Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Commentary

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Right turn

Ford Motor Co.’s image is totaled. The automaker was ordered Wednesday by a California state judge to recall as many as 1.7 million Ford cars and trucks.

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Rock incident was worth attention

A recent letter to the editor by Ellen Sciba (“Rock article was not newsworthy,” SN 10/10) appallingly tried to downplay the painting over of a Hispanic Heritage Month display on the rock on Farm Lane by fraternity pledges.

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U needs to teach diversity better

I am writing in response to Ellen Sciba’s letter to the editor printed in The State News (“Rock article was not newsworthy,” SN 10/10). After reading Sciba’s letter I couldn’t help but scratch my head in wonderment at how a journalism senior could view the events that transpired with regards to the rock in such a shallow, narrow and superficial light.

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Native issue

Native Americans - and everyone else - have the right to protest Columbus Day. On Monday night, roughly 200 people gathered at the rock on Farm Lane to celebrate Indigenous People’s Day, which protests the federal observance of Columbus Day.

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Binsfeld is not person for position

Michigan’s former Lt. Gov. Connie Binsfeld is now a candidate for the MSU Board of Trustees. Before you cast your ballot please consider not just name recognition, but Binsfeld’s past record. The Lansing State Journal and Detroit Free Press described, in detail, how Binsfeld used her position of power to pressure the Department of Natural Resources and the Environmental Protection Agency to grant permits. Binsfeld’s longtime friend Michael Hendrickson of Munising was twice denied a permit by the DNR for a landfill that was near a wetland connected to Lake Superior.

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Voter registration is pretty simple

The article The State News ran regarding the voter registration deadline was misleading (“Voter registration deadline close,” SN 10/6). Students do not, in fact, have to vote in the city currently listed on their driver’s license.

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Rock article was not newsworthy

I am writing in response to the article that appeared in The State News (“Fraternity paints over heritage message on rock,” SN 9/25). After finishing the article I just had to laugh out loud.

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Good deal

The East Lansing community should thank Jacobson’s for many years of memories and wish it luck as it moves on.

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Correction

In the Opinion Page editorial “Major move” (SN 10/6), Alpha Phi Alpha was misspelled.