Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Opinion

OPINION

Unemployed graduate seeks job in Never-Never Land

When I was very young, I loathed when adults asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. Regardless of my age I always firmly believed I was QUITE grown-up, so I gave them a ridiculous answer and replied, “I’d like to be a set of Tinker Toys, or perhaps a trophy wife.” And let me tell you, at 8 years old, those sort of answers always killed them!

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End of the road

MSU’s tuition guarantee was originally a good idea, but considering the continuing lack of state funding, an increase in tuition rates has become necessary.The guarantee, in place since 1994, has kept tuition and on-campus housing cost increases at or below the projected rate of inflation.

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President pushes unnecessary precautions

So President Bush is pushing for a new high-tech missile defense system. I don’t think very highly of Bush or any of his plans, but he did surprise me with a quote in the May 14 edition of Newsweek.

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Good move

The panel appointed to review the undercover investigation of Students for Economic Justice made the right decision by choosing Quinn Wright, a student, to serve on the panel. The panel was created to investigate the undercover infiltration of SEJ by the MSU police.

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Writer questions presidents actions

This year, for the first time in quite awhile, I attended graduation. Lacking the stature of the speakers, I merely listened to their words of wisdom, and recalled the time of my own graduation 31 years ago at Madison Square Garden.

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Danger ahead

With relations between the United States and China already strained, the president should not make statements that could provoke conflict with China. Chinese leaders said President Bush is leading the country “on a dangerous road” after pledging this week to defend Taiwan.

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Comedies arent always funny

I already got tired of reading the relativistic columns by Vince Estes. I know that traditional values, the notions of good, bad, nice and ugly are almost a sin in this liberal newspaper. However, if everyone is so relativistic and everybody has his or her own truth, then let me express what I think. Last week, Estes wrote that he regretted the British had not yet discovered “poo humor.” If that was not enough, this week, Estes asserted we are all richer because of Tom Green’s “art” (“New Green film offers fans good laughs,” SN 4/24). I wonder why Estes, after recognizing how repugnant Green’s ideas are, insists on calling them “art?” Many masterpieces in literature and universal philosophy have treated scatological issues in depth and discussed what they say about our human nature.

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Warped, immoral beliefs offensive

I thought free speech was encouraged in our country, but after reading page 5A of Wednesday’s State News, I guess I was mistaken. John La Fleur expresses his opinion (“Institution of marriage is for heterosexuals,” SN 4/20), and the ultra-liberal MSU student body is ready to crucify him.

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Article was an attack on student

I am writing in response to Friday’s front-page student bashing (“Inconsistencies found in student’s résumé,” SN 4/20). I am absolutely appalled by the complete lack of tact shown by this newspaper in handling its mistakes.

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Ticket price raise is worth it

I am writing in regards to Stephen MacGuidwin’s reaction to the increase in ticket prices (“ Increase in ticket prices isn’t right,” SN 4/18). First of all, MacGuidwin’s comment that he would “rather pay $1 a game more, and watch co-Big Ten champion Wolverines play than save and stand another season like last year’s” was ridiculously fair-weatherish.

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Sisterly love is all about power

Power is a funny thing. Few of us ever have as much as we would like and we frequently have problems with those we think have too much of it. Power is so desirable because it renders us out of control of our situation if we don’t have it.

OPINION

RU-486 cant be offered at Olin

As representatives of Olin Health Center and the MSU Health Team, of which Olin is a partner, we feel it is important to provide important clinical information on the federally mandated use of RU-486.

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Fund reading

President Bush made a poor decision by cutting funds for Reading Is Fundamental, a national reading program. RIF is designed to provide children across the country with paperback books.

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Diversity must be experienced

I followed the discussion about shifting editing supervision of MSU’s yearbook to the undergraduate student government, ASMSU (“ASMSU rejects proposal for editorial control of yearbook,” SN 4/24). The motivation behind the respective proposal seems noble indeed: To foster a better understanding of those who are different from you. But is control over a publication really the way to gain more solidarity between races, nationalities, genders or any other diversity category?