Students shouldnt be peppered with survey questions while eating at a MSU cafeteria. The method in which a survey was given to MSU freshmen by the Department of Residence Life on the first day of class while they ate in the cafeterias could have been better. Eighteen percent of freshmen returned the survey, which was distributed throughout each residence hall cafeteria and covered a wide range of issues, including drinking, campus groups and money.
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. How many times has the truth of this cliché prevented you from following the latest lose-50-pounds-in-a-day diet or joining one of the 300-CDs-for-a-penny music clubs?
Ive seen Revenge of the Nerds and PCU - I know theres a lot of basic crap that freshmen deal with in college, as Jennifer Carboni, director of Bailey and Bryan halls, said in The State News (Residents react to lewd slurs scrawled through halls ,SN 9/25). But never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that the freshman crap I should be anticipating would include the threat of rape. I refer to the malicious vandalism of Brody Complex on Sept.
While I approve of William Robertsons attempt to add to the debate on school vouchers (Vouchers combine church and state, SN 9/21), I find his letter to be shortsighted and to misconstrue the issue. If it were possible to separate church and state as he implies, this separation would privilege atheism, which is, in its own way, just as much of a belief system. The above cliché that is thrown about with so much rhetorical glee obfuscates the Constitutions true intent as I see it.
The image of MSU has improved drastically from the fiery and riotous one just a few years back. The conduct of the students has greatly improved, the football teams bowl victory and the basketball teams national championship has helped to broadcast that new image to the rest of the country and the recent actions of MSU President M.
Last weekend, I was fortunate enough to have a ticket for the MSU-Notre Dame football game. Herb Haygood running into the end zone to give MSU the victory and the boisterous celebration in the stands that followed will be lasting memories that no Spartan fan will soon forget.
Its truly a shame that the Culturas de las Razas Unidas mural on the rock was painted over, (Fraternity paints over heritage message on rock, SN 9/25) a true shame that the members of the CRU didnt have the pride in what they were painting to stay til dawn and defend it. As long as Ive been going to MSU, the only way to have your message stay on the rock was to defend it til dawn.