Saturday, October 16, 2021

Opinion

OPINION

Blame shared by walkers, motorists

As a student here at MSU I frequently walk to class, work and around Grand River Avenue - just like a majority of the other students here on campus. More than once I have witnessed a few close calls between people who are walking and people who are driving.

OPINION

Diversity not a hockey isue

Thank you so very much for informing me I am a bigot because I enjoy hockey. I never realized that black people are not welcome in the sport.

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Police infiltration leads to silence

As a student activist at Yale University, I was tremendously disturbed to read Jeremy W. Steele’s article about police infiltration of the MSU affiliate of United Students Against Sweatshops (“Activist group exposes undercover officer,” SN 4/3). While police infiltration of student and other dissident groups has a long history in the United States, that infiltration has often ended in tragedy.

OPINION

Columnist responds to e-mail from U

At the end of this column is a short byline explaining that, if you want to write to me, you can do so at kundiris@msu.edu. I’ve been writing this for a year, and in the process I’ve received close to 200 letters.

OPINION

Alcohol ban wont change U

I must first say that Craig Gunn’s opinion (“Alcohol can cause many nasty side effects,” SN 4/2) was probably the funniest thing I have read in The State News since I came to East Lansing in 1998.

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Basketball more accessible sport

I don’t follow hockey and am a basketball fan. However, as an alumnus, I am proud of Ryan Miller and coach Ron Mason for what they’ve done for the university.

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Undercover

The undercover investigation of a student activist group by university police was unethical and hurt student-police relations. MSU police Officer Jamie Gonzales posed as elementary education junior Samantha Volare and participated in meetings and activities with Students for Economic Justice, an officially registered campus group.

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Required shots

A proposed state House bill to require students to be vaccinated for meningitis is an important safety measure and it should be passed. State Rep.

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Weekend proves U acts with class

This past weekend, after what many believe was the worst loss of the season for the MSU men’s basketball team, the reaction and behavior of the students truly did exhibit the motto, “Spartans act with class.” This year, being the two-year anniversary of the March 27-28, 1999, riot, many speculated a loss might cause problems in the streets of East Lansing following the game.

OPINION

Bands missed because of age restrictions

I don’t think anyone will argue with me when I say alcohol is a key part of college culture. It seems sometimes the entirety of college students’ social world is built on a foundation of alcohol.I’m not going to condemn that; for the most part, I don’t have a problem with it.

OPINION

Whitmer worked hard to close gap

Last Wednesday, the Michigan House of Representatives passed a higher education budget that would take a large step in the direction of closing the funding gap between MSU and the state’s other research institutions.

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Unionizing would hurt grad students

I am encouraging graduate students to vote against unionization. If students don’t get out and vote, the decision will be made only by a select few who feel strongly about the issue.

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Proud of U

While the defeat of the men’s basketball team by Arizona on Saturday was disappointing, MSU has a lot to be proud of. MSU lost to the Wildcats 80-61 in the Spartans’ third-straight appearance in the Final Four, ending hopes for a repeat of last year’s NCAA Championship. More than 2,000 people filled the streets surrounding Cedar Village after the game in a generally peaceful gathering.

OPINION

Dont protest with violence

Brian Emerson Jones’ column on Pride Week grieved me deeply (“Pride Week celebrations are important to all,” SN 3/28). I agree it is horrible how homosexuals are victims of hate crimes.