend Van Der Wal
Benjamin Hoff
Dianthe Alfrida Soloman Philip
Dominic Bossey
Emma Breuer
Emma Galletta
Eric Wang
Geonha Lim
Jenifer Weng
Jonathan Maestre
Logan Ellingson
Malcolm Schultz
Martin Ziobron
Matthew Beylinson
Nicco Elie-Pierre
Noe Lebanidze
Rachael Ali
Skylar Yerdon
Timothy Martinson

If you are interested in working with Happy Medium as a writer, copy editor, graphic designer, photographer, or artist, please reach out to us at happymedium@binghamtonsa.org.