I am writing in response to the article in Fridays paper regarding the closing of Tower Records on Grand River Avenue (Tower to close, blames Napster, SN 4/13). I find it interesting how it blames Napster - like everyone in the music industry seems to be doing.
Last week, I was strolling past Tower Records, and what I saw inside got me really excited. Domestic Problems was right there, like a display in a window, playing away. I know, Domestic who? Domestic Problems is just one of the great local bands youve never heard of, thanks to lack of exposure.
Relations between MSU police and students will be further strained with President M. Peter McPhersons approval of an undercover investigation of Students for Economic Justice, then called United Students Against Sweatshops. Beginning in February 2000, MSU police Officer Jamie Gonzales posed as elementary education junior Samantha Volare and attended SEJ meetings so she could observe meetings and activities. McPherson told The State News last Thursday of his approval of the investigation.
It is refreshing to have the crew of a U.S. spy plane back on American soil in a peaceful manner, but the situation with China could have been resolved more quickly. The 24 crew members of the plane that made an emergency landing in China nearly two weeks ago landed in Hawaii on Thursday.
I am writing in response to two letters that appeared in The State News last week concerning the Graduate Employees Union (Unionizing would hurt grad students, SN 4/2 and Questions raised by grad union, SN 4/6). I am one of the 1,200 graduate students who already have joined GEU, and I am confident a union will improve the lives of graduate students at MSU.
Are they all watching you?If you are one of those paranoid types - who thinks that if people are laughing when you enter a room, it is you who is the brunt of their joke - then stop reading.Put down the paper and crawl back under the rock you use for shelter from the spooky world.We, as independent college students, are particularly cautious when giving out personal information, but the simple fact is if someone was determined enough to gather information on us, they probably could do it relatively easily.Credit card receipts can track anything purchased with the plastic.
This is in response to TJ Dickinson (Alcohol ban wont change U, SN 4/4) and Brian Selewski (Prohibition wont help improve U, SN 4/5), who each vehemently refuted Craig Gunns column Alcohol can cause many nasty side effects (SN 4/2). Without a doubt, both these students missed the actual point of Gunns column, which was that MSU does not need prohibition or drastic measures in order to control alcohol.